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beauregard
04-06-2011, 1:27 PM
I sent in a CA DOJ Voluntary Registration form recently and was wondering about how long it will take for them to get back to me.

Anyone here have experience?

Crom
04-06-2011, 1:28 PM
The last one I did, I recall it took about 14 calendar days.

Veggie
04-06-2011, 2:03 PM
Out of curiosity what did you register?

Donny1
04-06-2011, 2:06 PM
I did one last year, it took about 3 weeks.

socalphoto
04-06-2011, 2:14 PM
:twoweeks:

Just kidding...I did one back in October. Took a little under 4 weeks.

Call_me_Tom
04-06-2011, 2:16 PM
Took me a few months.

beauregard
04-06-2011, 2:22 PM
Y'all are killing me, we've gone from 14-days at post one, to three months by post six.

MasterYong
04-06-2011, 3:00 PM
I sent in a CA DOJ Voluntary Registration form recently and was wondering about how long it will take for them to get back to me.

Anyone here have experience?

Last one I did (in early 2010) it took about 2.5-3 months. They cashed the check right away though! :rolleyes:

Rekrab
04-06-2011, 3:03 PM
Last two I did it took about a month and two months. That was late '09 and early '10. I actually need to send in another one...

Onlyincali
04-06-2011, 3:12 PM
sorry, what is this voluntary registration about? Why would you voluntarlily register ANYTHING? Just curious.

Thanks!

Rekrab
04-06-2011, 3:15 PM
sorry, what is this voluntary registration about? Why would you voluntarlily register ANYTHING? Just curious.

Thanks!

Intra-familial transfer, moving into state, home built firearms... The first two are legally required.

707electrician
04-06-2011, 3:18 PM
Intra-familial transfer, moving into state, home built firearms... The first two are legally required.

Well isn't that oxymoronic- legally required voluntary registration

CHS
04-06-2011, 3:23 PM
Well isn't that oxymoronic- legally required voluntary registration

To be fair, there are TWO types of registration forms for the DOJ (at least, there used to be). One was the voluntary registration form, where you could send it in literally voluntarily in order to register any kind of firearm you had into AFS.

The second was the "oplaw" form, which was for registering firearms that you imported into CA during a move or inheritance, or when you took possession of a firearm from a father/son/mother/daughter/etc in an intra-familial transfer. This was the form that you used on required registrations.

I believe there's just one form now, but you might want to check the DOJ website to be certain.

Rekrab
04-06-2011, 3:53 PM
I could be wrong, but I was also under the impression that they only use the oplaw form now.

Ford8N
04-06-2011, 4:06 PM
Has anyone registered a homemade AK pistol recently?

beauregard
04-18-2011, 1:06 PM
Well, they cashed my check a week ago today.

18 days since I sent it in.

Librarian
04-18-2011, 1:30 PM
To be fair, there are TWO types of registration forms for the DOJ (at least, there used to be). One was the voluntary registration form, where you could send it in literally voluntarily in order to register any kind of firearm you had into AFS.

The second was the "oplaw" form, which was for registering firearms that you imported into CA during a move or inheritance, or when you took possession of a firearm from a father/son/mother/daughter/etc in an intra-familial transfer. This was the form that you used on required registrations.

I believe there's just one form now, but you might want to check the DOJ website to be certain.

Actually there are THREE:

the OPLAW (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf) form, that is for intrafamilial, husband-wife, and inheritance,

the New Resident (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/ab991frm.pdf) form, for people who move handguns into CA

and the Firearms Ownership Record (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/volreg.pdf), for telling the state that you have a particular gun, when you think they don't know but they should.

Vipersx911
04-18-2011, 7:36 PM
Well isn't that oxymoronic- legally required voluntary registration

Almost everything when it comes to CA gun laws is an oxymoron...

CHS
04-18-2011, 7:38 PM
Actually there are THREE:

the OPLAW (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf) form, that is for intrafamilial, husband-wife, and inheritance,

the New Resident (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/ab991frm.pdf) form, for people who move handguns into CA

and the Firearms Ownership Record (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/volreg.pdf), for telling the state that you have a particular gun, when you think they don't know but they should.

That right there is just so typical of CA.

Why do with one form, what you can do with THREE?!

And they wonder why the state is constantly going bankrupt.

Riodog
04-18-2011, 8:05 PM
sorry, what is this voluntary registration about? Why would you voluntarlily register ANYTHING? Just curious.

Thanks!

Either birth defect or glue sniffing.
Rio

zvardan
04-18-2011, 8:19 PM
If they'd let me register my Saiga as an AW, I'd consider doing it.

beauregard
04-19-2011, 10:02 AM
I just got off the phone with CA DOJ, here are a couple observations: a real live person picked up the phone on the second ring, she transferred me to someone who picked up the phone in one ring, this person was able to look me up and tell me I should have my registration slip in-hand in 2-4 more weeks.

I'm pretty stoked that I got the info I wanted in a phone call that lasted only 2 minutes and 45 seconds.

beauregard
04-27-2011, 2:50 PM
Got it today.

Start to finish 27 days.