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I have a SAI NM that came to me with a tag stating "not legal in California" I assume this silliness has something to do with the flash suppressor. My question is: While residing in a state where the weapon is legal, is it lawful for me to take this weapon into Calif. for the purpose of completing in a service rifle event, repair or other legitimate reasons where I will be taking the weapon back home when finished?

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Maybe???

I cant quote, but I believe there is an exemption for out of state shooters to bring their "assault weapons" into state for competition. With that said, I wouldn't trust any Ca LEO you don't know personally to know that provision.

Maybe check calguns if you don't get a solid answer here.

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Yes it's legal, I've read the provision a few times. It's on the CA DOJ site, if I find it I'll get you a link.

CGN has a lot of info but be ready for the armchair lawyers to jump on you, I finally had my profile there deleted because of it.
 

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Yes it's legal, I've read the provision a few times. It's on the CA DOJ site, if I find it I'll get you a link.

CGN has a lot of info but be ready for the armchair lawyers to jump on you, I finally had my profile there deleted because of it.
Calguns is one of the best resources and defenders of the 2nd Amen. Not sure what NoExpert experienced but I would recommend, that if you own property in California, or just care about gun rights you join Calguns ASAP. Regarding the issue you mentioned, I do not believe you will get an exemption of the Cal AW code unless you are civil or gov't LEO. If you are driving to the event and you are not the above and get stopped they don't care what your reason is for bringing it in you will go to jail instantly.
 

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http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/dwcl/12275.php


Section 12280 reads in part:

(m) Subdivisions (a), and (b), and (c) shall not apply to the possession and importation of an assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle into this state by a nonresident if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The person is attending or going directly to or coming directly from an organized competitive match or league competition that involves the use of an assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle.
(2) The competition or match is conducted on the premises of one of the following:
(A) A target range that holds a regulatory or business license for the purpose of practicing shooting at that target range.
(B) A target range of a public or private club or organization that is organized for the purpose of practicing shooting at targets.
(3) The match or competition is sponsored by, conducted under the auspices of, or approved by, a law enforcement agency or a nationally or state recognized entity that fosters proficiency in, or promotes education about, firearms.
(4) The assault weapon or .50 BMG rifle is transported in accordance with Section 12026.1 or 12026.2.
(5) The person is 18 years of age or over and is not in a class of persons prohibited from possessing firearms by virtue of Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this code or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/dwcl/12020.php

