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Posted: 6/2/2003 6:37:54 AM EDT
That gun shop on 44 minutes sure had a lot in stock if they are illegal to own in California?
Can you own them in California or not?
Thanks..
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:05:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2003 7:07:08 AM EDT by Ellery_Holt]
I may be wrong, but I think that the situation in California with AR15s is rather like Microsoft's Windows XP in the rest of the country: You can have license to keep it (continued possession is not guaranteed) and you [u]must[/u] have it registered to be legal. Nice, huh? The trade off is of course all the sunshine, surf, and multiculturalism they get to enjoy.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:09:08 AM EDT
[url=ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=159037]California lowers- an update[/url]
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:10:49 AM EDT
You can own them if you had them (and registered them) prior to the cutoff date (IIRC it was 01 Jan 2000). You can't buy a real AR-15 now. The dealer may have them for Police Dept purchase - or they may be the FAB-10 models which use a fixed capacity 10 round magazine (you have to break open the rifle like a shotgun to load it). Those are perfectly legal and they can have all the evil pre-ban features. They look like regular AR-15s w/o the magazine till you look at the bottom and see the magazine well is covered up.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 7:14:54 AM EDT
Back in Feb. 1997, it was legal for a citizen to purchase a new AR15. Now, because of that incident (mostly), it is no longer legal. The only AR15 that a citizen may posess is one that was bought and registered prior to Jan. 1, 2000. By the way, if you move here with your AR15, sorry - the registration period has ended. Nice.
Link Posted: 6/2/2003 9:10:37 AM EDT
That sounds Suck O to me !!! I'm in Florida where anything goes but was just wondering about California !!!
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