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    Re: FFL Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Muley Buck View Post
    There are some exceptions.

    "The regulations do not require use of nonlead ammunition when target shooting. Use of lead projectiles for target shooting is legal unless CDFW or another government entity has determined otherwise for lands they administer. The regulations do not prohibit the possession of concealable firearms containing lead ammunition, provided the firearm is possessed for personal protection and is not used to take or assist in the take of wildlife. With the exception of ammunition for concealable firearms possessed for personal protection, hunters may not possess lead ammunition along with a firearm capable of firing that ammunition."

    https://wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Nonl...nal-protection
    Bottom line is do not possess lead ammo while hunting. Yes you can target shoot with lead, you can have it in weapons for self defense but if you have it in your possession while hunting you could be cited. I know a lot of guys while deer hunting in addition to their rifle carry a side arm . The reason often given is that if they have a deer down but not dead they can dispatch it with the revolver. (This never made any sense to me as you can finish off the deer with your rifle). Just be sure if you do carry a handgun as back up or what ever while hunting, its not loaded with lead.
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    Re: FFL Question

    There are some exceptions.

    "The regulations do not require use of nonlead ammunition when target shooting. Use of lead projectiles for target shooting is legal unless CDFW or another government entity has determined otherwise for lands they administer. The regulations do not prohibit the possession of concealable firearms containing lead ammunition, provided the firearm is possessed for personal protection and is not used to take or assist in the take of wildlife. With the exception of ammunition for concealable firearms possessed for personal protection, hunters may not possess lead ammunition along with a firearm capable of firing that ammunition."

    https://wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Nonl...nal-protection

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    Keep in mind that it is illegal in California this wonderful communist utopia to possess any lead ammo while hunting. 100% non lead for hunting.
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    Re: FFL Question

    Thankyou, moved around a lot for work over the last 8 years, heads spinning a bit with keeping up laws, hunting regs, fishing regs, licences etc.

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    Re: FFL Question

    Purchasers of handguns must provide proof of California residency, such as a utility bill, residential lease, property deed, or government-issued identification (other than a driver license or other DMV-issued identification), and either (1) possess a Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) plus successfully complete a safety demonstration with their recently purchased handgun or (2) qualify for an HSC exemption.
    I am not aware this applys to long guns but it may. Since presenting a utility bill is easy and simple thats what Id do. At that time tell them you are aware the law apply to handguns but ask if they are certain it apples to long guns.
    Many many years ago I was FFL but that was before the zillion new gun laws enacted over the last 20 years.
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    FFL Question

    It's for a "big game" rifle, so I hope appropriate in this section.

    Moved to California a year ago, bought my guns with me. I used an FFL to purchase a gun after moving, and now a year later I am using an FFL for another purchase. This FFL, apart from normal forms of ID etc is now asking for a copy of utility bill or deed to house as well. I don't recall this being the case from my use of an FFL a year ago. My question relates to if this is mandated through the state then thats one thing, but if they have decided to themselves throw another layer of bureaucracy on what is already a painful process, then I will not use them again.
    Thankyou for any information.

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