Sections 12026.1 & 12026.2

12026.1. (a) Section 12025 shall not be construed to prohibit any citizen of the United States over the age of 18 years who resides or is temporarily within this state, and who is not within the excepted classes prescribed by Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this code or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, from transporting or carrying any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, provided that the following applies to the firearm:
(1) The firearm is within a motor vehicle and it is locked in the vehicle's trunk or in a locked container in the vehicle other than the utility or glove compartment.
(2) The firearm is carried by the person directly to or from any motor vehicle for any lawful purpose and, while carrying the firearm, the firearm is contained within a locked container.
(b) The provisions of this section do not prohibit or limit the otherwise lawful carrying or transportation of any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person in accordance with this chapter.
(c) As used in this section, "locked container" means a secure container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device.
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12026.2. (a) Section 12025 does not apply to, or affect, any of the following:
(1) The possession of a firearm by an authorized participant in a motion picture, television, or video production or entertainment event when the participant lawfully uses the firearm as part of that production or event or while going directly to, or coming directly from, that production or event.
(2) The possession of a firearm in a locked container by a member of any club or organization, organized for the purpose of lawfully collecting and lawfully displaying pistols, revolvers, or other firearms, while the member is at meetings of the clubs or organizations or while going directly to, and coming directly from, those meetings.
(3) The transportation of a firearm by a participant when going directly to, or coming directly from, a recognized safety or hunter safety class, or a recognized sporting event involving that firearm.
(4) The transportation of a firearm by a person listed in Section 12026 directly between any of the places mentioned in Section 12026.
(5) The transportation of a firearm by a person when going directly to, or coming directly from, a fixed place of business or private residential property for the purpose of the lawful repair or the lawful transfer, sale, or loan of that firearm.
(6) The transportation of a firearm by a person listed in Section 12026 when going directly from the place where that person lawfully received that firearm to that person's place of residence or place of business or to private property owned or lawfully possessed by that person.
(7) The transportation of a firearm by a person when going directly to, or coming directly from, a gun show, swap meet, or similar event to which the public is invited, for the purpose of displaying that firearm in a lawful manner.
(8) The transportation of a firearm by an authorized employee or agent of a supplier of firearms when going directly to, or coming directly from, a motion picture, television, or video production or entertainment event for the purpose of providing that firearm to an authorized participant to lawfully use as a part of that production or event.
(9) The transportation of a firearm by a person when going directly to, or coming directly from, a target range, which holds a regulatory or business license, for the purposes of practicing shooting at targets with that firearm at that target range.
(10) The transportation of a firearm by a person when going directly to, or coming directly from, a place designated by a person authorized to issue licenses pursuant to Section 12050 when done at the request of the issuing agency so that the issuing agency can determine whether or not a license should be issued to that person to carry that firearm.
(11) The transportation of a firearm by a person when going directly to, or coming directly from, a lawful camping activity for the purpose of having that firearm available for lawful personal protection while at the lawful campsite. This paragraph shall not be construed to override the statutory authority granted to the Department of Parks and Recreation or any other state or local governmental agencies to promulgate rules and regulations governing the administration of parks and campgrounds.
(12) The transportation of a firearm by a person in order to comply with subdivision (c) or (i) of Section 12078 as it pertains to that firearm.
(13) The transportation of a firearm by a person in order to utilize subdivision (l) of Section 12078 as it pertains to that firearm.
(14) The transportation of a firearm by a person when going directly to, or coming directly from, a gun show or event, as defined in Section 478.100 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, for the purpose of lawfully transferring, selling, or loaning that firearm in accordance with subdivision (d) of Section 12072.
(15) The transportation of a firearm by a person in order to utilize paragraph (6) of subdivision (a) of Section 12078 as it pertains to that firearm.
(16) The transportation of a firearm by a person who finds the firearm in order to comply with Article 1 (commencing with Section 2080) of Chapter 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code as it pertains to that firearm and if that firearm is being transported to a law enforcement agency, the person gives prior notice to the law enforcement agency that he or she is transporting the firearm to the law enforcement agency.
(17) The transportation of a firearm by a person in order to comply with paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072 as it pertains to that firearm.
(18) The transportation of a firearm by a person who finds the firearm and is transporting it to a law enforcement agency for disposition according to the law, if he or she gives prior notice to the law enforcement agency that he or she is transporting the firearm to the law enforcement agency for disposition according to law.
(19) The transportation of a firearm by a person in order to comply with paragraph (3) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072 as it pertains to that firearm.
(20) The transportation of a firearm by a person for the purpose of obtaining an identification number or mark assigned for that firearm from the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12092.
(b) In order for a firearm to be exempted under subdivision (a), while being transported to or from a place, the firearm shall be unloaded, kept in a locked container, as defined in subdivision (d), and the course of travel shall include only those deviations between authorized locations as are reasonably necessary under the circumstances.
(c) This section does not prohibit or limit the otherwise lawful carrying or transportation of any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person in accordance with this chapter.
(d) As used in this section, "locked container" means a secure container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. The term "locked container" does not include the utility or glove compartment of a motor vehicle.
 

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Sailormilan2 got it down! You ARE exempt, I am wrong. Good to go. Locked container. But, I'd carry a copy of these regulations with you. And finally, be thankful you don't live in this insane (antigun) state.
 

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Regarding the issue you mentioned, I do not believe you will get an exemption of the Cal AW code unless you are civil or gov't LEO. If you are driving to the event and you are not the above and get stopped they don't care what your reason is for bringing it in you will go to jail instantly.
Exactly my point and reason I left CGN.

If you get stopped, legally you don't have to inform the officer of the weapons in your car/truck, just say "I don't have anything illegal, unless you count my haircut." (helps to make them laugh). As long as they're being properly transported you're good to go. I'd print out that section sailormilan2 linked just in case but unless you're waving your guns around while you drive I don't think the police will have a reason to stop you.

Just a side note... most LEO's don't know the difference between a flash suppressor and a muzzle brake but they all know what a pistol grip is. Just saying...
 

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They gave you the boot, eh? That sucks...
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No, I asked for them to delete my accounts. I couldn't hang with all the AR/AK mumbo jumbo and wanna be lawyers giving incorrect or ridiculous advice. Seriously, we've all broken some law in CA, I'm sure I break three everyday just waking up. I don't condone outright breaking laws but some are just retarded... Here's a list:


  • A city ordinance states that a $500 fine will be given to anyone who detonates a nuclear device within city limits.
  • Alhambra: You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.
  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  • A regulation in San Francisco makes it unlawful to use used underwear to wipe off cars in a car wash.
  • Arcadia: Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.
  • A server in California can be convicted of selling to a minor if the purchaser uses a false or altered ID to buy the alcohol.
  • Baldwin Park: Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
  • Bathhouses are against the law.
  • Belvedere City Council order reads: “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.”
  • Blythe: You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.


