This has been required for a while when you purchase any long gun.
It’s for the children.
Could it be a sales pitch?
posted on 03/28/2013 2:28:01 PM PDT
I wonder if they have something new in the wings, some kind of “safety of storage” sort of law. They compare the # of guns and the size of model of the safe you specified, then slam you for improper storage according to THEIR criteria.
Do a search on the California state laws and see what gun safe turns up.
posted on 03/28/2013 2:30:15 PM PDT
If a gun salesman starting interrogating me like that during a purchase, I would take my business elsewhere.
posted on 03/28/2013 2:37:57 PM PDT
(Joe McCarthy was right.)
Just bought another small shelf safe and noticed the blurb on the box saying it qualified as some sort of Calif. DOJ approved per penal code blah-blah.
Interesting only Calif. BS was listed, not other insane states like NJ and NY.
Here you go- your gun safe must be sized to properly hold the number of guns you own, so naturally there is a form where you state what model of safe you have and what's in it, so they can be sure you comply with everything.
Regulatory Gun Safe Standards
DOJ regulatory standards require a gun safe to meet either:
All of the following requirements:
- Shall be able to fully contain firearms and provide for their secure storage;
- Shall have a locking system consisting of at minimum a mechanical or electronic combination lock. The mechanical or electronic combination lock utilized by the safe shall have at least 10,000 possible combinations consisting of a minimum three numbers, letters, or symbols. The lock shall be protected by a case-hardened (Rc 60+) drill-resistant steel plate, or drill-resistant material of equivalent strength;
- Boltwork shall consist of a minimum of three steel locking bolts of at least ½ inch thickness that intrude from the door of the safe into the body of the safe or from the body of the safe into the door of the safe, which are operated by a separate handle and secured by the lock;
- Shall be capable of repeated use. The exterior walls shall be constructed of a minimum 12-gauge thick steel for a single-walled safe, or the sum of the steel walls shall add up to at least .100 inches for safes with two walls. Doors shall be constructed of a minimum of two layers of 12-gauge steel, or one layer of 7-gauge steel compound construction;
- Door hinges shall be protected to prevent the removal of the door. Protective features include, but are not limited to: hinges not exposed to the outside, interlocking door designs, dead bars, jewelers lugs and active or inactive locking bolts.
posted on 03/28/2013 2:39:58 PM PDT
That’s the way it was when I was in Cali. I just made stuff up for that part of the form.
posted on 03/28/2013 2:41:06 PM PDT
A bunch of morons are running CA.
Every time I get a new handgun, the gun lock gets thrown into the abyss of my garage, then the gun is immediately taken to the range for shooting-in. The gun leaves the range loaded and is returned to my home loaded. Finally, it is placed somewhere handy in my home loaded.
The last place a handgun will end up in my home is in a safe where it is not readily available for use.
And for the, "it's for the children" crowd, my teenage daughters fully practice "gun control" and go to "group therapy" sessions at the range on a regular basis.
posted on 03/28/2013 2:44:38 PM PDT
(Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
Have no idea what you saw.
I bought several guns in the last few years and never got that question.
All came with a lock in the box and I had one extra in case it was missing.
Never been axed about a safe.
posted on 03/28/2013 2:46:26 PM PDT
(Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
If they know about the safes they will just confiscate the safe, and whatever is in it.
They don’t ask violent criminals to keep their guns in safes.
They just required me to buy a cheap lock for it (which has been a requirement in California for many years now).
I carry a state-approved handgun lock and a state-approved long-gun lock in my car. Any time I choose to buy a firearm, I can trot those into the store and demonstrate that I don't have to pay the extra $15-$20.
The law is that if you refuse a gun lock upon receiving your gun then you have to sign an affidavit declaring you have a gun safe. Don’t know about the actual questions you have to attest to though.
Nowadays most guns come with manufacturer supplied locks so the gun safe affidavit really isn’t necessary.
Another stupid Cali law... for the children.
posted on 03/28/2013 3:02:31 PM PDT
(Nuke'm til they glow, then shoot'em in the dark.)
Another reason why I’m happy that we left California.
posted on 03/28/2013 3:07:14 PM PDT
(The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
California requires a CADOJ approved gun safe or cabinet if you have children in the home. They do not require to register the safe. But don't give them ideas.
My friend and I have purchased firearms in the past few years and absolutely no mention ever came up. Nor did anyone mention if we had children in the house (we do not).
posted on 03/28/2013 3:17:08 PM PDT
(Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
To: LibWhacker; All
posted on 03/28/2013 3:35:19 PM PDT
(The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
Don't buy your guns in California. There are other states for long guns and the black market for hand guns.
Tell the government to GO TO HELL !
posted on 03/28/2013 3:41:54 PM PDT
(It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
If I went to buy some heat and the gun store clerk asked me if I owned a gun safe, my answer would be short and simple: None of you damn business!
posted on 03/28/2013 4:32:47 PM PDT
(Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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