California gun laws


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ewarman
February 5, 2011, 11:13 PM
I'm not completely familiar with California gun laws, so I was hoping you guys would help me out. I am a freshman college student in California but I am from Massachusetts. I know that to buy a rifle or shotgun you have to be 18+, which I am. I couldn't however find if California law permits me to obtain a gun permit and purchase a gun if I am not a California resident. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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SaxonPig
February 6, 2011, 12:06 AM
After a certain time period you may be considered a CA resident. Then you go get a CA ID card. Check the CA state Dept of Justice web site.

Or buy a gun when home on Spring Break and bring it with you as personal property.

Fractal X
February 6, 2011, 05:30 AM
You don't need a gun permit here for long guns, though the state does require a Handgun Safety Certificate to purchase hand guns.

Here's a link to the CA DMV, if they believe that you have become a CA resident they will issue you an ID Card or Drivers license. Once you have the license is is just a matter of walking into a gun store, paying, filling out the paperwork, and waiting your 10 days. http://dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm#two500

Also, make absolutely sure that you know the rules regarding guns, the school, and wherever you live. If you are found to have a gun on a public school campus (i.e. a Cal State or U.C. school or school owned housing) it is an automatic misdemeanor. If the gun is loaded it is an automatic felony. In addition, you can/will be expelled from the school.

NavyLCDR
February 6, 2011, 01:21 PM
In the bordering states; OR, AR, and NV, if you maintained your Massachusetts residency, you could purchase a rifle with your Massachusetts driver's license and Massachusetts residence address.

gamestalker
February 7, 2011, 03:07 AM
I've been following California's permit issueing guidlines for a couple of weeks now, and it isn't looking good at all. Apparently when a person goes through the qualification process they must provide a reason to need a gun. Carrying for general personal protection isn't a viable reason and as a result law suite are begining to fly like birds. I read this on an NRA Alert very recently. The counties are the ones who seem to be ignoring requests for a permit from anyone without a specific need for a gun, and generalized self defense without some over riding cause such as, I pick up enormous amounts of money from business's daily and take it to the back, or I'm a celiberity, are some of the viable reasons.
Just for the record, don't get caught carrying anything in your car that can be used as a weapon, anything, not even pepper spray is legal in your home or other wise. And don't state that anything in your car or home is for the purpose of self defense, it is against the law to defend yourself with any weapon in California.

Jon_Snow
February 7, 2011, 08:30 PM
Just for the record, don't get caught carrying anything in your car that can be used as a weapon, anything, not even pepper spray is legal in your home or other wise. And don't state that anything in your car or home is for the purpose of self defense, it is against the law to defend yourself with any weapon in California.

This is just flat out wrong. If you fear for your life you can use any means to defend yourself, including firearms. Heck, you don't even have a duty to retreat unlike some other states. You're even protected from civil suits if you are acquitted by reason of self defense. In your home or residence you can carry a loaded firearm or five without a permit. You can carry and use pepper spray without a permit of any kind, except for the Kimber pepper blaster which was classified as a firearm. Self defense with a weapon is just fine so long as it is justifiable.

You only need a permit to carry a loaded gun outside your house, not to own. Your ability to get a permit will depend entirely on what county you live in but keep in mind that even with a permit you can't carry on campus. CA is a 'may issue' state so it's up to the sheriff or CLEO to decide what they want to allow as a good reason for carrying. There are quite a few counties where 'self-defense' is a good enough reason and there are law suits in progress to improve that.

Honestly, if you want a really good lesson in CA's gun laws, find a copy of "How to Own a Gun and Stay Out of Jail" by John Machtinger (http://www.amazon.com/How-Own-Gun-Stay-Jail/dp/0964286459/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1297124822&sr=8-1).

Edit: this should probably be moved to the Legal forum.

Buck Snort
February 8, 2011, 01:11 AM
I've been following California's permit issueing guidlines for a couple of weeks now, and it isn't looking good at all. Apparently when a person goes through the qualification process they must provide a reason to need a gun.