  • Burlingame: It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds; Carmel Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor); Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.
  • California only fairly recently legalized the sale of alcoholic beverages in nudist colonies.
  • Car wash attendants in San Francisco, California may not use old pairs of underware to wash or dry vehicles.
  • Chico: Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.
  • Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
  • Downey: It is illegal to wash your car in the street. (Passed 1995).
  • Giving or receiving oral sex is prohibited.
  • Hollywood: It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.
  • In 1838, the city of Los Angeles passed an ordinance requiring that a man obtain a license before serenading a woman.
  • In Los Angeles courts it is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
  • In Berkeley, Calif., you can’t whistle for an escaped bird before 7 a.m.
  • In 1930, the City Council of Ontario passed an ordinance forbidding roosters to crow within the city limits.
  • In an animal shelter, lizards and snakes are treated under the same guidelines as cats and dogs.
  • In Baldwin Park, California nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
  • In California, community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
  • In California it is illegal to have caller ID
  • In California it’s against regulations to let phones ring more than nine times in state offices.
  • In California you may not set a mouse trap without a hunting license.
  • In California, selling a gold piece without tooth marks in it is considered forgery.
  • In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  • In Los Angeles, years ago it was legal to cook in your bedroom, but not to sleep in your kitchen.
  • In Los Angeles a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can’t be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife’s consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.
  • In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
  • In the 1940’s, California law made it illegal to serve alcohol to a gay person.
  • In Riverside, California, kissing on the lips, unless both parties wipe their lips with carbonized rose water, is against the local health ordinance. (Someone needed to be kissed!)
  • In San Francisco it’s illegal to play poker in public or gamble in a barricaded room.
  • In San Francisco, it’s illegal to beat a rug in front of your house.
  • In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.
  • It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • It is a violation of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Act for producers of alcohol beverages to list the names of retailers or restaurants that sell their products in advertising or even in newsletters.
  • It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
  • It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.
  • It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
  • It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.
  • It is illegal to eat an orange in your bath tub
  • It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
  • It is illegal to set a mouse trap without a hunting license.
  • Lafayette: You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.
  • Lodi: It is illegal to own or sell “Silly String”.
  • Lompoc: It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters. This is considered disturbing the peace.
  • Long Beach: Cars are the only item allowed in a garage; It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.
  • Los Angeles law forbids hunting moths under a street light.
  • Los Angeles: It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent; You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time; You may not hunt moths under a street light; It is illegal to cry on the witness stand; Toads may not be licked; It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church (Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison); Zoot suits are prohibited.
  • Many animals are illegal to own as pets, including snails, sloths, and elephants.
  • Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine.
  • No alcohol beverages can be displayed within five feet of a cash register of any store in California that sells both alcohol and motor fuel.
  • No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
  • Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
  • Oakland, Calif., makes it illegal to grow a tree in front of your neighbor’s window and block his view. However, you’re off the hook if the tree is one that town officials consider an attractive tree, such as a redwood or box elder.
  • One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o’clock.
  • Ontario: Roosters may not crow in the city limits.
  • Pacific Grove: Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine.
  • Palm Springs: It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM.
  • Pasadena: It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.
  • Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street.
  • Prunedale: Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.
  • Redlands: Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.
  • Riverside: One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o’clock.
  • San Diego: It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar; The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.
  • San Francisco has an ordinance prohibiting “cane games.” City officials have no idea what cane games are. But when revising city laws recently, officials decided to keep the prohibition on the books, in case someday, somehow, cane games came back, they were deemed improper and the city needed the law.
  • San Francisco is said to be the only city in the nation to have ordinances guaranteeing sunshine to the masses.
  • San Francisco: Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash; It is illegal to wipe one’s car with used underwear; Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street; It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner; Giving or receiving oral sex is prohibited.
  • San Francisco bans any “mechanical device that reproduces obscene language.”
  • San Francisco prohibits kerchoo powders and stink balls.
  • San Jose: It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs. -Ord. 7.08.595
  • Santa Monica: You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.
  • Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
  • Temecula: Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St. at all times.
  • The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one within city limits.
  • The city of San Francisco holds a copyright on the name “San Francisco.” It is illegal to manufacture any item with the name without first getting permission from the city. Since the Supreme Court upheld the copyright, San Francisco has had an annual $300 million surplus every year.
  • The Santa Monica, Calif., City Council recently proposed that men be allowed to use women’s public restrooms when there’s a line of three or more at the mens’ room, and vice versa.
  • Women may not drive in a house coat.
  • You can be fined $500 if you bother a butterfly in Pacific Grove, Ca.
 

