View Full Version : Some of our best FAQs are off site: Calguns Foundation Wiki

05-18-2009, 1:16 PM

Many of these started as posts here, and were expanded, corrected and clarified by group efforts.

The Wiki allows a little bit better inter-article connectivity, and also permits longer articles.

A main-page sampling:

Semiautomatic Rifles

* History of 'Assault Weapon' laws
* Off List Lowers (OLL/OLR) - ARs, AKs, FALs, etc.
* Non detachable magazines
* Options for detachable magazines
* Firearms listed by name as Assault Weapons
* Possession of UNregistered California "assault weapons"

Firearms Generally

* Buying and selling firearms in California
* Firearms registration
* Transferring firearms Interstate
* Transferring Firearms Among Some Family Members
* Moving to California with firearms
* Shipping Firearms Within California
* Defining loaded in California
* Large-capacity magazine restrictions
* The CFLC system
* Importing Firearms into the United States
* Firearms rights prohibitions
* Gun Free School Zones
* State Preemption of Some Gun Regulation


* The Handgun Safety Certificate
* The Safe Handgun List
* Transporting
* Open Carry Unloaded
* Defining Concealed
* California License to Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW)
* Limits on handgun purchases

And, the Important Cases area tracks active California and Federal lawsuits involving the Calguns Foundation (http://calgunsfoundation.org/) and others.

08-10-2009, 10:38 PM
Added a 'consumer-level FAQ (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions)' last week, and added a new section to that this evening:

I got this email, I heard it at the gun store, is it true?

Mostly not, but specifically

* HR45/Blair Holt - a real bill, with no support, no action, introduced and ignored last session
* HR2159 - firearms/terrorists: a real bill, but doesn't seem to be going anywhere
* S2099, list guns on tax return - a real bill, but died in 2000 and is not still around
* Ammunition serialization - a real proposal once, but not active in either Federal or California in 2008-2009
* Brady gun-ban list, from Alan Korwin - not in 2009 House or Senate

* Microstamping begins in 2010 - very probably not
* Can't have loaded magazines in same locked case as handgun - wrong, that's legal
* AR-type rifle with 'bullet button' must be top-loaded or is an illegal 'assault weapon' if magazine removed - wrong.

Please note that 'these are not currently active' is different from 'this cannot happen'.

If you have a favorite that can be answered in just a few words, add it here!