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Posted: 8/15/2005 11:37:28 AM EDT
Are flare launchers legal to have in Califorina?I have seen them at gunshows for sale. I know its illegal to have one on your rifle.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 1:43:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 1:46:32 PM EDT by kasudyo]
100% legal for rimfire.
100% illegal for centerfire.

I haven't seen any at any shows. You get a business card of these guys who have them for sale at the shows? I want one for my rimfire.

Edit: Or do you mean those orange plastic single-shot 12-ga flare pistols? Those are fine to have.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:33:39 AM EDT
You can own a 37 mm standalone flare launcher as a signaling device.

Letter of the law says having a "grenade launcher or flare launcher" on your semiautomatic, centerfire rifle makes it an assault weapon. So it SHOULD be legal to attach one to a registered AW. However, the Department of Justice has decided that, for example, 37 mm clones of the M203 grenade launcher that are designed to attach to a firearm are destructive devices.

It's not in the law, but the DoJ won't allow them to be imported into the state.

BTW - I am not a lawyer, my opinion is based on my own interpretation of the law.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:43:14 PM EDT
Also if your looking for more info on flare launchers try www.37mm.com
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