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Californians that swore not to buy handgun again...

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 10-Ring, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    8 days into the new year, how is your resolve? I ran into a guy today that swore he wasn't buying another handgun...his pick up date is the 14th :rolleyes:
    Anyone else off the wagon already?
  2. Sactown

    Sactown Well-Known Member

    Heh, would like too, but the cash flow or lack of it is hindering the collection. BTW: Called DOJ and they're revising the residency requirement so a wider range of documentation can be used to establish residency.
  3. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    I have not been keeping up with foreign news lately, what has happened in California?
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2003
  4. Plan-B

    Plan-B Well-Known Member

    I'm very interested in finding out what documentation they're now going to include to prove residency.
  5. J.Gillespie

    J.Gillespie Well-Known Member

    Im not a Californian but I'm close

    I have been saving my tip money for a new couch for when I move into my new house in a few months. Well, that's the way it was supposed to go.....looks like I will be buying myself a new G36 instead. The floor isn't THAT hard anyway. :D

    "Hi, welcome to my home. There's a nice spot on the floor in the corner to sit but HEY! look at my G36!"


    Since the last gun I bought before the deadline was a 1911, I don't really need anything else. My resolve is holding just fine.
  7. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    I never swore never to buy another handgun. Guess I'll buy a Glock compact this year. May buy a rifle action too.
  8. Kahr carrier

    Kahr carrier Well-Known Member

    Why stop ?? Thats what Sarah Brady wants you to do.:neener:
  9. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    How can I stop with the P2000 on the way?
  10. AZFred

    AZFred Member

    Well, I swore I wouldn't buy any more in this ridiculous state,

    but I just can't help myself. My resolve faded about a week ago when I looked through one of the gun rags at some pretty pieces. Guess I'll just have to suck up, pay my money, and take the new test... :D

    Of course, I feel good knowing that once I take this test, I will a much safer gun owner! :rolleyes: :cuss: :rolleyes:
  11. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    If we don't buy any more guns, that means they won.

    We have met the enemy, and they are us.
  12. Duke of Lawnchair

    Duke of Lawnchair Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree with you more.

    I'm stopping by my local dealer next weekend to puchase a new "toy".
  13. Frohickey

    Frohickey Well-Known Member


    I'm an oak. I will never buy another handgun in ********** where I have to submit myself to a thumbprint.

    Besides, buying a handgun would cut down on the downpayment of another kind of gun the antis don't want me to have... a 50BMG!!! :D
  14. larryw

    larryw Well-Known Member

    Already have.

    Thumbprint? They got that when I got my driver's license; silly using that as an excuse to let Feinstein/Boxer/Davis/Brady/O'Donnel win.

    But downpayment for a 50 is a valid reason to wait. :D
  15. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

    Maybe Pelosi will force the CA DOJ to accept Mexican ID cards as valid proof of ID, like she's doing elsewhere.
  16. Airwolf

    Airwolf Well-Known Member

    Commencing January 1, 2003, no handgun may be delivered unless the purchaser, transferee, or person being loaned the firearm presents documentation indicating that he or she is a California resident. Satisfactory documentation shall include a utility bill from within the last three months, a residential lease, a property deed, or military permanent duty station orders indicating assignment within this state, or other evidence of residency as permitted by the Department of Justice. The firearms dealer shall retain a photocopy of the documentation as proof of compliance with this requirement.

    That's it. There are no execptions allowed. What this does is prevent a roomate, BF/GF living together, adults living with their parents from purchasing.

    Oh, you still need a valid California DL since they use the mag stripe to register your firearm in Sacramento. Great, huh? The DL doesn't count as proof of where you live but is still mandatory.

    It's just a steaming pile of BS to annoy people enough not to purchase. Again, if you let the "smell" keep you from the gunshop, they they've won, pure and simple.
  17. Jackanape

    Jackanape Well-Known Member

    I thought I wasn't going to purchase another handgun because of the thumbprint business. This all changed on the 4th when I bought an IAI M1 Carbine, and I was informed that the thumbprint, and proof of residency requirement applied to ALL firearms purchases, not just handguns. I couldn't believe it, so I checked out the CA DOJ website, and sure enough, it's true. Well, the fat's in the fire I guess. As long as I had to submit a thumbprint for a rifle, I may as well buy more handguns. In fact, I'm going to step up my firearms purchases this year, as I can't be too sure that the brain trust in Sacramento won't pass some even more draconian laws next year...
  18. bad_dad_brad

    bad_dad_brad Well-Known Member


    Honestly, they take your thumbprint in CA to get a drivers license? What, are you a criminal if you want to drive! That is just insane.
  19. Shane

    Shane Well-Known Member

    Are you sure?

    I know the thumbprints are required for long guns. But, when I looked at the DOJ site, it only mentioned handguns as needing "proof of residency". Did they recently add long guns too?
  20. Airwolf

    Airwolf Well-Known Member

    Effective January 1, 2003, requires each person taking delivery of a firearm from a firearms dealer to provide his/her right thumbprint on the Dealers Record of Sale form (PC 12077).

    Effective January 1, 2003 requires each firearms dealer delivering a handgun to obtain proof of residency from the handgun recipient. Satisfactory proof of residency may include a utility bill from within the three months prior to the delivery, a residential lease, a property deed, military permanent duty station orders indicating assignment within this state, or other evidence of residency as permitted by the DOJ. The firearms dealer is required to retain the residency documentation as proof of compliance. Failure to comply may result in removal of the firearms dealer from the Centralized List of Firearms Dealers (PC 12071 (b)(8)(C).

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