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Old 07-27-2009, 4:27 PM
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Default my 20 year old hand gun. what to do? do not undersand legalities of possesion

Can I open carry it legally?

I have no paperwork even though I purchased it 20 years ago.

What course of action should I take, I have no DOJ certificate

where to begin? Need advice.


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Old 07-27-2009, 4:51 PM
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Can I open carry it legally?

I have no paperwork even though I purchased it 20 years ago.

What course of action should I take, I have no DOJ certificate

where to begin? Need advice.


Nelson
best bet is go to a gun shop and they will give you the info you need.
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Old 07-29-2009, 4:20 PM
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best bet is go to a gun shop and they will give you the info you need.
Not necessarily. Lots of people here have found that gun shops don't always know their stuff.

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Old 07-29-2009, 4:23 PM
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Can I open carry it legally?

I have no paperwork even though I purchased it 20 years ago.

What course of action should I take, I have no DOJ certificate

where to begin? Need advice.


Nelson
You may have purchased it when there was no DROS requirement. You are ok - you are still legal.

There are restrictions on open carry - both on loaded and unloaded. There are others here who are much better informed to give the lowdown to you. Contact a member named Pullnshoot - he can help you for sure.

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Old 07-29-2009, 6:05 PM
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best bet is go to a gun shop and they will give you the info you need.
NO! I've heard a lot of bad advise given out at gun shops! even the one I worked at for five years! The absolute best advise I can give you is to stick around here, read and learn. Figure out who's who and who really knows what they are talking about. Obviously, javabum is realtively new to this site and firearms in general or, he would know better than to blindly trust any gunshop. Then, read the actual laws for yourself and understand them. In the end, you are the one who will face any consequences for your actions not the people giving you advise. So please, completely understand what you are doing before you do it. In all seriousness, your gun is legally yours and does not have to be registered (assuming that you are not prohibited from owning a firearm and it is not an "unregistered California Assault Weapon). Until you learn the laws, I'd advise you to only transport it unloaded and in a lock container. DO NOT ATTEPT TO CARRY IT AROUND, loaded or unloaded, exposed or concealed unless you know exactly what you are doing.
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