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Lone_Gunman
01-24-2011, 11:53 PM
It can be found here-- http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/FAQ


It covers all this...
Contents


* 1 General Firearm Questions
o 1.1 What firearms are Legal in California?
+ 1.1.1 I am moving to California. What CAN'T I bring with me?
+ 1.1.2 Are there "sunset" provisions in any of California's gun laws (large capacity magazine ban, safe handgun roster, assault weapons ban, etc)?
+ 1.1.3 Can I bring a handgun into California if it isn't on the Safe Handgun roster?
o 1.2 How do I TRACK CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION?
o 1.3 Where can I read COUNTY and MUNICIPAL CODES?
* 2 Purchasing Questions
o 2.1 How do I buy a gun (general)?
+ 2.1.1 How do I buy a long gun (rifle or shotgun)?
+ 2.1.2 How old do I have to be to buy a gun?
+ 2.1.3 How do I buy a handgun?
+ 2.1.4 How do I buy a C&R long gun (rifle or shotgun)?
+ 2.1.5 How can I find out if I'm eligible to purchase or possess a firearm?
+ 2.1.6 I have a Safe Affidavit, do I still need to purchase a gun lock?
o 2.2 Can I buy a gun outside California?
o 2.3 What is the "Safe Handgun Roster?"
+ 2.3.1 Can I buy a handgun not on the "Roster” from an FFL/Dealer?
+ 2.3.2 Is there any way to buy a handgun that is not on the Safe Handgun Roster?
+ 2.3.3 Why are some guns on the Roster, and similar guns from the same manufacturer NOT on the Roster?
+ 2.3.4 What about the 'similar gun' law at PC 12131.5?
+ 2.3.5 Can I just buy an "off-Roster" handgun from an out of state FFL?
+ 2.3.6 Are C&R handguns exempt from the roster?
o 2.4 What is a Private Party Transfer (PPT)?
+ 2.4.1 What are the requirements for performing a PPT?
+ 2.4.2 So I can't just give my friend the money and take my new gun home?
+ 2.4.3 Are there any exceptions for Curios and Relics or other firearms?
+ 2.4.4 Can I buy a handgun that isn't on the "safe handgun Roster" via PPT?
+ 2.4.5 Am I restricted to one handgun PPT every 30 days?
+ 2.4.6 Can I perform a PPT with a non California resident?
+ 2.4.7 What if I buy a gun from an out of state resident?
+ 2.4.8 Is a firearm sold on consignment considered a PPT?
+ 2.4.9 If the consignment firearm is a handgun, does it need to be listed on the "Roster?"
o 2.5 What is a STRAW PURCHASE?
o 2.6 Gun Buyback Questions
+ 2.6.1 Can I stop someone on their way to a gun buyback and offer to buy their guns?
+ 2.6.2 What risks are involved if I buy a gun like this?
+ 2.6.3 If the gun is C&R (over 50 years old) can I buy from someone at a gun buyback cash and carry?
* 3 Manufacturing Questions
o 3.1 How do I legally manufacture a firearm?
+ 3.1.1 Do I need a state or federal license to manufacture a firearm for personal use?
+ 3.1.2 Does my homemade firearm need a serial number?
+ 3.1.3 Do I need to register my homemade firearm?
+ 3.1.4 Can I make a homemade firearm in order to sell it?
+ 3.1.5 Can I sell a homemade firearm at all?
o 3.2 Can I build a carbine from a MechTech kit?
+ 3.2.1 To Be CA Legal
+ 3.2.2 To Be Federally Legal
* 4 Registration Questions
o 4.1 Can I buy/sell/own an unregistered firearm?
o 4.2 What is an INTRAFAMILY TRANSFER?
* 5 Possession Questions
o 5.1 Where can I HAVE A FIREARM?
+ 5.1.1 Can I have a handgun anywhere within my home?
+ 5.1.2 Can I carry a concealed handgun within my home without a concealed carry permit (CCW)?
+ 5.1.3 Can I carry a concealed handgun within my home without a CCW if I live within a school zone?
+ 5.1.4 Can I carry a concealed handgun within yard or property without a concealed carry permit?
+ 5.1.5 Can I carry a concealed handgun on private property I own without a concealed carry permit?
+ 5.1.6 Can I carry a concealed handgun in my friend's house or on his property without a concealed carry permit?
+ 5.1.7 Can I have a firearm in a state park?
+ 5.1.8 Do I need to keep my guns locked up?
+ 5.1.9 If I have my firearms locked in a safe or other device and law enforcement requests that I open it, am I required to?
+ 5.1.10 Can I have a handgun in my place of business?
+ 5.1.11 Where can I transport a handgun?
+ 5.1.12 I have a permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW). Where can I transport a handgun that would otherwise be prohibited?
+ 5.1.13 Can I carry a concealed weapon while hunting?
+ 5.1.14 Can I carry a concealed weapon while fishing?
o 5.2 Where/when are some places/times that I CAN NOT HAVE A FIREARM?
