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How to buy a new gun in California?
personal | 4/18/07 | Rose

Posted on 04/18/2007 9:04:07 PM PDT by RoseRose

How can I buy a gun for protection in California? what are the steps? please help! I know nothing ... it would be great if you could also advise the model you would recommend too. thank you


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1 posted on 04/18/2007 9:04:10 PM PDT by RoseRose
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To: RoseRose

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs.htm

Good place to start — Good Luck -— ;-)


2 posted on 04/18/2007 9:06:50 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: RoseRose

Welcome to Free Republic.


3 posted on 04/18/2007 9:07:54 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: RoseRose

Step one, move to a different state ... (just kidding, I’m sure you will get many good replies, most starting with visit your local gun store)


4 posted on 04/18/2007 9:08:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: RoseRose

Go to a gun dealer. Pick out a gun. Fill out form. Give money. Wait 10 days. Go to gun dealer. Pick up gun.


5 posted on 04/18/2007 9:09:16 PM PDT by claudiustg (I curse you, Rudy of the Giuliani!)
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To: RoseRose

How can I buy a gun for protection in California?

6 posted on 04/18/2007 9:12:19 PM PDT by quantim (2008 => I'll take an imperfect winner over a perfect loser.)
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To: RoseRose

1) Get checkbook, cash or credit card.
2) Get ID.
3) Visit gunstore or local ‘bodega’.
4) Tell the guy behind the counter that you want a gun.
5) Give the man money, if you chose a gunstore in step 3, give the man your ID.
6) Put newly acquired gun into purse, loaded.
7) Forget you have it until you need to use it.
8) Repeat as often as you can afford.

Some people will want you to practice. That is not required, but if you don’t, be prepared to be completely freaked out if you have to actually use it.

The ‘bullet’ comes out the end with the hole in it. So be sure to point the hole at the bad guy before you pull the trigger thing (ask the guy at the store to show that to you).

Have fun, and good hunting.


7 posted on 04/18/2007 9:12:28 PM PDT by stuned_beeber (Quit...Give up...Go home...- Vote Democrat!)
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To: claudiustg

Oh model! If you’ve got fairly big hands get a Glock 19. Otherwise a SIG P239 is really nice. Either way 9mm to begin with. Accept no substitutes.


8 posted on 04/18/2007 9:12:50 PM PDT by claudiustg (I curse you, Rudy of the Giuliani!)
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To: RoseRose

Visit your local “bros” … black or Hispanic and like magic, green card, food stamps, GUNS, explosives, anything you want, if you have the money.


9 posted on 04/18/2007 9:16:22 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: RoseRose
Now, Rose, I don't want to sound cynical or unwelcoming but you're the second eager newbie we've had today just bursting with enthusiasm for buying a "gun" without any apparent knowledge of the subject material. If you're trolling for knuckle-dragging red meat I'm afraid you're going to go away disappointed, but on the assumption that you're genuine I'll give you some real advice.

Learn to shoot first. Go to a range, get classes, try all the rental firearms you can. When you find a make or model that you can consistently shoot well with that'd be the place to start. Become aware that ownership of a firearm carries with it the responsibility for safe storage, safe transport, and safety on the range.

Learn Jeff Cooper's rules until you can recite them in your sleep. At that point there are several options. Most ranges have adjunct stores (that's where they make their operating money), many sporting goods stores have firearms sections, and there are still a number of stores specializing in firearms. You will be required to show identification and make out several forms detailing the type of firearm purchased, serial number, your own identifications, and statements that you swear or affirm that you are not a felon, a drug addict, subject to a restraining order, or mentally unstable. These will be checked against a database in Washington D.C. during the waiting period. You will not be allowed to exit the store with the firearm until these conditions are satisfied. I am unaware of the length of the waiting period in California these days but I am certain that someone else on this board is very familiar with it.

Lastly, practice. Take more courses and practice, practice, practice, and then more practice. If you ever have to use it in "the gravest extreme" that isn't the time to be wondering where the safety is.

10 posted on 04/18/2007 9:20:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RoseRose
Start with a .22 and get some target practice. .22 ammunition is cheap, and it also provides self-defense in a pinch.

After that, then you want to get a snub-nosed .38.

11 posted on 04/18/2007 9:22:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; EagleUSA

This is the 3rd newbie to sign up and want to buy a gun................


12 posted on 04/18/2007 9:23:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: Old Sarge; Dark Wing; Brad's Gramma; EagleUSA

SNIFF


13 posted on 04/18/2007 9:26:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

3 in one day...sniff....


14 posted on 04/18/2007 9:26:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: claudiustg

I’m looking at Springfield Armory’s XD 45 APC. NRA’s handgun of the year.


15 posted on 04/18/2007 9:35:27 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: RoseRose

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/gunfight/gunmap/gunmap.htm


16 posted on 04/18/2007 9:36:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Iran delenda est)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
How do offshore money to a private bank to sidestep the IRS?
17 posted on 04/18/2007 9:40:48 PM PDT by endthematrix (a globalized and integrated world - which is coming, one way or the other. - Hillary)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
This is the 3rd newbie to sign up and want to buy a gun................

