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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/6/2003 10:13:38 AM EDT
When purchaseing a firearm in CA you need to prove recidency correct? long guns and handguns both. Can anyone point me in the direction of the DOJ website that details all this
Link Posted: 8/6/2003 11:16:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2003 5:27:55 PM EDT
The residency thing is for handguns. I have never been asked to prove residency to purchase a rifle, but it happens each time I purchase a handgun.
Link Posted: 8/6/2003 5:53:49 PM EDT
i thought it was just for handguns but i wanted to make sure as I have heard people talking about it alot
Link Posted: 8/7/2003 5:00:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DnPRK:
The residency thing is for handguns. I have never been asked to prove residency to purchase a rifle, but it happens each time I purchase a handgun.



Well, Southern California Gun (San Diego and La Mesa) interprets the law as requiring proof of residence for all firearms. I had to provide it for a rifle I bought in May. I used my vehicle registration.
Link Posted: 8/7/2003 11:11:19 AM EDT
I just bought a Windrunner at the last Del Mar show and didn't need it. But then again, I know the dealer.
Link Posted: 8/7/2003 11:14:42 PM EDT
CAlifornia residency requirement
Commencing January 1, 2003 no firearms dealer may deliver a handgun unless the intended recipient presents satsifactory documentation indicating that he or she is a california resident. blahblahblah..
penal code 12071(b)(8)

Get a copy printout of the current firearms laws..
its only for handguns..
I helped point out this fact to a dealer who wouldn't release a longarm to me in the first place without proof.
Just to be sure, i also called the DOJ firearms division, and a lady there clearly confirmed its only for handguns. Have your dealer call if he doesnt believe you.

I am forever grateful to the dealer that i worked with because they got me a gift membership in the NRA...
:)
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