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Locked cases in locked trunks,.....Dear Jesus, what madness is this ? Even locked case from vehicle to range entrance....Makes me proud to be a Mississippian, and a Texan by birth. Personally, I think everyone should leave california and like states, with these ridiculous laws, and then when they had no revenue or monies, you could broker a deal to come back, if they would make laws that make sense.......I am in the forest up north, I stop to take a leak on the beautiful roadside,...A bear or mountain lion approaches and begins stalking me.......Please wait a moment mr. predator while I get the keys from the ignition, unlock the trunk, rummage through it for my rifle case, unlock my rifle case, remove my rifle, load my rifle, .....then we can continue.........geez.....All humans have rights that supercede any manmade laws....the right to survival against beast of the earth....taken to the supreme court, I believe this would be winnable......I guarantee you that my attorney would win it.....he is a real pit bull !
 

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No, I asked for them to delete my accounts. I couldn't hang with all the AR/AK mumbo jumbo and wanna be lawyers giving incorrect or ridiculous advice. Seriously, we've all broken some law in CA, I'm sure I break three everyday just waking up. I don't condone outright breaking laws but some are just retarded... Here's a list:
OK, OK!!! You've CONVINCED ME !!!

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The best part about California, and by best I mean one of the worst, is that not only are most law enforcement personel not shooting enthusiasts, but most are completely unclear about the majority of the gun laws. I once had a LASO deputy tell me that I had to transport my firearm in a locked case, in my trunk, and the key to that case could not be on my person. I asked him if that meant that I had to make two trips to the range, one to transport the firearm, and one to transport the key, and he couldn't respond.

I had another, in the stall next to me at the range, hand me his pistol to look at, but first "made it safe" by racking the slide to his Beretta 92...and then removing the magazine. I caught him before he "dry-fired" his live round into the floor.

My point is that even if you have the law on your side it may not prevent you from being detained for several hours while they figure out if you can be charged with anything. There is nothing that would make the local news faster than the police reporting that they have apprehended a "gun-runner transporting many illegal weapons and a trunk load of ammunition".
 

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The only time I had experience bringing guns into CA was back in 2001. Coming in from Nevada I was pulled over by a CA Highway Patrol officer for accidentally running through a border check point station at 110 mph. It was overcast and I didn't see the blinking lights or border inspection officers waving frantically at me. The first thought I had was 'WOW' this might get a little sticky, after all I am in CA and all the guns I have in the vehicle are non-registered and loaded (my bad, I should be more careful when I transport weapons).

I must say that the CHP officer was a delight to do business with. When he seen all those weapons he never missed a beat, he just looked directly into my eyes and said 'are these your weapons'. I looked back at him and said 'no officer, I don't have any idea how they got into my vehicle' I swear. He asked if this was my vehicle and I replied to him 'what vehicle?

The officer told me that I should be careful with all these loaded guns because I might hit a speed bump or something and that could cause an accidental discharge of an illegal weapon within the city limits. He also reminded me that stopping at border check point stations in the great State of CA is a mandatory requirement. The last thing he reminded me of is that I should slow down, especially when I'm not paying attention to where I'm going while entering the great State of CA.

Note: He also told me that he had the right to send me back to the check point station I had just run through but since I had been so nice I could go on my way, 'no harm, no foul'

I thanked him for his timely advice, borrowed $25 from him. Sort of as an after thought I asked him if I could use his 45 to shoot at some beer cans I had in the front seat of my vehicle. He was glad to do me the favor and even helped me line them up on the hood of my car. He laughed so hard at my poor pistol skills (only hit one beer can out of 240). He reminded me to call him if I ever need a 'get out of jail free card' and I was on my way.

Alls well that ends well but I am really angry that he had the nerve to pull me over in the first place. I mean what did he think I was a criminal? I pay my taxes! These Ca leo's are tough customers, I will be more careful in the future, after all it's so easy to get into trouble here in CA over the least little thing.
 