Actually, the situation is CA is slowly getting better. Sacramento Co. lost a lawsuit and is now virtually "shall issue". The sheriff here in Stanislaus Co. ran for re-election promising to issue CCWs with "personal protection" being suitable "good cause" and he's apparently sticking by that promise. I'll know for sure within the next couple of months as I've submitted my application. There are LOTS of rural counties in the PRC that've been really good about CCWs for fifty years. Down in Kern Co. they practically have a deputy standing on the street corner handing them out! So, its really a mixed bag and unless we win the right lawsuits it'll stay that way. Los Angeles Co. and San Francisco Co. take the attitude, "GUNS?!! You people don't need no stink'n guns!!" Check into Calguns.net for the latest, straightest and greatest info.

tipoc
February 8, 2011, 03:18 AM
You can drop by here to get some info on the gun laws here...

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/

This site is also helpful...

http://www.calguns.net/

I'll add this as well.

http://www.calgunlaws.com/

tipoc

zhyla
February 8, 2011, 01:38 PM
This site is also helpful...

http://www.calguns.net/

Yes, in particular the various legality flowcharts linked to at the top of their forum pages. You need to know what is an assault weapon and what isn't before moving to CA.

Pro tip: buy lots of in-demand off-CA-roster handguns before you move, flip them here for a premium.

Librarian
February 8, 2011, 02:01 PM
I couldn't however find if California law permits me to obtain a gun permit and purchase a gun if I am not a California resident.

CA does not require a permit to buy a gun. (We're at least better than a couple places in one tiny respect!) It does require a 'Handgun Safety Certificate' - $25 and take a pathetically simple test, expires after 5 years - to buy handguns, but since you're interested in a rifle, that is not an issue.

For handguns, you would have to prove California residency; that is not required for long guns, but a few FFLs seem to want buyers to do that anyway.

Fed law says you can buy a long gun, at an FFL, in any state, if the sale follows the laws of the state of residence (or business, if FFL) of the seller and the buyer.

Nothing in CA law requires that a long gun buyer be a resident of California BUT the software FFLs have to use to submit the Dealer's Record of Sale (DROS) is implemented to accept just 2 kinds of ID - CA Driver Licenses and ID, and Military ID (with orders stationing the member in CA).

See http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Buying_and_selling_firearms_in_California

Not that it's an issue here but keep in mind that even with a permit you can't carry on campus.this is inaccurate as a matter of law. A license issued under PC 12050 is a specific exemption to the restrictions of PC 626.9(h). Administrators, however, are quite likely to be unsympathetic, and usually offer administrative (suspension/expulsion) or HR (termination of employment) sanctions to students or employees who carry on college or university property.

Frank Ettin
February 8, 2011, 02:04 PM
I've been following California's permit issueing guidlines for a couple of weeks now, and it isn't looking good at all. Apparently when a person goes through the qualification process they must provide a reason to need a gun....Not true.

One does not need to "qualify" to buy a gun. One does need to get a Handgun Safety Certificate to buy a handgun. As much of a nuisance that it may be, it involves merely reading a pamphlet and taking an easy ten minute test.

...Carrying for general personal protection isn't a viable reason and as a result law suite are begining to fly like birds. I read this on an NRA Alert very recently. The counties are the ones who seem to be ignoring requests for a permit from anyone without a specific need for a gun, and generalized self defense without some over riding cause such as, ...Partly true and partly nonsense.

A California CCW is "may issue" and requires good cause. It's up the the issuing law enforcement agency where you live to decide what constitutes good cause. Some counties are easier than other. Some counties accept "self defense" as good cause. But the larger, more urban counties are very tough.

...Just for the record, don't get caught carrying anything in your car that can be used as a weapon,...California law is very strict about thing like clubs or bludgeons or the like. And concealing a fixed blade knife is a felony.

But, under state law, one may carry a folding knife, of any size, even a locking blade that can be opened with one hand, concealed as long as it is closed and not a switch blade, gravity knife or balisong. However, local laws may be more restrictive.

...not even pepper spray is legal in your home or other wise....Absolutely untrue. Pepper spray is even sold in drug stores, hardware stores, super markets, etc.

...is against the law to defend yourself with any weapon in California. Absolutely untrue.

lambertiana
February 8, 2011, 03:13 PM
What county is your college in? Do you live on campus?