o 5.3 What about ammunition and reloading supplies?
+ 5.3.1 How much ammunition can I store in my home?
+ 5.3.2 How much gunpowder can I store in my home?
+ 5.3.3 How about primers, bullets and other reloading components?
+ 5.3.4 Can I give or sell my gunpowder to my friends?
* 6 Carry Questions
o 6.1 Open Carry
+ 6.1.1 Am I allowed to Open Carry in California?
+ 6.1.2 Am I allowed to Open Carry a loaded firearm?
+ 6.1.3 Am I allowed to Open Carry an unloaded handgun?
+ 6.1.4 Where am I not allowed to Open Carry an unloaded handgun?
+ 6.1.5 Can I carry inside my house/apartment/condominium?
+ 6.1.6 Can I carry in the 'common areas' of my apartment/condominium complex?
o 6.2 Concealed Carry
+ 6.2.1 How do I get a permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW) in California?
+ 6.2.2 Who issues a CCW permit in California?
+ 6.2.3 Where is the permit valid?
+ 6.2.4 Who is eligible for a CCW, and what does the process entail?
+ 6.2.5 On what grounds can I be denied a permit?
+ 6.2.6 Is “Good cause” defined in the Penal Code?
+ 6.2.7 Can I drink and concealed carry if I have a permit?
+ 6.2.8 What is the punishment for carrying concealed without a permit?
+ 6.2.9 Am I allowed to carry on school grounds?
+ 6.2.10 Am I allowed to carry in establishments that serve alcohol?
* 7 Knife Questions
o 7.1 General laws
+ 7.1.1 Do state preemption laws prevent cities and counties from setting stricter knife laws?
+ 7.1.2 Is there a length limit for fixed or folding knives in California?
+ 7.1.3 Can I have a switch-blade knife in California?
o 7.2 Fixed blade knives
o 7.3 Folding knives
o 7.4 School and university carry
* 8 Magazine Questions
o 8.1 What is a large-capacity magazine?
o 8.2 Are rimfire firearms and magazines subject to the large capacity magazine restrictions?
o 8.3 Possession
+ 8.3.1 Is possession of a large capacity magazine illegal?
+ 8.3.2 Is there an age limit to own magazines?
+ 8.3.3 Do I need to keep any proof that I legally acquired my magazines?
+ 8.3.4 When did the law banning new large capacity magazines take effect?
+ 8.3.5 I owned large-capacity magazine(s) since before January 1, 2000, are they legal?
+ 8.3.6 How is the California large-capacity magazine ban affected by the Federal ban (from 1994-2004), and vice versa?
+ 8.3.7 Can I buy large-capacity magazines out of California?
+ 8.3.8 Can I bring large-capacity magazines into the state with me if I did not possess them here prior to January 1, 2000?
+ 8.3.9 What if I "find" some large-capacity magazines?
+ 8.3.10 What is the Statute of Limitations for violating the laws regarding large-capacity magazines?
+ 8.3.11 What should I say if a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) asks me about my large-capacity magazines?
+ 8.3.12 Can I sell, trade or give large-capacity magazines to anyone in California?
o 8.4 Repair and Rebuild
+ 8.4.1 Is it illegal to possess parts for large capacity magazines?
+ 8.4.2 Can I repair my old large-capacity magazines with new parts?
+ 8.4.3 Can I use parts from new magazines that didn't exist before 2000 to repair and rebuild my old magazines?
+ 8.4.4 Do I need to keep any parts from the original magazine in my newly rebuilt magazine?
+ 8.4.5 Can I change the capacity of my large-capacity magazine when I rebuild it?
+ 8.4.6 Can I use rebuild kits to make large capacity magazines for use out of state?
+ 8.4.7 Can I use large-capacity magazine parts to build magazines that hold ten rounds or less?
+ 8.4.8 Can I get in trouble for shipping/sending assembled large capacity magazines into the state?
o 8.5 Use
+ 8.5.1 Can I use my large-capacity magazines?
+ 8.5.2 Can I use the parts from a large-capacity magazine to create a magazine that holds ten rounds or less?
+ 8.5.3 If I have a ten round magazine for one caliber that holds more than ten rounds of another caliber, is it legal to use in the other caliber?
+ 8.5.4 Is a magazine with ammunition in it a "loaded gun?"
+ 8.5.5 Can I have ammunition in my magazines while transporting them?
o 8.6 Lending large-capacity magazines
+ 8.6.1 Can I loan my large-capacity magazine to a friend at the range?
+ 8.6.2 Can't I just let him borrow the magazine to take to the range with him?
o 8.7 Use of large-capacity magazines in "Bullet Buttoned" firearms
+ 8.7.1 Can I use my large-capacity magazines in my firearm equipped with a "Bullet Button?"
+ 8.7.2 Why?
+ 8.7.3 What good are large capacity magazines then?