Yes Sir, I am well aware of this.

18 posted on 04/18/2007 9:47:25 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: endthematrix

“How do offshore money to a private bank to sidestep the IRS?”

There is no safe haven for hidden money anymore.

Press 1 for Federal Holding Cell : )


19 posted on 04/18/2007 9:49:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Chena
There is no safe haven for hidden money anymore.

*GASP* Are you telling me my husband found the sock of loose change?

Chena! Dahlink! We have stephenjohnwhosnameisstilltoolong on here. THIS thread needs some work!

20 posted on 04/18/2007 9:52:58 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I gotta shorten my name..........


21 posted on 04/18/2007 9:56:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

NO!

What the heck would I tease you about then??


22 posted on 04/18/2007 9:56:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: BreezyDog

-—I’m looking at Springfield Armory’s XD 45 APC. NRA’s handgun of the year.-—

No doubt. I just wouldn’t recommend a hi-cap 45 to a newbie. Also, no 380’s. They’re vicious little things (bite the hand that feeds and are hard to rack).


23 posted on 04/18/2007 10:07:02 PM PDT by claudiustg (I curse you, Rudy of the Giuliani!)
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To: RoseRose

Feel free to be a part of the conversation.......


24 posted on 04/18/2007 10:10:24 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Hello.

This one here. bay bay


25 posted on 04/18/2007 10:16:22 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: RoseRose

The Top 10 Reasons to Own a Gun…

10) An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

9) Criminals love gun control…it makes their jobs safer.

8) You don’t shoot to kill…you shoot to stay alive.

7) Know guns, know peace and safety…No guns, no peace nor safety.

6) Guns only have two enemies…rust and liberals.

5) If guns cause crime…then pencils cause misspelled words.

4) The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others.

3) A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.

2) 911…government sponsored Dial A Prayer.

And the number one reason to own a gun…

1) 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

Now you just get out there and get yourself a gun, RoseRose, but don’t shoot your eye out.


26 posted on 04/18/2007 10:20:14 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: BreezyDog
I’m looking at Springfield Armory’s XD 45 APC. NRA’s handgun of the year.

That's what I'm picking up tomorrow. It's been the best pistol I've tried so far, and I've put off actually buying for too long.

27 posted on 04/18/2007 10:20:39 PM PDT by HiJinx (Ask me about Troop Support...)
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To: RoseRose

28 posted on 04/18/2007 10:23:02 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: Chena

LOL!!!!


29 posted on 04/18/2007 10:23:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Hi!


30 posted on 04/18/2007 10:23:37 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: Chena; stephenjohnbanker

Oh oh, SJB.......look what the cat dragged in....


31 posted on 04/18/2007 10:23:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

teehee


32 posted on 04/18/2007 10:23:57 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: Chena

Hi! Backatcha!

I’m stealing your pic, thankyouverymuch!


33 posted on 04/18/2007 10:24:18 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Brad's Gramma

damn cat


34 posted on 04/18/2007 10:25:22 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: RoseRose

You signed up to ask how to buy a gun?!!


35 posted on 04/18/2007 10:25:46 PM PDT by KoRn (FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

That’s o.k, I stole it too.


36 posted on 04/18/2007 10:26:07 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: Chena

No. Tonight it would be *that word* dog.

Mine, to be specific.


37 posted on 04/18/2007 10:26:07 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: KoRn

Bingo! Not the first one today, either.


38 posted on 04/18/2007 10:26:33 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Uh oh, what’d your woof woof do?


39 posted on 04/18/2007 10:27:09 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: Chena

I cleaned the carpets this weekend! Yea!

Guess.....just GUESS what said dog did.


40 posted on 04/18/2007 10:28:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Chena; Brad's Gramma

“Uh oh, what’d your woof woof do?”

Hopefully take over the I R S : )


41 posted on 04/18/2007 10:29:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Chena

Now THAT’S a possiblity!!!

Hmmmmm!!!!!! Ve Must Talk!!!


42 posted on 04/18/2007 10:29:43 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Brad's Gramma

They indeed have been coming out of the wood work over the last couple of days.

I hope they all enjoy their stay. :p


43 posted on 04/18/2007 10:30:11 PM PDT by KoRn (FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Is there going to be a barf alert involved?


44 posted on 04/18/2007 10:30:26 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: KoRn

This one’s mighty shy. Poor thing.


45 posted on 04/18/2007 10:30:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Chena

BWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Think lower.


46 posted on 04/18/2007 10:31:12 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Did your dog bring you a “log” instead of a stick?


47 posted on 04/18/2007 10:32:36 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: Chena

Yep. Bless her heart.


48 posted on 04/18/2007 10:32:59 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Sometimes I think that our critters don’t like the smell of clean carpets.


49 posted on 04/18/2007 10:33:47 PM PDT by Chena (I want a President who will also be tough against liberalism. (Kevin McCullough))
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To: Brad's Gramma; Chena

LOL!!


50 posted on 04/18/2007 10:34:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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