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Old 02-09-2008, 2:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
It would seem that SB15 regulates interstate commerce. Why is California allowed to get away with usurping a power that Constitutionally belongs to Congress? It would seem that if one buys a handgun from an out of state party for their own use, one would not be "importing for sale etc..". Further, if I buy a handgun from "X" in Texas, there is no "sale" in California.
The state isn't doing that - it's the Feds which require that only a FFL holder may receive an interstate transfer. That means the sale is
  • Texas-owner to California-FFL, then, in a new sale,
  • California-FFL to California buyer
and California certainly, with the current state of the law, can regulate what its state-licensed FFLs can sell.

Federal law 18 USC 922 (a)(3) and (a)(5) have been posted on Calguns a bunch of times, or look it up for yourself.
Calguns Wiki, Magazine Qs, Knife laws

Unless there is some way to amend a bill so you would support it,
the details do not matter until the Governor signs or allows the bill to become law.

Ask CA law questions in the How CA Laws Apply to/Affect Me Forum
- most questions that start 'Is it legal ...' go there.

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