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drmater

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Travel to California
« on: May 31, 2014, 05:47:03 PM »
I will be flying to California with a .22 lever action rifle in checked baggage to give to my son in law. What hoops do I have to go through and can this be given as a gift in California?
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TexasLawShield

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Re: Travel to California
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 03:23:52 PM »
drmater,

It is highly inadvisable that you take a gun to California for the purposes of transferring ownership. California has very strict standards about "importing" firearms into the state.

While we do not have detailed knowledge of California law, this seems like a very bad idea. You may want to wait until your son-in-law comes to Texas.

Thanks for the questions. Hope that helps.
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Re: Travel to California
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 10:30:19 AM »
You could mail it to an FFL in CA and let SIL pick it up (and fill out the necessary forms).
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Re: Travel to California
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 01:47:50 AM »
Watch out.  There are a lot of guns that are not legal to own in California.

http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/

Effective January 1, 2001, no handgun may be manufactured within California, imported into California for sale, lent, given, kept for sale, or offered/exposed for sale unless that handgun model has passed firing, safety, and drop tests and is certified for sale in California by the Department of Justice. Private party transfers, curio/relic handguns, certain single-action revolvers, and pawn/consignment returns are exempt from this requirement.
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