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Akin
09-14-2005, 5:16 PM
Greetings all!

I was thinking of taking my evil but registered Bushmaster shorty to Nevada to go shooting with some freinds... I just wanted to make sure that it would be legal to bring it and my standard-capacity (30 round) magazines back to California when I return...

Thanks!

Pthfndr
09-14-2005, 5:28 PM
Yes

bwiese
09-14-2005, 5:38 PM
It's legal to take out and bring back in AWs + hicaps. [Just don't bring back more hicap mags than you took out!]

I always carry a copy of my AW reg papers in my glove box 'just in case'. Even though it's not required, if something came up in a traffic stop and AFS/radio system is down (remember, this is a computer system run by low-end gov't employees so reliability is suspect) this might stop further possible action.

I both drive and fly out/back to CA with AWs quite frequently and without worry. If I'm going to Reno or visiting family in OR, I'm gonna have at least one AR with me http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Bill Wiese
San Jose

Akin
09-14-2005, 5:42 PM
Originally posted by bwiese:
I always carry a copy of my AW reg papers in my glove box 'just in case'.

I have a copy inside my "Stowaway" pistol grip... heh...

09-18-2005, 4:25 PM
I keep one copy in the case with the weapon
and another in my wallet.

09-20-2005, 5:43 PM
It is legal, however, it needs to be in a lacked case like a handgun, and as most of the other members state, you should keep a copy of the paperwork withit, as you could be requested to show proof of registration - if for some reasons some LEO asked.

The DOJ web has answers to these questions.

However, not sure how they would know if you brought back more mags than you left the state with?? Someone enlighten me ? http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

bwiese
09-21-2005, 3:37 PM
Originally posted by M1A Rifleman:
However, not sure how they would know if you brought back more mags than you left the state with?? Someone enlighten me ? http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I wouldn't risk it.

I do wonder what that 'Agricultural Inspection Station' on Hwy 80 near Truckee is really for now http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'd guess that generally speaking, legal ownership & transport of an AW would not raise questions about mags. I travel to Reno area and fly to Oregon frequently w/AWs and no longer mail myself sealed postmarked attestation 'letters of intent'.

But if you were coming back w/20 mags instead of usu 3-4 for typical shooting that might raise questions - same way as coming back with mags but without an AW.

If they really wanted to look you up the arse, any investigation would be readily able to find out most of your spending pattern in NV (ATM withdrawals, credit card use, etc.)

Without proof, worst case is you lose some mags.

That's why paranoid folks like me got 80+ mags for ARs and 40 for FALs.


Bill Wiese
San Jose