View Full Version : SBR LEGAL IN CA?

05-24-2009, 1:12 PM
Hey does anybody know if you can legally have a SBR in California? Can you do the atf paperwork and tax stamp or does California law trump the federal regulation that would allow that?

Mssr. Eleganté
05-24-2009, 1:24 PM
Read this thread...


Blacktail 8541
05-24-2009, 2:36 PM
No, you can't have SBRs in Cali unless you fall in a catagory that has exemptions, such as [example] SWAT member with a letter head from the department authorizeing the purchase and registration of said item.

05-24-2009, 3:44 PM
Read this thread...


+1 on reading that thread.

In order to get a non-C&R SBR in CA, you will first need to get a Dangerous Weapons Permit/License from the CA DOJ BOF. Unless, you are a LEO or work in the movie industry, you have a slim to no chance of getting approved for one. Without the CA DOJ BOF approval, the BATFE will not approve your Form1 or 4.

A C&R SBR does not require a Dangerous Weapons Permit/License, so you can send in your Form 1 or 4 to the BATFE for approval for a SBR.
However, C&R SBRs are subject to CA "assault weapon" laws. So, it needs to be configured to comply with those laws.