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Old 09-08-2004, 05:32 PM   #1
 
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"Assault" Rifles in California?

Hello,
So I am cruising the web checking out all these neat guns: Les Baer, Rock River, Fulton Armory. But it seems that they don't ship to CA. I thought I could own a so-called assault rifle in sunny Cal. if I registered it.

What's the skinny? Any help appreciated.
Cordially,
-C
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Old 09-08-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:02 PM   #3
 
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Thanks, guess I missed it.
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:37 PM   #4
 
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missed it?

Do like many others, move to a state without 60's hippie burnouts in control, or ban together and get these idiot restrictions removed along with the idiots who put the restrictions there (It worked nation wide, it'll work at State level).
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Old 09-08-2004, 07:13 PM   #5
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:12 PM   #6
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or ban together and get these idiot restrictions removed along with the idiots who put the restrictions there (It worked nation wide, it'll work at State level).
the only way ANY gun laws in CA were to be repealed was if there was a MASS genocide of ALL liberals..Then and ONLY then could we get these assinine laws off the books....
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Old 09-09-2004, 08:43 PM   #7
 
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No doubt man, time for a move.
Colorado is nice and property values are almost as high as they are in Cali.
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Old 09-11-2004, 06:01 PM   #8
 
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No doubt man, time for a move.
Colorado is nice and property values are almost as high as they are in Cali.
Then again, it's hard to tell the difference between Boulder and California. Both are liberal fruitcake freakshows.
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Old 09-12-2004, 07:55 AM   #9
 
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STEP 1: Band together with other gun owners thru internet boards, gun clubs , ranges, etc. Keep each other informed as to what your legislature is up to, AND when they are having hearings.

STEP 2: When ANY firearms legislation is being concidered WRITE, E-mail, CALL, and MOST important show up for public hearings AND BE HEARD. We did it here in the Peoples Republik of Maryland and won the battle against a Kalifornia style AW ban here! The Democratic controled state senate wouldn't bring the bill to the senate floor!

STEP 3: Stay together and VOTE out feinswine and her pals. Don't let any gun owners say their vote doesn't count, apathy on our side is their greatest strenght. GET involved, stay involed, don't assume it is a lost cause.....it might make the difference.

STEP 4: Move to Nevada, and wait for the earthquake!
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Old 09-13-2004, 07:05 AM   #10
 
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or ban together and get these idiot restrictions removed along with the idiots who put the restrictions there (It worked nation wide, it'll work at State level).
the only way ANY gun laws in CA were to be repealed was if there was a MASS genocide of ALL liberals..Then and ONLY then could we get these assinine laws off the books....
Same goes for the K man's state, MA.
I would like to move to VT or NH, but I'm "captive".
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:21 PM   #11
 
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So what kind of black rifle can a Californian (such as myself) seek out as part of his duties as a member of the Militia of the United States of America?

The DSArms FAL looks incredible, but what is it like to load through the top with stripper clips? Should I look into M1As instead? What is a Californian Rifleman in training to do?

Also, I'm looking to avoid Remington .223. I'm a fairly sizable gent and would like a cartridge with a bit more moxie. I'd like to go between .243 and 6.8 SPC, but since they're not military cartridges yet, they're a buck a pop.

If I had to choose, I'd take Win .308 over Remmy .223.
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:38 AM   #12
 
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Something I didn't discover untill recently was that the mini14 and mini30 are both legal in California. A mini30 firing 7.62X39 is a fairly decent compromise between the .223 you don't want and a full power catridge like the 7.62 NATO of the M1A/M14 (which is also legal here). They might not be as pretty as an AR-15, or quite as accurate, but they are still pretty decent rifles. And with a bit of extra dough you can spruce them up pretty nice. Here's mine:



Of course as you can see from the picture, you are stuck with ten round mags unless you just happened to have had the foresight to have picked up some full cap mags before the ban Check out the Ruger website
http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firear...yRiflesCA.html
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Old 09-14-2004, 06:31 AM   #13
 
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Should I look into M1As instead? What is a Californian Rifleman in training to do?
Yes, get an M1A. You could do much worse.
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Old 09-14-2004, 08:32 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Doctor Suarez
So what kind of black rifle can a Californian (such as myself) seek out as part of his duties as a member of the Militia of the United States of America?

The DSArms FAL looks incredible, but what is it like to load through the top with stripper clips? Should I look into M1As instead? What is a Californian Rifleman in training to do?

Also, I'm looking to avoid Remington .223. I'm a fairly sizable gent and would like a cartridge with a bit more moxie. I'd like to go between .243 and 6.8 SPC, but since they're not military cartridges yet, they're a buck a pop.

If I had to choose, I'd take Win .308 over Remmy .223.
loading through the top is a piece of cake.

get either one, or both.
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Old 09-14-2004, 08:42 AM   #15
 
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CA Residents - get the following NOW while you can:

M1A (at least 2)
Mini-14
Keltec SU-16
M1 Carbine
M1 Garand
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Old 09-14-2004, 10:15 AM   #16
 
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I was seriously looking at the Mini 30, but got a little worried about their stinky 5 round factory magazines. A reliable 10 rounder would solve that.

Also, in regards to 7.62x39, some people say it's merely a step sideways from .223, but for my needs, it may be right. Given where I live, a rifle isn't practical anyway, and if I had to use it, I'd probably want a slow and heavy bullet rather than a fast and light one, since it would all be fairly close range anyway. (That's why my first handgun will be .45 ACP.)

I hear most of the 30's reliability woes are the fault of el cheapo ammunition and bad magazines. Thoughts?
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Old 09-14-2004, 04:33 PM   #17
 
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For those who have "registered" post-ban ARs, now is the time to get a new barrel or a complete new upper to place the AR into pre-ban configuration. Do it now before the federal gun control liberals come back with a vengence or before California libs figure out what's going on and pass additional legislation prohibiting changing any post ban to pre ban.

Don't be pre-ban girlie-men...

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Old 09-14-2004, 04:54 PM   #18
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I hear most of the 30's reliability woes are the fault of el cheapo ammunition and bad magazines. Thoughts?
cheap ammo is the only reason to get a mini-30. it ain't the ammo. it's usually the mags.

don't get a mini-30; get a SKS and a su-16
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Old 09-14-2004, 05:34 PM   #19
 
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CA Residents - get the following NOW while you can:

M1A (at least 2)
Mini-14
Keltec SU-16
M1 Carbine
M1 Garand
Damn right...I have 2 M1A's and 2 CUSTOM Mini-14's: Suggestion?

BUY the receiver's while you can...I have 2 on the way, a Fulton (or two!) and an LRB....



1 of 4 M1A's...
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:11 AM   #20
 
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You also might want to consider a Yugo SKS. They are pretty cheap right now and the ammo is also really cheap. If you want to put some work into the rifle you can make it pretty evil looking, but tread carefully when doing work to a SKS, due to the legal nuances of the federal importation laws.
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