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Posted: 6/11/2021 3:48:36 PM EDT
My cousin wants to get a long gun and a hand gun, he has a green card. How are the laws for handguns ? Long guns? besides the usual Assault wepons are not allowed here is your rape whistle and a dildo for your AR15buttstock to make it complaint?
Link Posted: 6/11/2021 5:32:08 PM EDT
Tell him to go to a Big 5 or Turner's Outdoorsman or other local gun shop.  Go somewhere convenient because at least two trips are required to obtain a firearm (3 or more is likely).

They will tell him all the legal ins and outs of a purchase.  They will have products he can see and touch.  

I'm sure you know, this is a difficult time to buy firearms - low stock of firearms everywhere; high cost for ammo (>$1/round).
Link Posted: 6/11/2021 6:27:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:
Tell him to go to a Big 5 or Turner's Outdoorsman or other local gun shop.  Go somewhere convenient because at least two trips are required to obtain a firearm (3 or more is likely).

They will tell him all the legal ins and outs of a purchase.  They will have products he can see and touch.  

I'm sure you know, this is a difficult time to buy firearms - low stock of firearms everywhere; high cost for ammo (>$1/round).
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To be safe, I'd avoid any FFL that does not deliver after 30 days if no determination is issued by DOJ.  Turner's is among them (I've also heard bad things about buying firearms from or through them).
Link Posted: 6/11/2021 10:30:15 PM EDT
On the other hand, I have had no trouble with them at all.  In fact, they are my preferred place to go.

I have nothing to urge regarding who to buy from.  I was mostly suggesting how to approach this.
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 7:41:10 PM EDT
So even for long guns it takes several trips?
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 12:56:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2021 12:57:59 AM EDT by Trollslayer]
At the very minimum, two trips - purchase; the ten day waiting period; pick up.

A safety certificate is also needed and that could add a third trip.

By themselves, it isn't bad but if you have to drive a long way, it gets tedious.  Shop locally.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 10:42:01 AM EDT
Yall wouldnt happen to have a link to where my cousin can take the required course in san diego area?
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 2:32:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BP-43:
Yall wouldnt happen to have a link to where my cousin can take the required course in san diego area?
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What course are you talking about?  For CCW?

If you're talking about the Firearm Safety Card, there is no course.  You go to the FFL, tell them you want to take the test, and if you get most of the questions right (there are 30), you pass and get issued the card.  Cost $25, IIRC.  Questions are fairly common-sense, although a few that show up are "common-sense" from the perspective of an anti-gunner.  I never studied, always passed.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 2:32:52 PM EDT
The safety cert is usually available at the gun stores.  I don't know off hand if a table top ffl would offer the testing.  It's a not terribly difficult multiple choice exam IIRC.  It does take some time and effort to administer so some stores I've been to had restrictions on when it was available, trying to both allow for completion in time to finish other paperwork as well as to not take up employee time at peak busy hours.  A quick call to your planned ffl location should get you all the info you need.  turner's has a link to the study guide on their website, too.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 2:45:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Featureless:
The safety cert is usually available at the gun stores.  I don't know off hand if a table top ffl would offer the testing.  It's a not terribly difficult multiple choice exam IIRC.  It does take some time and effort to administer so some stores I've been to had restrictions on when it was available, trying to both allow for completion in time to finish other paperwork as well as to not take up employee time at peak busy hours.  A quick call to your planned ffl location should get you all the info you need.  turner's has a link to the study guide on their website, too.
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All FFLs can do it.  My buddy got his first one at a kitchen table FFL when he got his first gun in CA several years ago.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 4:29:51 PM EDT
Thanks guys
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