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Can a Californian buy a rifle from and FFl here in Oregon

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Rascals, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Rascals

    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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    Have a family member coming up from California and he would like to buy a rifle from a FFL. What I want to know is it legal? I understand that the gun has to be Caliifornia legal but my question is can they buy it if it is a legal gun to own in California? He has a house here in Oregon but his licence is Californian.
     
  2. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    As a California resident one can not buy (and take possession - can buy and have it shipped to FFL) any firearm in Oregon. Federal law says that one can purchase a long gun in another state as long as both states are okay with that. California is not okay with that. One major exception is persons who possess C&R license, those can purchase any C&R firearms regardless whether they are legal in CA or not (importing them there is another issue).

    Having a house in Oregon also doesn't qualify the person as Oregon resident, neither it makes them domiciled in Oregon. There is some more stuff on that in another thread.

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/legal-political/88507-dual-resident-id.html
     
  3. BSG 75

    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They can buy the rifle in Oregon but it would have to be shipped to a FFL in California to handle the transfer after your family member goes back to California. The Oregon FFL would have to register with California's California Firearms Licensee Check System (CFLC) CFLC Overview - Bureau of Firearms - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General so they can obtain authorization before shipping the firearm to the California FFL. California tries to make the CFLC process as painless as possible, it is free and can be done online, but many non-California FFL's don't want to participate.
     
  4. Rascals

    Rascals Portland Or Active Member

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    Ok thanks a bunch guys.
     
  5. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    There is a workaround for that. Purchase the firearm from a private person, who can then ship it directly to a California FFL.
     
  6. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Only if the gun is on CommieForina's Approved List.
     
  7. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    OP questioned ability to purchase a rifle. Approved List applies to handguns only. For handgun purchases that are not on the approved list they can be sent to one of several FFL's that perform "single shot" conversion. That is a loophole to get around the approved list.
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    However there is a long list of semi auto rifles and shotguns that also cannot be imported into commiefornia
     
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  9. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    That list is over 20 years old. Very few modern things (from companies like Colt) might fall into prohibited category. Any manufacturer that hasn't been around for that long would not be there at all.

    Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I am fully aware of the list since I was an activist with the main grassroots group in Sacramento who fought it in 1989, but it is extremely easy for them to add to it at will, and they will
     
  11. DEADTIME

    DEADTIME Coeur D alene Active Member

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    Or you could all move to a free state with lower taxs and fewer progressive Marxist brown shirts.....just a thought.
     
  12. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Where are you going to move when "marxist brown shirts" follow you to a free state ?