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bubba5320
01-09-2013, 10:44 AM
Of course a lot of talk regarding gun control these. Many folks buying guns personally, gun show etc with no registration or simply have unregistered guns or say they will never register. What is the law (at this point). If you purchase a gun via a personal sale, no registration (and the gun is legal to own in Ca.) what is your legal expose if you are caught with the gun or god forbid have to use it? If you won a gun in this fashion and decide to and or need to register it can you?

Rock6.3
01-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Sorry, your entire premise is faulty.

There is no such thing as long gun registration in California today.

Yes there are background checks.
Yes there are 10 day waiting periods.

But registration does not begin until next year.

Cnynrat
01-09-2013, 10:50 AM
All handguns purchased in CA since 1991 (I think that's the right date) are "registered."

There is no requirement to register any long guns are than those "assault weapons" that were registered at the time of the original CA Assault Weapons Ban. You'll see them referred to as "RAW" around here.

Beginning 1/1/2014 all long guns that are sold/transferred will be registered in the same manner as handguns. There is/will be no requirement to register any long guns you already own before that date.

CSACANNONEER
01-09-2013, 10:55 AM
Even personal sales of most firearms are required to be done through a FFL on CA.

lilro
01-09-2013, 2:44 PM
Of course a lot of talk regarding gun control these. Many folks buying guns personally, gun show etc with no registration or simply have unregistered guns or say they will never register. What is the law (at this point). If you purchase a gun via a personal sale, no registration (and the gun is legal to own in Ca.) what is your legal expose if you are caught with the gun or god forbid have to use it? If you won a gun in this fashion and decide to and or need to register it can you?

You can't legally buy a firearm in CA without going through an FFL unless the firearm is 50+ years old. There is no "gun show loophole" in CA.

EOD Guy
01-11-2013, 6:07 AM
You can't legally buy a firearm in CA without going through an FFL unless you have a C&R license and the firearm is 50+ years old. There is no "gun show loophole" in CA.

A C&R license is not required in a sale of C&R rifles or shotguns that are over 50 years old as long as both parties are California residents.

lilro
01-11-2013, 4:47 PM
A C&R license is not required in a sale of C&R rifles or shotguns that are over 50 years old as long as both parties are California residents.

Ahh my mistake.