As has been noted, state law allows self defense, and you can have loaded firearms in your home. Fixed blades can be legally carried, but must be completely visible with no part of the knife (sheath or handle) covered. Fixed blades are not allowed in motor vehicles, so to be completely legal you would have to put it in the trunk. Folders of any size are legal as long as you carry them closed. And state law allows folders of any size on college campus (but restricts fixed blades to 2"), but your college may have more restrictive rules. In K-12 you can only carry non-locking folders with blades under 2.5".

CCW availability varies widely. When I lived in SF, there was no possible chance. But in my current county, it is no problem. And the Fresno county sheriff was quoted in the newspaper telling people to apply for a permit, and she said that she has permit applications in her car for anyone who wants one. State law allows CCW on school property, but my issuing authority (Tulare County) added a restriction forbidding carry on school property.

Librarian
February 8, 2011, 04:31 PM
Fixed blades are not allowed in motor vehicles, so to be completely legal you would have to put it in the trunk.
That may be locally true (I believe it is for Marin County, for example), but it's not true in state law.
Folders of any size are legal as long as you carry them closed. And state law allows folders of any size on college campus (but restricts fixed blades to 2"), but your college may have more restrictive rules. In K-12 you can only carry non-locking folders with blades under 2.5".
UC is like k-12, while Cal State system is like the rest of California.

See http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=2289918&postcount=6

9mmepiphany
February 8, 2011, 06:10 PM
Just to try to lessen the confusion, let me add my experience.

I'm not going to say anyone posting of this thread is wrong as a blanket statement, but there has been some bad information posted or at least incorrect reading/ interpretation of the law (again bearing in mind that there is State Law and local ordinances).

If it were I asking for a correct reading of the law, I would put my faith in and heed the advice posted by fiddletown and Librarian as I have always found them to be knowledgeable and reliable.

tipoc
February 8, 2011, 10:20 PM
No states gun and knife laws have been more researched and knowledgeably written on by Ca. residents than California's

I posted a couple of links above on the gun laws.

Here on the knife laws.

http://www.ninehundred.net/~equalccw/knifelaw.html

http://zknives.com/knives/articles/law/caknifelaws.shtml

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=208936

California knife laws are actually better than many other states. Fiddletown was correct in his last post and responses. However some localities have laws which are stricter than state law so you should know the difference.

Colleges and schools may have their own rules but these are not laws but school rules. So learn them. No groundskeeper on a campus will be bothered for carrying a knife.

It is quite common to see working people here carrying folders and occasionally fixed blades.

tipoc

tipoc
February 8, 2011, 10:31 PM
ewarman,

Drop by a gun store down your way and ask them what it will take to buy a rifle. They will tell you.

tipoc

lambertiana
February 10, 2011, 05:00 PM
Librarian: Here is the knife law for UC and other college campus property, note that it only mentions fixed blades, and treats UC and Cal State the same:

(b) Any person, except a duly appointed peace officer as defined
in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2, a
full-time paid peace officer of another state or the federal
government who is carrying out official duties while in this state, a
person summoned by any officer to assist in making arrests or
preserving the peace while the person is actually engaged in
assisting any officer, or a member of the military forces of this
state or the United States who is engaged in the performance of his
or her duties, who brings or possesses any dirk, dagger, ice pick, or
knife having a fixed blade longer than 2 1/2 inches upon the grounds
of, or within, any private university, the University of California,
the California State University, or the California Community
Colleges is guilty of a public offense, punishable by imprisonment in
a county jail not exceeding one year, or by imprisonment in the
state prison.

I distinctly recall seeing a provision on the CA leginfo website that prohibited fixed blades in the passenger compartment of motor vehicles, but I can't find it now. So either I was mistaken or the law has changed, it has been about five years since I last looked at those laws. The prohibition against concealed carry of fixed blades on one's person is very clear, but if it is on the seat of your car and not on your person or in a bag hanging from you, then perhaps it would not be considered concealed on your person.

tipoc
February 10, 2011, 09:07 PM
Colleges and schools may have their own rules but these are not laws but school rules.

