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    Perhaps this is the wrong spot to ask but I thought I would try.

    About 7 years ago I was a Virginia resident.I purchased a handgun from a private party in Virginia. At that time this was a legal transaction. Then about 2 years later I moved to California and failed to register this handgun withing the required 60 days. Just curious as to what my options are.

    Do I just fill out the form and pay my $19 dollars and hope a black van does not pull up? No where on the form does it ask when I became a resident or when the firearm was brought into the state leading me to beleive I'm ok.



    Thanks in advance

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    knucklehead wrote:
    Perhaps this is the wrong spot to ask but I thought I would try.

    Thanks in advance
    The handgun has been stored with your friend/uncle/mistress in Virginia/Texas/TheMoon until yesterday.

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    There is no penalty for registering late or not even registering at all.

    Rest at ease.

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    Well I know there is a penalty for not registering in my case. The weapon in question I plan to CCW. My understanding is a non-registered concealed gun takes if from a misdemeanor to a felony in California.

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    Don't CC loaded. LUCC for now in a briefcase, back back, fanny back etc. There will be a legal way to carry in the coming years. It istoo easy to 'find' a CA Felony should your carrying to sideways soI would not risk it.

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    knucklehead wrote:
    Well I know there is a penalty for not registering in my case. The weapon in question I plan to CCW. My understanding is a non-registered concealed gun takes if from a misdemeanor to a felony in California.
    This scenario was not put forth originally but the circumstances don't change anyways.

    To get a gun on a CCW permit, the gun must be registered.

    If you illegally CC with an unregistered gun and are caught, it is a felony.

    The only benefit you get for registering a handgun in CA is the ability to add it to a CCW permit and to only be charged for a misdemeanor violation if you illegally CC and are caught.

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    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    To get a gun on a CCW permit, the gun must be registered.

    The only benefit you get to registering a handgun in CA is the ability to add it to a CCW and to only be charged for a misdemeanor violation if you illegally CC.
    This varies by issuing authority. There is no statutory requirement for the handgun to be registered in order to add it to a CCW. I personally have several unregistered handguns on mine.

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    mjones wrote:
    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    To get a gun on a CCW permit, the gun must be registered.

    The only benefit you get to registering a handgun in CA is the ability to add it to a CCW and to only be charged for a misdemeanor violation if you illegally CC.
    This varies by issuing authority. There is no statutory requirement for the handgun to be registered in order to add it to a CCW. I personally have several unregistered handguns on mine.
    I stand corrected. Learn something new every day.

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    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    mjones wrote:
    This varies by issuing authority. There is no statutory requirement for the handgun to be registered in order to add it to a CCW. I personally have several unregistered handguns on mine.
    I stand corrected. Learn something new every day.
    I suppose that makes them inadvertantly registered... where's that tinfoil hat smiley!

    I wonder if they'd show up if I do that check to show what's registered to me. Anyone have a link to that handy?

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    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    knucklehead wrote:
    Well I know there is a penalty for not registering in my case. The weapon in question I plan to CCW. My understanding is a non-registered concealed gun takes if from a misdemeanor to a felony in California.
    If you illegally CC with an unregistered gun and are caught, it is a felony.
    Thus my reason for wanting to register it. I went ahead and mail off the form to the DOJ yesterday. Thought for now I will attempt LUCC and see how that goes. Incase I make a mistake one day and found to be illegal I want to be procted as much as possible.

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    mjones wrote:
    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    mjones wrote:
    This varies by issuing authority. There is no statutory requirement for the handgun to be registered in order to add it to a CCW. I personally have several unregistered handguns on mine.
    I stand corrected. Learn something new every day.
    I suppose that makes them inadvertantly registered... where's that tinfoil hat smiley!

    I wonder if they'd show up if I do that check to show what's registered to me. Anyone have a link to that handy?
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