Marine Corps reservist Ben Nordstrom looked to purchase a rifle to defend his new residence in California. The coronavirus shutdowns of some gun stores in the state proved a minor inconvenience at first, but Nordstrom is still without his firearm. State law mandates that weapons can only be legally sold to people with valid California photo IDs. The Marine cannot get one because of coronavirus restrictions in the state. In addition, thanks to a rare restriction on ammunition purchases, California also requires state ID and a background check to purchase ammunition, which means he can't buy ammo for the gun he already owns.