I was wrong in this bit. Check with the campus for specifics.

tipoc

Librarian
February 11, 2011, 02:05 AM
Librarian: Here is the knife law for UC and other college campus property, note that it only mentions fixed blades, and treats UC and Cal State the same:
Indeed, 626.10 does say that, but you did not see the easily missed change to California Code of Regulations:

EXCEPT University of California, which is now like K-12 for non-students/employees – 5 CCR 100015

[[5 CCR 100000]] Violation of regulations promulgated under section 92440.5 is punishable as a misdemeanor. Pursuant to section 92440.5, these regulations do not apply to the conduct of students, officers, or employees of the University; their conduct is governed by other University regulations.

[[Misdemeanor to carry or possess]]
B. Any knife having a blade two and one-half inches or more in length.
C. Any folding knife with a blade that locks into place.
See my post on CA Knife laws here (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=2289918&postcount=6).

The Westlaw Code of Regulations is on line at http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/

Evergreen
February 11, 2011, 07:08 PM
So, are AR-15s with a pistol grip and flash hider still a no go in California? I am told a majority of military-style firearms are banned there. I dare not bring my M&P with 17rd mags to the state. Considering I don't have safety on the firearm, I know its not "Cali-Approved" Actually, I was told even Canada and Hawaii, for the most part has better firearm laws, with respect to rifles. Also, I was told in California you cannot have possession of any magazine with more than 10 rounds. Also, I am told that California requires ambidextrous safeties, magazine locks, internal locks, etc etc to be classified as "California Legal." So, I assume Glocks, M&Ps in their native configuration are all contraband, as well. Am I correct, once again?

Has anything changed or are these Bolshevik-like restrictions still in place? I seriously cannot even consider going back to Kommiefornia until they do away with all these firearm restrictions. The irony of it all is, I probably really could use a conceal carry permit in California much more than Oregon; yet, I am allowed to carry a firearm in Oregon, but not in California. With respect to this, I don't even bother visiting my relatives down there. Most of them are in Los Angeles. I have always been dreaming they could just split the state in two. From San Francisco to Tijuana, let them have their own state. I always loved Shasta and the Redwoods, quite a shame I cannot see them anymore.

tipoc
February 11, 2011, 09:05 PM
Also, I am told that California requires ambidextrous safeties, magazine locks, internal locks, etc etc to be classified as "California Legal." So, I assume Glocks, M&Ps in their native configuration are all contraband, as well. Am I correct, once again?


You were mis-informed. Glocks and polymer S&Ws are plentiful in Ca. 10 round mags are the legal norm unless Grandfathered in.

You may want to look at the links posted above for more accurate information.

tipoc

9mmepiphany
February 11, 2011, 10:18 PM
So, are AR-15s with a pistol grip and flash hider still a no go in California? I am told a majority of military-style firearms are banned there. I dare not bring my M&P with 17rd mags to the state. Considering I don't have safety on the firearm, I know its not "Cali-Approved" Actually, I was told even Canada and Hawaii, for the most part has been firearm laws, with respect to rifles. Also, I was told in California you cannot have possession of any magazine with more than 10 rounds. Also, I am told that California requires ambidextrous safeties, magazine locks, internal locks, etc etc to be classified as "California Legal." So, I assume Glocks, M&Ps in their native configuration are all contraband, as well. Am I correct, once again?


Were you correct once before? :p

There is so much bad information in your post that I don't even know where to start. If you don't want to understand CA firearms law, that is of course you choice, but you damage your own creditability when you post things you've heard without verifying them. There are no whole truths in your paragraph, only are half-truths and completely false statements...with the exception of your statement of being afraid.

I would suggest that before you spread more mis-information, that you read the links above.

Evergreen
February 11, 2011, 11:12 PM
9mmepiphany.. I was not trying to put down you or California. It is a beautiful state with great weather. Trust me, there are many times I wish I could move back for the weather, alone. I grew up in the LA area the first 12 years of my life. However, the politics there and draconian gun laws have kept me from going south of the Oregon border line.

Now, I was asking questions, not making statements. Had I claimed to had all the answers, I would have not put question marks at the end of my sentences. So, I don't need any credibility to ask questions. If you are credible, then please prove me wrong by showing me proof that all of the concerns I mentioned are, in fact, wrong.