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Unlike other agencies, I've always found the CHP to be extremely professional and businesslike. My experiences wtih them have largely been like Rawnerves'.

Well, sort of, but not quite... GI2
 

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The only time I had experience bringing guns into CA was back in 2001. Coming in from Nevada I was pulled over by a CA Highway Patrol officer for accidentally running through a border check point station at 110 mph. It was overcast and I didn't see the blinking lights or border inspection officers waving frantically at me. The first thought I had was 'WOW' this might get a little sticky, after all I am in CA and all the guns I have in the vehicle are non-registered and loaded (my bad, I should be more careful when I transport weapons).

I must say that the CHP officer was a delight to do business with. When he seen all those weapons he never missed a beat, he just looked directly into my eyes and said 'are these your weapons'. I looked back at him and said 'no officer, I don't have any idea how they got into my vehicle' I swear. He asked if this was my vehicle and I replied to him 'what vehicle?

The officer told me that I should be careful with all these loaded guns because I might hit a speed bump or something and that could cause an accidental discharge of an illegal weapon within the city limits. He also reminded me that stopping at border check point stations in the great State of CA is a mandatory requirement. The last thing he reminded me of is that I should slow down, especially when I'm not paying attention to where I'm going while entering the great State of CA.

Note: He also told me that he had the right to send me back to the check point station I had just run through but since I had been so nice I could go on my way, 'no harm, no foul'

I thanked him for his timely advice, borrowed $25 from him. Sort of as an after thought I asked him if I could use his 45 to shoot at some beer cans I had in the front seat of my vehicle. He was glad to do me the favor and even helped me line them up on the hood of my car. He laughed so hard at my poor pistol skills (only hit one beer can out of 240). He reminded me to call him if I ever need a 'get out of jail free card' and I was on my way.

Alls well that ends well but I am really angry that he had the nerve to pull me over in the first place. I mean what did he think I was a criminal? I pay my taxes! These Ca leo's are tough customers, I will be more careful in the future, after all it's so easy to get into trouble here in CA over the least little thing.
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Section 12280 reads in part:

(m) Subdivisions (a), and (b), and (c) shall not apply to the possession and importation of an assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle into this state by a nonresident if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The person is attending or going directly to or coming directly from an organized competitive match or league competition that involves the use of an assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle.
Be sure to pay attention to that part. In other words, if you come to CA to shoot in a service rifle match, you must go directly to the match and then directly out of the state afterwards. No visiting, vacationing, etc.

Edit: Also, as has already been said, please understand that the CA "assault weapon" laws are so complicated that almost no one, including many law enforcement officers, fully understands it. So be forewarned if you intend to push your luck based on legal minutia. At a minimum you might want to study, print, and carry this:

http://www.calguns.net/caawid/flowchart.pdf

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Sorry you had such a hard time at Calguns, NoExpert. But those "armchair lawyers" do a whole heap of good. For example - that Flowchart linked above is the product of a bunch of "armchair lawyering". There's quite a few local PDs who keep them tacked onto their bulletin boards.

Regarding the rifle - it's the flash hider which makes it an "assault weapon" in California (see the flow chart). Simply replace it with a brake, like one of the wonderful offerings from Smith Enterprises, and you don't have to deal with any of nutso California gun laws.
 

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I live here and would please ask you not to enter the state with any type of revenue.

Let it bleed itself to death so that we can hit the reset button.

I'm out of here ASAP
 

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Regarding the rifle - it's the flash hider which makes it an "assault weapon" in California (see the flow chart). Simply replace it with a brake, like one of the wonderful offerings from Smith Enterprises, and you don't have to deal with any of nutso California gun laws.
Except one, maybe. Namely, the "high capacity" magazine law. If he brings the rifle into CA with a muzzle brake but with a twenty-rounder in it, he does not have an "assault weapon", but he has imported an illegal mag. Some of the cops around here don't have much of a sense of humor about such things, trivial though they are.

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Any centerfire rifle with a detachable magazine and ANY of the following is considerted an illegal Assault Weapon under California Law:

Flash Suppressor
Pistol Grip
Forward Hand Grip
Folding Collapsible Stock
Thumbhole Stock
Grenade/Flare Launcher

I wouldn't bring it with the flash suppressor attached however, if you do shoot use a 5 or 10 round magazine and you probably wont attract anyone's attention (unless it looks like an demonic black gun) =)
 
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