Originally Posted by sigstroker
OP, your rifle is the Carbon-15, which is a named model (and therefore banned) when Professional Ordnance made it. Bushmaster bought the rights to manufacture it. Being a different manufacturer may make it legal, but it may also not be if the model name is the same. You are probably okay, but if you can swing a trade somehow for a different model before you move, it would be safer.
I was curious about that, so I went to the CA DOJ website and found this.
'As of January 1, 2007, the legislature has repealed DOJ’s authority under Penal Code § 12276.1 to identify Colt AR-15 and AK-47 type “series” assault weapons by name, or to seek a judicial declaration that a firearm is identical to an assault weapon listed in Penal Code section 12276.'
By CA law definition, any make or model AR-15 is an 'assualt weapon' and is 'illegal' under CA law. But installing a bullet button and having the proper barrel, somehow makes it 'legal'. What a joke.
Then there is this little tasty bit...
'As of January 1, 2007, the legislature has authorized law enforcement to obtain a court order to preserve an assault weapon or .50 BMG rifle for law enforcement purposes “in the interests of justice” (Penal Code § 12282(c)).'
What a freakin' joke! State sanctioned theft 'in the interest of justice.'
The moral of the story is, don't steal. Unless you are the state.