Believe me, there is nothing more than I would want right now then to be wrong. In a lot of discussions I like to be right, but in this discussion, I would be happy to be wrong.

Now, did I invent these concerns from thin air? No.. E.g., how come I see all over the place "CA Legal". Many dealers told me that they couldn't ship semi auto firearms into California that have pistol grips or flash hiders. Tipoc already agreed with me with the 10rd mag limit. I guess I would have to throw away all my mags and buy new ones if I went back to the Golden State.

As far as conceal carry? I hear getting a CCW in most of Cali is harder than winning the California lottery. I'm glad to hear that some counties are issuing them now. However, I have hard time stomaching a "May Issue".

Now, if I am wrong and I can bring my ARs, Saiga and other "evil guns" into California, please show me some a reputable resource where I can read this.

And, can you please explain what "CA Legal" means? Why do guns I see for sale online, say "CA Legal"?

9mmepiphany
February 12, 2011, 12:15 AM
Tipoc already agreed with me with the 10rd mag limit. I guess I would have to throw away all my mags and buy new ones if I went back to the Golden State.
There is a difference between:
I was told in California you cannot have possession of any magazine with more than 10 rounds.
and
10 round mags are the legal norm
Mere possession of magazine with capacities of more than 10 rounds is completely legal, it is the importation/sales/transfer of them that is illegal. All magazine for all my guns hold more than 10 rounds...except guns designed with smaller capacities...and I know many folks who have them and use them

As far as conceal carry? I hear getting a CCW in most of Cali is harder than winning the California lottery. I'm glad to hear that some counties are issuing them now. However, I have hard time stomaching a "May Issue".
There are lawsuits to change the standard of issuance. I live in Sacramento Co and while we are still a May Issue county, we are for practical purposes a Shall Issue county due to the efforts of CalGuns advocates

Now, if I am wrong and I can bring my ARs, Saiga and other "evil guns" into California, please show me some a reputable resource where I can read this.
Calguns Foundation WIKI; California law; Federal firearms law - U S Code, Title 18

And, can you please explain what "CA Legal" means? Why do guns I see for sale online, say "CA Legal"?
It means they are legal to sell in CA. If you'll read the resources cite above, they spell it out in full detail.

In regards to handguns you cited in your prior post:
I am told that California requires ambidextrous safeties, magazine locks, internal locks, etc etc to be classified as "California Legal." So, I assume Glocks, M&Ps in their native configuration are all contraband, as well.
None of this is true. CA does require that guns be submitted for safety testing prior to being sold by a manufacturer in the state...this makes them CA Legal. If a gun is not submitted by a manufacturer, they are not added to the approved list and may not be sold through inter-state sales through an FFL. However guns may previously owned by people moving into the state may be imported. Handguns not on the approved list may also be sold between two parties (face to face) if the handgun is already in the state.

Handguns are not required to have ambidextrous safeties, magazine locks or internal looks to be CA legal. A change last year did require that new guns submitted for approval are required to have a magazine safety...but it is not retroactive to guns already on the list...Glocks and M&Ps sell very well in CA, in whichever configuration their manufacturer submitted them

Again CalGuns is working to have the list done away with

tipoc
February 12, 2011, 12:24 AM
Evergreen,

You are under no obligation to move to California or to visit this state or to visit friends or relatives here. If I were you, given your fears, I would remain in Oregon.

Links to the information you seek have been posted you are under no obligation to go to them or to read them. However you can no longer pose as a simple fella asking straightforward questions. You cannot stand like a man asking questions but rather as a fella looking for a tussle.

tipoc

Evergreen
February 12, 2011, 01:03 AM
Evergreen,

You are under no obligation to move to California or to visit this state or to visit friends or relatives here. If I were you, given your fears, I would remain in Oregon.

Links to the information you seek have been posted you are under no obligation to go to them or to read them. However you can no longer pose as a simple fella asking straightforward questions. You cannot stand like a man asking questions but rather as a fella looking for a tussle.

tipoc

Wow, please both of you and 9mm don't take things so personally. I wasn't trying to stand like a man or look for a tussle. My God, I think you guys are blowing this out of proportion. I am just sitting at my computer, drinking a cup of tea and sharing ideas, thoughts and asking questions.