Lone_Gunman
01-24-2011, 11:54 PM
(Continued)

# 9 Transportation Questions

* 9.1 How do I legally transport a handgun?
o 9.1.1 Can I have ammunition in the same case and compartment as the gun?
o 9.1.2 Can my magazines for semiautomatic handguns have ammunition in them?
o 9.1.3 Can my speed loaders for revolvers have ammunition in them?
o 9.1.4 Does my gun need to be transported in my trunk?
o 9.1.5 Can I keep a gun in my glove box?
o 9.1.6 Can I transport the locked case in a backpack or a cargo container on a motorcycle?
o 9.1.7 Is a "secure locked container" defined anywhere?
o 9.1.8 Is there any distance a "secure locked container" must be from the driver or passengers of a vehicle?
o 9.1.9 If I use a cable or trigger lock, do I still need a locked container?
o 9.1.10 Can I put the gun in my trunk without a locked container?
* 9.2 How do I legally transport a long gun (rifle or shotgun)?
o 9.2.1 Is a case required to transport a long gun?
o 9.2.2 Do I need to transport a long gun in my trunk or other locked container?
o 9.2.3 Can I have ammunition in the same case and compartment as the gun?
o 9.2.4 Can removable magazines for rifles have ammunition in them?
* 9.3 How do I legally transport ammunition?
* 9.4 How do I legally transport a registered "assault weapon"?
* 9.5 What about the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA)?
o 9.5.1 Can I bring an assault weapon into California on my way to another state?
* 9.6 Flying with a Firearm
o 9.6.1 Can I fly with a firearm in my carry on?
o 9.6.2 Can I fly with a firearm in my checked baggage?
o 9.6.3 What do I need to do to fly with a firearm?

# 10 Loaning Questions

* 10.1 General Loaning Questions
o 10.1.1 Can I loan a large-capacity magazine?
o 10.1.2 Can I loan a registered assault weapon?
o 10.1.3 Can I loan a firearm to a prohibited person?
o 10.1.4 Can I loan a firearm for an unlawful purpose?
o 10.1.5 What is an "infrequent" loan?
* 10.2 Loaning Firearms to Adults
o 10.2.1 Can I loan a long gun to an adult?
o 10.2.2 Can I loan a handgun to an adult who has a Handgun Safety Certificate?
o 10.2.3 Can I loan a handgun to an adult who does not have a Handgun Safety Certificate?
* 10.3 Loaning Firearms to Minors
o 10.3.1 Can I loan a long gun to a minor that is my child?
o 10.3.2 Can I loan a long gun to a minor that is my grandchild?
o 10.3.3 Can I loan a long gun to a minor that is someone else's child?
o 10.3.4 Can I loan a handgun to a minor that is my child?
o 10.3.5 Can I loan a handgun to a minor that is my grandchild?
o 10.3.6 Can I loan a handgun to a minor that is someone else's child?
* 10.4 Loans Between Parties Who Reside In Different States
o 10.4.1 Can I borrow a firearm from a person who resides in a different state than I do?
o 10.4.2 Can I loan a firearm to a person who resides in a different state than I do?

# 11 "Assault Weapons" Questions

* 11.1 What rifles are "assault weapons?"
* 11.2 What is a registered assault weapon?
o 11.2.1 Is Assault Weapons registration the same as the paperwork I filled out when I purchased the gun from a dealer?
o 11.2.2 Is it possible to register my firearm as an assault weapon still?
o 11.2.3 What is the minimum overall length (OAL) for a Registered Assault Weapon?
o 11.2.4 How do you measure the firearm's length to determine legality?
o 11.2.5 Is it legal to own or possess an unregistered assault weapon?
o 11.2.6 Is it legal to transport an unregistered assault weapon?
o 11.2.7 If I think I have an unregistered assault weapon, what should I do?
o 11.2.8 Does "constructive possession" apply to California assault weapons laws?
o 11.2.9 Can I get an Assault Weapon or Machine Gun permit?
o 11.2.10 I am in the Military, can I bring an "assault weapon" into California?
o 11.2.11 Can I own the Taurus Judge or similar firearms in California?
* 11.3 SKS Questions
o 11.3.1 Why is an SKS with detachable magazines banned, when other rifles can have detachable magazines?

