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3 years 51 weeks ago, 12:42 PM

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Hello Everyone,
I found this site through the ArmoryChannel on YouTube. I am an avid gun enthusiast and I am always looking to learn more. Please feel free to drop me a line anytime and let me know if I can ever be of assistance. I am far from an expert, but I enjoy researching information on firearms and firearms law. Please don't hesitate to ask me for assistance in finding any info you are looking for.

3 years 51 weeks ago, 1:05 PM

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Welcome to the site! Post pics of your guns and jump in on any forum topics that interest you!

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
3 years 51 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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Thanks! I will take some pics soon and get them posted.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 4:58 PM

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Favorite local range?

Hey buddy, I'm a San Jose resident too and was wondering where you like to go to shoot? I've been to Reed's and Target Masters, and I keep meaning to go out to the Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club facility to see what that's all about. Maybe we'll see ya around sometime!

3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:05 PM

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Sweet! I go to Reeds more than any other. I've also been to Target Masters West and some of the others. Reeds is a real comfortable spot for me. Lately I've been meaning to get out to some open land because I prefer shooting in the wilderness with my friends. It would be cool to shoot sometime.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:20 PM

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Sweet! I go to Reeds more than any other. I've also been to Target Masters West and some of the others. Reeds is a real comfortable spot for me. Lately I've been meaning to get out to some open land because I prefer shooting in the wilderness with my friends. It would be cool to shoot sometime.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:06 PM

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I think the facility at Reeds is higher quality in terms of the shooting lanes and lighting, but they can be more expensive too. On Sunday, Cat and I are thinking of trying out the gun club if it's not raining.

So here's a question for you: I'm like really new to the gun hobby, but we are hearing something about ammo laws changing effective Feb. 1. Do you know what the specifics are? I've heard that California won't be able to buy ammo online anymore, but I've also heard rumblings that they want finger prints with every over-the-counter ammo purchase. Just wondering if you have any of the particulars.

BTW, great to meet you and thanks for the sub/friend over on YT!

3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:14 PM

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Yes, ammo laws in Cali are changing:

http://info.sen.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0951-1000/ab_962_bill_20090...

Summary:

To buy handgun ammo you will need to provide identification including a fingerprint for every purchase

Handgun ammunition must be sold face-to-face, in other words no phone, mail-order, or internet sales.

You will not be able to sell or transfer more than 50 rounds of handgun ammo unless you register as an ammunition vendor.

Handgun ammunition has to be behind the counter at stores and cannot be within reach of customers.

Employees handling handgun ammo and ammo sales would be required to have a background check performed

There are a few other new regulations/laws but those are the ones that will effect most people in California

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
3 years 50 weeks ago, 10:29 PM

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Ammo Laws

Much obliged, Mattitude. I wonder what the intent is with this legislation. Seems like if this is the new way of doing things, I'm going to be extra cautious to pick up my brass when I leave the range because I don't want some criminal reloading brass that was thumb printed to me.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 11:03 PM

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Well right now ammo is still not going to be micro stamped so I don't think empty casings would be traceable back to you... yet.

I think it is a misplaced attempt at controlling crime that just hurts law abiding citizens.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
3 years 50 weeks ago, 3:50 PM

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Mattitude Is Correct

Hey JC, yes Mattitude is totally correct. There is also a thread in here if you are interested in checking it out (link below).

I've also learned of a hearing that will be held on January 18th which aims at stopping this law from taking effect. It contests the constitutionality of the law because of the shipping regulations it imposes. My first thought when I heard of this was that it will never happen, but the more I've read about it, the more I've begun to think that they have a pretty good shot at stopping the law from taking effect. I'll post an update in the aforementioned thread.

http://www.gunslot.com/forum/new-california-ammo-regs-effective-feb-2011

3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:35 PM

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 4:13 PM

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ME TOO!

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 4:23 AM

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all I see are the negatives, but HOLY SHIT!! I wonder when AZ and TX are going to station people at the borders to keep any vehicles with California tags out. God forbid that kind of mentality is allowed to move in to the free states. Of course, Arizona has Tucson, the liberal bastion in an otherwise perfect state.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 9:54 AM

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California

I love this state, but is it perfect? No. There is no such thing as a perfect state. I do love our moderate year-round climate and the diversity. California also gives you access to beaches, mountains, lakes, and deserts within a day's drive of pretty much anywhere. We also have great cultural assets like theatre, multicultural dining options, and museums of all varieties. Northern California boasts San Francisco and the Silicon Valley which made 90% of this forum possible; Central California is our agricultural and rural center where we can get a wide variety of fresh produce year round; Southern California is the entertainment capital of the world. Yeah, you may hear a lot of negative things about our great state just because of a few gun restrictions, but all of our other amenities far outweigh those insignificant aspects. That being said, I am also an NRA member and don't necessarily agree with all of California's gun laws, but I just wanted to offer a different perspective about this great state. =)

3 years 49 weeks ago, 10:34 AM

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New Mexico has all of that with 3 exceptions: Beaches (except at the lakes which are still quite nice 8 months out of the year), Silicon Valley (unless you count the 2 National Laboratories, Intel, HP, and dozens of innovative tech companies that have offices here), and the Entertainment Capital of the World (which I could do without anyway).

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 5:23 PM

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 10:06 AM

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How about the fact that if Cali was a country, it would have what, the eighth or ninth largest economy in the world? And it was issuing IOUs to state workers. Or the fact that Cali is where the concept of "Non-judgemental policing" took root, in which a cop doesn't investigate who is at fault, he just grabs up everybody. There are some great things that come out of that state (Worldwide leader in sex-change operations, for one. Wait. What?), but the fact that so many of that state's financial woes are being "solved" by giving even more of your tax dollars to useless, corrupt social programs and expanded state agencies is just mind-boggling. The really sad thing is that it is like a mini-me version of what the feds are doing to the country as a whole right now.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 8:33 PM

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runawaygun762 wrote:
The really sad thing is that it is like a mini-me version of what the feds are doing to the country as a whole right now.

i like you more and more everyday runaway

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 4:14 PM

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Is everyone aware that as of 2/1/2011, California will cease to allow online sales of ammo?

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 8:25 PM

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new law

if i'm correct ,the new law will not restrict the amount you can buy but the amount you can sell, right? but the fingerprint thing !!!! that is definetly not cool. and i don't see how they can try to trace ammo with the imprint thing. that would be almost if not impossible. like they said someone at the range picks up brass that you bought legally, and then shots a congresswoman. and then guess who gets hassled the most? then you have to hire a lawyer to defend yourself. sounds like the lawyers came up with this law.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 10:38 PM

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Button you are correct, there is a whole thread on that law in the politics forum.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
3 years 49 weeks ago, 4:31 PM

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thanks

i am going to read the whole thing asap, cause i don't think i want it to wander into my neck of the woods

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