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Old 04-30-2012, 1:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Shinobi'sZ View Post
I have a question regarding your statement for accuracy. I sent a norterized form into CalDOJ requesting them to send me a copy of the records they had regarding the firearms I owned. I received back a letter stating that they don't maintain records of serial numbers except for those firearms that were voluntarily registered. The only firearms (serial #) reported were ones that I had to volunteer to register as a requirement for me to get my CCW permit. Other handguns and rifles that I owned did not appear.

It is my understanding that it is the FFL who is required to maintain records for up to 20 years, not DOJ.
Frankly, I think DOJ is mistaken in their reply.

The serial numbers of handguns sold through FFLs are electronically (since 1998) reported to DOJ via the DROS process. (PC 28160 (a)(12) )

I would be quite surprised if those complete records were not entered directly into their database of firearms.

The 20-year thing is for Federal 4473s. (27 CFR 478.129 - Record retention)
The Legislature is in recess. We're immune from most further mischief until the next session begins, late December 2017.

There is no value at all complaining or analyzing or reading tea leaves to decide what these bills really mean or actually do; any bill with a chance to pass will be bad for gun owners.

The details only count after the Governor signs the bills.

Not a lawyer, just Some Guy On The Interwebs.

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