Originally Posted By ARCAPTN:
I'm not sure if this has been asked before....
Can active duty military (USMC) bring/register their assault rifles into CA upon transferring into state? Would we have to keep them on base or does anyone know the details on this? I have written the CADOJ, but have not heard back from them.
Yes you may bring your weapons to California if you're on PCS orders here and are not a California resident. You can leave the weapons on base (see their regulations please!) until you're permit comes through. Mine took about 2 weeks.Obtaining an Assault Weapons Permit for Active Duty Military Personnel.
Any person on active military duty with current, valid permanent change of station orders for duty in the State of California may apply for a DOJ Assault Weapon Permit for personal possession and or transportation of personally owned assualt weapons(s).
Does not apply for those under the age of 18.
Completed Application for Assault Weapon Permit for Military Personnel
$73 fee (postal money order)
Two complete ten-print fingerprint cards (your security unit can often do these)
A copy of your PCS orders
The application has the following information:
Applicant's military rank
Physical residential address (if different)
Branch of service
Name and address of military base or unit assignment
Military ID number
Make, model, and serial number of each assualt weapon to be permitted
They called me within about four days of mailing and said that they were processing my permit. They left a message "the Department of Justice's Firearm Division would like to talk to you." - just what you want to hear on your answering machine!
It took about two weeks total to receive my permit. You can fill out a second sheet of paper if you have more weapons than the four spaces given on the permit.
Permits are valid for one year from issue or until the member terminates PCS orders in California, which ever comes first. Renewals are required each year and are free. They send a letter in the mail reminding you.
Department of Justice
PO Box 820200
Sacramento, CA 94203-0200
I worked with:
Crimianl Intelligence Specialist 1