# 12 NON "Assault Weapons" Questions

* 12.1 What is an Off List Lower (OLL)?
o 12.1.1 What is the difference between a "pre-ban" upper or rifle and a "post-ban" upper or rifle?
* 12.2 "Bullet Button" Questions
o 12.2.1 Is the Bullet Button Legal?
o 12.2.2 If I have a bullet button, am I legally able to remove the magazine from the firearm?
o 12.2.3 Why am I limited to using only ten round magazines with a bullet button equipped firearm?
o 12.2.4 You didn't mention shotguns; are they not limited to ten rounds when equipped with bullet buttons?
o 12.2.5 If it's legal to detach the magazine from a bullet button equipped firearm, why are people advised to transport their bullet button equipped firearms with an unloaded magazined locked into place?
o 12.2.6 Do I need to use a bullet button with a rimfire rifle?
o 12.2.7 Do I need to use a bullet button with a centerfire rifle with a rimfire conversion kit?
o 12.2.8 Do I need to use a bullet button with a rimfire pistol?
* 12.3 "Featureless" Questions
o 12.3.1 What is a pistol grip?
o 12.3.2 Is the Magpul AFG considered a forward pistol grip?
* 12.4 Rimfire Questions
o 12.4.1 Are any rimfire rifles assault weapons?
o 12.4.2 Can I use "evil features" on my rimfire rifle?

# 13 Curio & Relic and Black Powder Questions

* 13.1 Curio & Relic Questions
o 13.1.1 What is a "Curio & Relic" (C&R) firearm?
o 13.1.2 Do C&R Firearms need to be kept in their original configuration to be considered C&R?
o 13.1.3 Do I need a dealer to transfer a C&R handgun?
o 13.1.4 Do I need a dealer to transfer a C&R long gun?
* 13.2 Black Powder Questions
o 13.2.1 Do I have to transfer a black powder firearm through a firearms dealer (FFL)?
o 13.2.2 What about reproduction black powder firearms?
o 13.2.3 Are black powder firearms considered "firearms" at all?
o 13.2.4 Can I carry a black powder pistol without a CCW then?

# 14 Sales Questions

* 14.1 CFLC Questions
o 14.1.1 Do I need to register with the California DOJ as a private (non FFL) seller?
o 14.1.2 How do I register for the CFLC?
o 14.1.3 I have more questions about the CFLC, where can I find my answers?
* 14.2 Private sales questions
o 14.2.1 Can I ship a handgun direct to an FFL if I don't have an FFL?
o 14.2.2 Can I ship a rifle or shotgun direct to an FFL if I don't have an FFL?
o 14.2.3 Can I sell (X non-serialized firearm component) without an FFL?
* 14.3 Ammo Sales / AB962 Questions
o 14.3.1 What is AB 962?
o 14.3.2 What does it affect?
o 14.3.3 What is handgun ammunition in the law?
o 14.3.4 Are reloading components and magazines included?
o 14.3.5 How is that going to affect out of state sales?
o 14.3.6 Can I still sell ammo to California residents?
o 14.3.7 Sales must be 'face to face'
o 14.3.8 Sales at FFLS require paperwork
o 14.3.9 Is there a 50-round limit?
o 14.3.10 Can UPS or FedEx drivers meet the 'face to face' requirement?
o 14.3.11 Is anyone challenging the law?
o 14.3.12 What cities and counties have restrictions against shipping ammunition?
+ 14.3.12.1 Y county isn't listed above. Why won't X vendor ship to Y county?
+ 14.3.12.2 I am out of state and a ca resident asked me to ship him X component, is this legal and can I get in trouble for it?
# 14.3.12.2.1 What about SBR/MG/Other NFA stuff?
+ 14.3.12.3 What about large capacity magazines? Can I send those to California and can I get in trouble if I do?
# 14.3.12.3.1 What about parts for large capacity magazines?

# 15 Hunting Questions

* 15.1 Are there any magazine capacity restrictions while hunting?
* 15.2 Can I carry a handgun while hunting?

# 16 References

* 16.1 General Firearm Questions
* 16.2 Purchasing Questions
* 16.3 Registration Questions
* 16.4 Possession Questions
* 16.5 Carry Questions
* 16.6 Knife Questions
* 16.7 Magazine Questions
* 16.8 Transportation Questions
* 16.9 Loaning Questions
* 16.10 Assault Weapons Questions
* 16.11 NON "Assault Weapons" Questions
* 16.12 Sales Questions
* 16.13 Hunting Questions

Bo0tyBandit
01-25-2011, 1:19 AM
Great addition! sticky time? :cheers2: