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Shoppers Stock Up On Rifles, Shotguns Before California Long Gun Registry Begins
KMAX-TV ^ | December 27, 2013

Posted on 12/27/2013 6:17:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A new gun law coming in 2014 has gun owners stocking up on long guns before a new registry begins.

Even though the law is at least temporarily boosting his bottom line, Just Guns owner John Deaser isn’t a fan. He says requiring people to register their rifles and shotguns is an unnecessary invasion of privacy.

In the last week of 2013, he says sales of long guns are up 30 to 50 percent.

The registry goes into effect on Jan. 1, and would require long gun owners to register their weapons like handgun owners already do. It would track the make, model and serial number of the gun, as well as the person who owns it.

Previously dealers would destroy personal information on long gun owners after a background check had been completed. Now they’ll register those purchases with the state.

Supporters of the new law say it will improve public safety and help keep guns out of the wrong hands.

Deaser says many of his customers are stocking up on long guns now rather than waiting until 2014 when they would have to register.

“These are law-abiding citizens,” he said. “They’re not trying to beat the system or anything like that. They just don’t want to be tracked.”

Avid hunter Jason Gudgel bought a shotgun for his son on Thursday, but he says it has nothing to do with the new law. He says the timing is because of the holidays.

“I teach my son hunter safety,” he said. “We do it as a sport. We hunt pheasant and deer, and that’s what they’re supposed to be meant for.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; california; democrats; gunregistration
Wouldn't go back there if they made me their king.
1 posted on 12/27/2013 6:17:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shame what happened to CA. I can’t talk too much crap about the state, as it is FR’s home state. But used to be a time when the state kicked total ass. Now it’s just a semi-3rd world nation.


2 posted on 12/27/2013 6:22:05 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CA also has a 10 day waiting period, so I wonder if a purchase now would be considered pre-2014 or would it be the 2014 delivery date that triggers registration.

I’ve bought 5 rifles in Nov/Dec.


3 posted on 12/27/2013 6:25:27 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m a 3rd generation Californian, and I left 20 years ago. Nice weather only gets you so far.

I feel like a foreigner when I go back to visit.


4 posted on 12/27/2013 6:27:07 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t comprehend the sheep that will register their weapons next year in CA, or the sheep registering in CT right now. Where is the resistance? I don’t mean armed resistance, simple non-compliance with unconstitutional laws.


5 posted on 12/27/2013 6:28:39 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

California, once a proud leader of states, has relegated itself to an over-regulated, socialist mess.


6 posted on 12/27/2013 6:31:25 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Disambiguator

“I feel like a foreigner when I go back to visit.”

I escaped in 1976 and feel the exact same way.


7 posted on 12/27/2013 6:32:57 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“These are law-abiding citizens,” he said. “They’re not trying to beat the system or anything like that. They just don’t want to be tracked.”

Well, since the "system" has gone rogue and declared war on the law-abiding, how is this not "beating the system", and how is that anything but good? Remember, Kalifornistan is the "state" that expects people who don't live in their state and over whom they have no authority, to help them oppress their employers. (Ammo purchase registry at sources just outside the "State of Tyranny")

8 posted on 12/27/2013 6:36:09 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Disambiguator
I’m a 3rd generation Californian, and I left 20 years ago. Nice weather only gets you so far. I feel like a foreigner when I go back to visit.

Well, considering that it's essentially Mexico now, you kinda are a foreigner.

(I'm 2nd generation, and left in 1992)

9 posted on 12/27/2013 6:46:42 PM PST by SIDENET
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As an ex-California resident and current resident of Idaho, I was aware of the personal handgun importer law that required registration of handguns if you bring them into the state for over 60 days. It didn't apply to long guns. To assuage the the spirit of that law, I purchased a lever action rifle with 8 rd tube magazine last Summer and carried it to San Diego at the end of September. I wasn't aware of the pending AB 809 long gun registration...or I wouldn't have bothered with the purchased. The radio stations started running ads warning about the pending long gun registration on Jan 1st, 2014. As a consequence, my "new-in-the-box" rifle is back at home in Idaho. I'm back to a disarmed condition while laboring in San Diego :-(
10 posted on 12/27/2013 6:47:26 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's like deja vu all over again around here.
11 posted on 12/27/2013 6:59:12 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Finished my 80%ers just in time.  photo anodized-crpa_zps4fba66b1.jpg
12 posted on 12/27/2013 7:14:09 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds unconstitutional to me.


13 posted on 12/27/2013 7:27:15 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Undocumented aliens” [illegal aliens to the rest of us] do not have to register their guns in California because they were carried in from Mexico and also bought in California from other illegal undocumented aliens.
Only law abiding citizens will have to register their guns. Illegal aliens are exempt from this law coz they are not citizens. Besides Mexicans need their guns on New Year`s Eve to shoot all over the place up in the air all night long in Los Angeles.


14 posted on 12/27/2013 7:32:44 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: ConservativeInPA

I saw a lot more resistance up in Canada, for pity’s sake.


15 posted on 12/27/2013 7:36:51 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I teach my son hunter safety,” he said. “We do it as a sport. We hunt pheasant and deer, and that’s what they’re supposed to be meant for.”


16 posted on 12/27/2013 7:40:04 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
California is the communists capital of the US. This State is borderline Nazism.
17 posted on 12/27/2013 7:40:34 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Disambiguator; ScottinVA

What’s worse is I still live here and I feel like a foreigner.


18 posted on 12/27/2013 8:18:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!)
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To: DoughtyOne
I know the feeling. They don't want people like us. There's freedom across the border. I can walk into any gun show, pawn shop or Walmart, buy what I want and take it home. Nobody really cares

and of course the crime rate is lower here.

19 posted on 12/27/2013 8:33:34 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Dear Culture War Diary: December 27, 2013 A&E Surrendered today. Quack.)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Actually you’re not supposed to do that.

Just saying.


20 posted on 12/27/2013 8:36:53 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, bring him back...)
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To: Disambiguator
"I’m a 3rd generation Californian, and I left 20 years ago. Nice weather only gets you so far."

I am also 3rd generation, my grandparents came to California on wagon trains, met and married in "Hangtown" (Placerville). They must be rollin' over in their graves by what they see now.

21 posted on 12/27/2013 8:43:45 PM PST by grayeagle
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Arizona residents can purchase any legal firearm and take it home with them. Same day, no waiting period. If it's a private party sale, no 4473 and no FFL transfer fee like CA.

If you are a CCW permit holder an FFL doesn't need to phone in the 4473 but you still have to fill out the stupid form. (Chops a lot of time off the purchase and with the right dealer can save you bucks if you're willing to negotiate.)

Then again, you don't really need to have a CCW permit to carry unless you want to carry in other states, in an establishment that serves alcohol or within 200 free of a school. Otherwise you're free to carry, open or concealed, without a "permit". Life is simple here and the crime rate is still low - except where the Federal Government arms the drug gangs.

22 posted on 12/27/2013 8:54:20 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Dear Culture War Diary: December 27, 2013 A&E Surrendered today. Quack.)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Oh sorry I was thinking you were posting of buying a gun out of state.

Should have checked your homepage.


23 posted on 12/27/2013 8:58:01 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, bring him back...)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Sorry for the confusion. I kept the old screen name when I moved. California is a great state with a lousy population and associated government. Time for all the good folks to bail.

I'm a history buff. It came to remind me of 4th century Gaul. 50 to 100 years from now MS13 will sack Sacramento. 1700 year from now they'll be the French.

24 posted on 12/27/2013 9:04:17 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Dear Culture War Diary: December 27, 2013 A&E Surrendered today. Quack.)
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To: Disambiguator
I feel like a foreigner when I go back to visit.

I went back to Cali to visit the family in 2010. For the five days I was there, I felt like I was in some sort of hallucinogenic nightmare. I mean, the place creeped me out that bad.

My discomfort didn't stop until the wheels went up on the plane back home to Texas.

25 posted on 12/27/2013 10:38:15 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Shame what happened to CA. I can’t talk too much crap about the state, as it is FR’s home state. But used to be a time when the state kicked total ass. Now it’s just a semi-3rd world nation.”

Yep, they are a long way from Jeff Cooper, Jack Weaver and the Bear Valley days.


26 posted on 12/27/2013 11:33:52 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I live in NY, and the only article I have been able to find on Little Andy Cuomo’s SAFE Act registration is that they expect about only about a 10% compliance. There are NO official numbers that I can find. It’s almost like they are hiding the fact that the people are not complying with Little Andy’s edicts.


27 posted on 12/28/2013 5:56:27 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Iron Munro

That is fantastic....never saw that one before.


28 posted on 12/28/2013 6:34:25 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

I hear ya...


29 posted on 12/28/2013 11:03:12 AM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I feel safer already. This will certainly prevent gun crimes.

On a serious note I sure do miss where I lived in California. I grew up in South Lake Tahoe and lived in the Sierra Nevada foothills while going to college. I lived in Moss Landing, Ventura, Ojai. Lovely places. BUT, now, as a business owner, it would be pure business suicide to move back there. Everything under my pillow is illegal in the state. The state is going to go bankrupt. The politics are purely socialist to make the coastal overlords feel good about themselves. Now, the only time I go back, is on a layover out of SFO or LAX or visit family that hasn’t escaped.


30 posted on 12/28/2013 5:21:29 PM PST by Organic Panic
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