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Old 04-07-2018, 8:10 PM
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Can law enforcement buy any Ar pistol lowers?
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Old 04-07-2018, 8:42 PM
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Can law enforcement buy any Ar pistol lowers?
They are roster-exempt so they can DROS an AR lower as a pistol.

However, they are not exempt from AW laws, so they can not assemble an AR pistol that does not have a 2017-compliant magazine lock.

Better to go through the department and have an SBR legally issued.
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They are roster-exempt so they can DROS an AR lower as a pistol.

However, they are not exempt from AW laws, so they can not assemble an AR pistol that does not have a 2017-compliant magazine lock.

Better to go through the department and have an SBR legally issued.
^^^Pretty much this^^^^

A peace officer can also lawfully purchase a complete Assault Weapon with departmental authorization and register it in their own name making personal possession and use legal. Be aware that the AG has issued a legal opinion that such weapons must be surrendered when the LEO leaves active service.

Also please note that there is no peace officer exemption from the felony prohibition on the manufacture of an Assault Weapon.
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Can LEO just surrender lower? Not complete rifle?
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Can LEO just surrender lower? Not complete rifle?
No clear answer at this point. The AG Opinion, IMHO, was very poorly written and would not likely survive a challenge. But that can't be said with certainty because there has not yet been a challenge.

The context of the AG Opinion calls for the "weapon" to be surrendered.
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Thanks Rick. Appreciate the info

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A peace officer prior to 2017 could purchase an Ar lower and Dros as a pistol to make an AR pistol or purchase a complete AR-pistol with a bullet button. This would be in a semi auto function with bullet button but this only if you bought a complete ar pistol or Dros a lower and built yourself before 2017. If you plan to keep it in this configuration than you would have to register it with CADOJ. If you choose not to register than you would have to make it into a California compliant configuration such as single shot, breakopen etc...

2017 and after lowers can still be Dros as pistols but you cannot register as AW because when you build it it has to be featureless, or single shot, or Breakopen etc some type of California compliant version

Before single shot exemption ended, many Californians purchased ar or ak pistol with bullet buttons. So many non LEO Californians have AR- or AK pistol also.

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