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    Handgun testing -- anyone know of a contact that is available?

    http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/

    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/di...le=31900-31910

    CA requires handguns to be tested for unintentional discharge prior to their being able to be sold in the state.

    The top link provides information in respect to guns that are OK to sell and ones that have been recently revoked (due to not having the gun re-tested-not that the guns have not passed this test) and recently added.

    The second link provides the actual test method used. Clearly it is designed to test the gun's performance when a person who has a gun in his hand, ready to fire, and the handler just drops the gun (what??!!). (Maybe the guy had to go to the bathroom so the government just assumes that the person would just drop his/her gun and go).

    I am looking for the data in respect to the handgun testing and test results of guns tested under the test procedure noted above.

    But all I get are recorded messages yada yada yada ... so, does anyone have a direct line to someone there who may be of help in getting this information?

    And I see that recently revoked guns include ones like the common Bersa 380 ... now what would happen today if you were caught with one in your possession? Would the cops take it away and make you prove that it was purchased during a time period when the gun was approved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/

    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/di...le=31900-31910

    CA requires handguns to be tested for unintentional discharge prior to their being able to be sold in the state.

    The top link provides information in respect to guns that are OK to sell and ones that have been recently revoked (due to not having the gun re-tested-not that the guns have not passed this test) and recently added.

    The second link provides the actual test method used. Clearly it is designed to test the gun's performance when a person who has a gun in his hand, ready to fire, and the handler just drops the gun (what??!!). (Maybe the guy had to go to the bathroom so the government just assumes that the person would just drop his/her gun and go).

    I am looking for the data in respect to the handgun testing and test results of guns tested under the test procedure noted above.

    But all I get are recorded messages yada yada yada ... so, does anyone have a direct line to someone there who may be of help in getting this information?

    And I see that recently revoked guns include ones like the common Bersa 380 ... now what would happen today if you were caught with one in your possession? Would the cops take it away and make you prove that it was purchased during a time period when the gun was approved?
    The data is likely only available via PRAR...but I don't know that for certain.

    The 'roster of not unsafe handguns' is only applicable to handguns sold by a licensed dealer (to persons without an exemption from the roster requirement; i.e. LEO) It has zero bearing on possession/ownership nor private party transfers

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    Wow, someone actually got back to me today...the result: there have been no failures documented by the state

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Wow, someone actually got back to me today...the result: there have been no failures documented by the state
    That doesn't surprise me ... I think the roster is primarily about extorting money from gun manufacturers; not about safety.
    Last edited by mjones; 11-30-2012 at 03:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones View Post
    That doesn't surprise me ... I think the roster is primarily about extorting money from gun manufacturers; not about safety.
    And controlling and making gun owner ship harder.
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