Whether you guys know or it not, I support you 1000% and would be very happy if we could take California back. FYI, my grandparents, father and many of my other relatives grew up in Southern California. My father grew up in North Hollywood and lived there back in the day when you could walk around at night around the Coliseum area. My mother is UCSB and Cal Poly grad..

I am very happy for you to prove me wrong and I am not trying to prove anything. Really, all these years I thought California did not lighten up at all on any restrictions. Even, I went through the CalGuns boards and would just read endless amounts of posts about people complaining how they couldn't own this or that gun. I have heard a lot of California bashing, so perhaps I have had a great misconception of the truth of the situation. My apologies if this is true.

Calguns Foundation WIKI; California law; Federal firearms law - U S Code, Title 18
Thanks for supplying this information. I will be sure to overlook it. So you are saying, my LMT MRP CQB 16 and Rock River AR is totally legal to bring down to California? Last I heard, you could only possess one that is manufactured in sporting configuration with no alterations.



Mere possession of magazine with capacities of more than 10 rounds is completely legal, it is the importation/sales/transfer of them that is illegal. All magazine for all my guns hold more than 10 rounds...except guns designed with smaller capacities...and I know many folks who have them and use them

:confused::confused:
So what does this mean in English, exactly? The importation/sales/transfer is illegal? So, how exactly did you acquire these magazines if the importation, sales and transfer is illegal? :scrutiny:

9mmepiphany
February 12, 2011, 02:39 AM
tipoc summed it up very well:
However you can no longer pose as a simple fella asking straightforward questions. You cannot stand like a man asking questions but rather as a fella looking for a tussle.

I may be wrong, but your prior post, which included such gems as Bolshevik-like and Kommiefornia followed by I was not trying to put down you or California. allowed me to think that you were simply repeating rhetoric without facts or knowledge.

Have you even looked at the sources which have been generously cited by tipoc, fiddletown and Librarian? Or was the statement: "I will be sure to overlook it" more a subconscious slip than a typing error?

I find your statement Wow, please both of you and 9mm don't take things so personally. I wasn't trying to stand like a man or look for a tussle. My God, I think you guys are blowing this out of proportion. I am just sitting at my computer, drinking a cup of tea and sharing ideas, thoughts and asking questions. disingenuous at best and choose not to engage in a tussle with your like to the distraction of this thread.

Read the cites, follow the flow charts and educate yourself if that is your desire...or don't. English is my second language, if I can understand it, anyone should be able to.

lizziedog1
February 12, 2011, 03:01 AM
In downtown Sacramento there is the state's law library. There are law books from all fifty states there. Each state has a few shelves dedicated to their books. California law books take up a whole section of the library. My point is, they are good at making laws. Gun laws are no exception.

Here is an expriment you could try.

Ask five different LEO's the proper and legal way to transport guns in a car. You might get five different answers.

It says in you starting thread you are a college student. If you are a law student you might just be able to navigate Califonria's complicated and convulted laws. If not, good luck!

Evergreen
February 12, 2011, 03:42 AM
I may be wrong, but your prior post, which included such gems as Bolshevik-like and Kommiefornia followed by I was not trying to put down you or California. allowed me to think that you were simply repeating rhetoric without facts or knowledge.

Don't get mad, it wasn't meant as insult, but I do believe it's the truth. California has been taken over by a communist/socialist autocratic government. The state is the first in the nation for many years to apply for Federal Emergency Aid. It seems that a majority of your leaders feel the way to solve crime is to ban guns and to solve poverty is to increase taxes and implement more social programs. Sorry, that I have a grim view about California, but that is my opinion. Even, if the gun laws were good in the state, I may not want to go there because not only the cost of living is high, but they will tax you to death on everything. However, compounded with the high crime, lack of CCW and other strict gun laws, it really has lot of problems for me.

I will certainly research about your claims that my ARs and other rifles containing military-configs are legal in CA. I have always heard otherwise. If this is true, I will be sure to take them with me when I go visit my brother in the Bay Area, one of these days. Also, if there is no problem, I will also bring along my S&W M&P 45. Locked in a case and unloaded of course. :rolleyes:

You still didn't answer my question about how you manage to acquire those 10+ rd magazines. I'm still trying to figure out how Californians acquire these if they are not legal to sell, transfer or import.

