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I was reading an article about a person who was charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit. He had an additional charge brought against him because the gun was not registered. I know the law about private party transfer went into effect in 1991. My question is, if this person bought the gun before 1991 from a private party, was he suppose to register it?
04-01-2011, 9:41 AM
My understanding is that if you're cc'ing w/o a permit and it's a handgun not registered in your name somehow they can get away with it as an additional charge.
However if for example your car gets searched and you were legally transporting an unregistered or hangun registered to someone else it's completely legal.
It's ca so I wouldn't really expect our laws to make much or any sense.
04-01-2011, 11:06 AM
No, the person was not supposed to register it in the circumstances described.
Of course, wasn't supposed to carry it concealed without CCW, either.
Thanks. My primary interest was the registering.
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