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Travelling with Full Capacity Mags from California

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Sven, Jan 1, 2003.

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  1. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

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    Assume CA-legal (purchased before 2000) high capacity magazines.

    Could the owner travel out of state with these magazines and then return to CA, or would the latter action be constituted as 'importing' the magazines?

    Something tells me that the answer is: the mags can leave, but never return. Sort of a 'reverse Hotel California'.

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  2. pogo2

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    I think it's okay

    I looked this up one time in the CA gun laws on the Attorney General website. It turns out it is okay to do it, and there is a specific exemption for this. Here is where the laws are posted:

    CA gun laws

    Under section 12020 there is a list of "exemptions", and one of them says this is okay in these words:
    "(23) The importation of a large-capacity magazine by a person who lawfully possessed the large-capacity magazine in the state prior to January 1, 2000, lawfully took it out of the state, and is returning to the state with the large-capacity magazine previously lawfully possessed in the state."

    I have done it several times on trips to other states. The fact is that since possession of these magazines is legal in CA, there is no way the authorities would know about it, anyway. They aren't yet setting up roadblocks on the state line and doing detail searches of all vehicles arriving from Oregon, Nevada and Arizona.
     
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  3. QuickDraw

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    "They aren't yet setting up roadblocks on the state line and doing detail searches of all vehicles arriving from Oregon, Nevada and Arizona"
    Yet.:(
     
  4. PDshooter

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    You got that wright, Quickdraw!
    As time go's on I see more and more, Calif, gun owner crossing state line. To buy there goodies:rolleyes:
    Just like here in Illinois(PRI):mad: If things get to screwed up I'll move to a "Real gun friendy state" Ind.

    Shoot, Shovel, Shut-up.:evil:
     
  5. s64woody

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    not searching .... yet?

    Last year a friend was flying back from vegas after attending a gun show, and reported that there was a backup on the freeway below. Found out later that the constabulary was stopping traffic to ask wheather or not the california residents had attended the gun show. No further data.....
     
  6. Pendragon

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    Wait until they kick in the $0.05 per bullet tax.

    Did you know that they also charge $0.05 per component?

    Thats an extra nickle for the bullet, the primer and the casing and supposedly, the powder (good luck).

    That will make it necessary to go to Reno for bullets and primers and order brass from eBay.

    The only thing the gub'mint hates more than people breakin the law is people doing it to avoid paying a tax.

    The gloves will come off.
     
  7. Sven

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    Thanks for the replies.

    What's worse than the situation here is that nobody here cares. They really don't. Not bout gun-owners rights.

    I'm going to start going to the NRA Members Council of Silicon Valley meetings to help me with my feelings of complete helplessness regarding the situation here in CA.

    BTW: Haven't heard a THING from CPRA since joining a few months ago - only received a sticker and a cheapo card. I hope my money is actually working on the front lines.
     
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    Posted a couple hours too soon - just received my first CRPA mailer and it is incredibly well organized and full of information.
     
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