I am not the only guy here who uses the terms like "Kommiefornia." A lot of the anti-gun measures that have been passed in Oregon have been from California and East Coast transplants. That isn't to say there isn't a lot of great Californians and pro-2A minded Californians. However, I just notice a different mentality with gun laws from native Oregonians/Washingtonians with the Cali transplants, who are now like 30-40% the population in Oregon.

tipoc
February 12, 2011, 04:02 AM
I will certainly research about your claims that my ARs and other rifles containing military-configs are legal in CA.

No one here knows anything about your ARs and other rifles and so has made no claims on what you can or cannot do with them. We have suggested that you go to Calguns.net and in the long gun section there you can ask and be specific.

You have said that if you come here you will have to throw away your magazines that carry more than 10 rounds. Why is that? Why would you have to throw them away just because you visit a relative in L.A.?

You opine that the state is facist/socialist/bolshevik yet we recently stopped, via court action, an idiot gun control law from taking effect. Not the type of thing that happens much in facist states.

Evergreen half of what you write makes no sense and the other half is slanders. Yep you are looking to stir things up. Get some knowledge.

Don't get mad, it wasn't meant as insult Yes it was.

tipoc

9mmepiphany
February 12, 2011, 04:07 AM
You are now pulling this thread well away from the OP's original focus. The OP is moving to CA and wanted to understand his legal rights, he did not want to hear about your displeasure with the state

After you have read the cites, you can start your own thread asking the questions you are still not clear on. Please do not further divert this thread

Evergreen
February 12, 2011, 04:08 AM
I just started reading this article on CalGuns.Net and it looks interesting; very informative, although quite confusing. It seems California qualifies as having the most confusing gun laws in the country.

http://www.calguns.net/a_california_arak.htm

Yes it was
Really, it wasn't. I was just regurgitating my feelings of my southern neighbor. Sorry, I guess the Oregonian, anti-Californian mentality has gotten to me. I apologize and I know I have to change my way of thinking.

You have said that if you come here you will have to throw away your magazines that carry more than 10 rounds. Why is that? Why would you have to throw them away just because you visit a relative in L.A.?
Oops, sorry for the misunderstanding. I meant, if I moved back to California I would have to throw them away or sell them. No, I certainly wouldn't need to sell all my magazines or guns before I visit so I can appease the whims of the Brady Bunch.

You are now pulling this thread well away from the OP's original focus. The OP is moving to CA and wanted to understand his legal rights, he did not want to hear about your displeasure with the state

9mm, I apologize. I didn't mean to pull the thread off-topic. I guess I was trying to explain why I said what I did. Anyhow, the topic was California Gun Laws and I think voicing my complaints about them isn't entirely off-topic. Also, there has been many lingering questions in my mind over the years about California's gun laws. I will do more research before making any more comments.. Thank you.

Frank Ettin
February 12, 2011, 04:09 AM
...I will certainly research about your claims that my ARs and other rifles containing military-configs are legal in CA. I have always heard otherwise. If this is true, I will be sure to take them with me when I go visit my brother in the Bay Area, one of these days....For the record, I don't know if they'd be legal to bring to California or not; and I'm not going to spend any time looking into the question. You've been directed to some sources, and you're on your own. Good luck.

natman
February 12, 2011, 04:28 AM
:confused::confused:
So what does this mean in English, exactly? The importation/sales/transfer is illegal? So, how exactly did you acquire these magazines if the importation, sales and transfer is illegal? :scrutiny:

You bought them BEFORE the law went into effect. So it's legal now to possess the ones you had then, just not buy/sell or transfer them.

Evergreen, it's apparent that you have some mistaken ideas about how CA laws work. No shame in that, it can be complicated. It sounds like you're now on the right track: keep asking questions and stop making statements.

thorn726
February 13, 2011, 07:49 AM
seems like you don't even need a CA id, but for the record...
After a certain time period you may be considered a CA resident. Then you go get a CA ID card. The time period would be the amount of time it takes you to get to DMV. The "PROOF" you will need that you reside at the address you give them= the cost of the license, its $32 to renew not sure about new issues. yep/

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