MemberDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
Long story short, my wife is getting transferred temporarily to California (cringe). We are moving out there next month, and need some ‘user friendly’ information on bringing my whitelisted guns to the state.
Some sites say that I need to do it FFL through a dealer, is this true? Even if i have them in the moving truck and cross the border with them?
We are interested in getting carry permits along the road as well, but our first goal is just getting them there. I really hope i don’t need to do the FFL route as that costs $$$$$, and it adds up as we have 9 firearms.
I’m also looking to hear of any users here that have gone through this process and what they learned along the way. I’m a bit overwhelmed by all the information and unsure which sites to trust.
Thanks in advance!
Corey307GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
CA has extremely restrictive gun laws and it’s easy to break laws when bringing guns to CA. List what you’re bringing over at r/caguns, they’ll help you avoid prison.
TacTurtleGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
You won’t get carry permits for all the firearms in all the states you are passing through, but you don’t need one if you are transporting them unloaded in a locked case.
California has goofy rules for rifles and shotguns (OAL and “assault weapons”) and pistols (no pistols with mags outside of grip ala C96 or Tec-9) and magazine capacity restrictions.
When you move to CA, they do have a handgun registration BS you need to follow when you move there and become a resident.
ProTip: Invest in a shitload of Glock Gen 5s and VP9s before you move, they are off list so only way to get them is to buy from someone that owned one before the moved to California so they tend to sell for above MSRP.
pewpew_tacotimeGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
Come on by r/caguns.
You don’t need to go through and FFL, but the law says you have to register all of your firearms with the state.
No Magazines over 10 rounds are allowed to be imported to the state.
No threaded barrels installed on your handguns.
No “assault weapons” are allowed either. So that’s no muzzle device that advertises itself as, or does any, flash suppression, no vertical foregrips, no collapsible stocks and no pistol grips, unless you go the fixed mag route. OAL of a rifle needs to be 30″ + in it’s smallest configuration.
Yeetus_Deletus15GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
Dosnt matter, just dont tell them you have them. Stick it to the commied
brokedman45GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
Is commuting from the very edge of Nevada doable?
chknwangzzGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
Take them out in a boat, that’s the best light for taking pictures of the serial numbers.
Just… be careful.
onesagestudentGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
If you need to offload any of your high capacity 😂 magazines, I’m in GA and always happy to have more. Pm me.
Spykez0129GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
Ugh, California is such a garbage state.
aPurpleLigerGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
If its a temporary move then you might be better off leaving some of them with family in your current state
LurkwurstGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm
your best and most useful [resource](https://www.atf.gov/firearms) for trafficking firearms across state lines. California welcomes you!