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Another Exmple of Calif. & Stupid Gun Laws

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by omgb, Jan 21, 2010.

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  1. omgb

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    I decided to buy a handgun, I've got several but I hadn't bought one in CA for 20 years or more. To do so, I had to pass a 30 question multiple choice test and pay the state $25. I finished the test while standing at the sales counter....it took maybe 5 min and I'm being generous. My score? 30/30. And why not, I'm a Calif Hunter Ed instructor and I've been teaching this same info for years. My point of contention is why did I have to take this damn test and pay $25 in the first place? I already took a much harder test to be certified to teach hunter ed in CA. If I had been active military, retired military, a sworn police officer or had an armed guard cert or a CCW I would have been exempt. But hunter ed instructor? Nope. That makes me wonder why we do this at all. Criminals don't take the test. Anyone but a moron could pass it. Shoot, to get a hunting license you must score 80/100 on a fairly difficult test after putting in a full day of class plus a couple of nights of home work doing a self study guide. This silly test was just 30 questions long and you could miss 7 questions (23/30) to pass. Damn, I'll bet a lot of crime and gun accidents are prevented buy this test :) I suspect it's simply a PC move by the legislature that has no real effect on crime or public safety and it's no doubt, a revenue generator for the state as well. You have to re-cert every 5 years. OK, rant off
     
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    Welcome to kommiefornia. I'd bet a weeks pay it's gonna' get worse.
     
  3. kiv-c

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    This was not about passing a test or certifying that you are bright enough to own a firearm.

    What it is actually about is collecting $25 for a state government that is corrupt and financially in the ditch, as well as hassling you, the gun owner!
     
  4. ysr_racer

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    Believe it or not lots of people fail the test. The test is a good idea, the $25 fee sucks.
     
  5. Luckyman

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    I live in IL and I have to actually answer question that is on a form that asks if you are mentally retarded? Really! Are you mentally retarded? Sometime I think I am for living in IL in the first place!I wonder if they would still let me buy a gun if I answer yes....Right after that question they ask if you are a fugitive of the law and after that are you addicted to narcotics....Etc...Etc...

    What a joke....
     
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    Don't forget "Parenthood" test complete with a valis license to bring children into the world!!

    Curt
     
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    Well - it also puts you into a State data base...read John Ross...
     
  8. scott calhoun

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    Luckyman -

    Which form is that. The 4473 (yellow) that you have to fill out to purchase a firearm? If so, that's a Federal form, not a state form. I've never had to fill out a state form when purchasing a firearm, just the federal one.

    Maybe you should contact Durbin or Burris about getting that changed?

    Scott
     
  9. In plain view

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    OMBG: I'm in the same boat. After many years of not buying firearms I decided that the time was right for me to add to my collection. I was aware of the 10 day waiting period but was not ready for the b.s. laid out by the selling store regarding the fee of $25.00 plus a test. This glorius state nailed me for a 9.75 sales tax plus another fee for the back-ground check. I'm not sure why I continued with the sale but I did and I'll pick up the Ruger tomorrow "after 6:53pm) not a single second before. For all the grief I did receive a card stating I can purchase again within a 5 year span and I wont have to pay the $25.00. Wonder if this purchase rule applies to all the politicians as well. Now thats a laugh and a half. Bob
     
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    omgb

    "I suspect it's simply a PC move by the legislature that has no real effect on crime or public safety and it's no doubt, a revenue generator for the state as well."

    omgb if it is a PC move how many legislators can pass it. How much does it cost to take the test to become a legislator. How many questions on the Legislator test.

    Maybe you should consider filing a bill to make it PC that if you are a legislator before you can vote to pass a law that requires a test you must first pass the same test yourself before you can vote.

    Bob Lawless
     
  11. itsnotyou

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    Do not loose it it will cost you 15.00 to replace, just had to pay that to replace one I got a couple of months ago.

    What the heck is next PERMITS TO TRANSPORT OUR FIREARMS IN OUR PERSONAL VEHICLES!!!!!!!
     
  12. omgb

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    Hey Bob, I bought a Ruger too, a nice little MK III to replace the MK I I had to sell 30 years ago to pay some bills. I bought mine at Oaktree, paid the same damn 9.75% assault on my wallet and was cautioned by Sean that I can pick my gun up after 11:35 AM next Wednesday. Ooooh boy, life in the People's Republik of Kalipornia is grand. I remember i paid less than $90 for that MK I brand new in the PX at Tatalina AFS AK. The MK III was three times that amount. I think it's a better gun, but only time will tell. nice thing about Oaktree, they let me shoot it after I paid for it and before it got locked up for ten days.
     
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    Exactly. If Californians don't want this crap, plus higher taxes, theft of their tax refunds, more bloated government, more and more onerous regulations, etc., then they need to do what voters in Mass did and toss out the liberals.
     
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    Hope this doesn't surprise you, but I was present at a gun shop when a "local" failed the HSC test.......for the SECOND TIME! Maybe it isn't such a bad idea!

    AndyH :-|
     
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    Geez Andy, was this local slow or something? I mean really, this test is so easy that a child can pass it.
     
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    Sure wish is was that easy in New Jersey!!
     
  17. shot410ga

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    That is another reason why I moved out of that piece of shi* state. There are better places to live.
     
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    "Right after that question they ask if you are a fugitive of the law and after that are you addicted to narcotics....Etc...Etc... "

    They do that so they can enhance your charges by adding perjury to the list, since you lied on the form. Seems stupid, but actually very deviously clever in a bureaucratic, DA-thinking kind of way...
     
  19. omgb

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    There is an online study guide that gives practice test questions after each of the five or six sections. These are the exact same questions that appear on the test. Including that idiotic one about felons and guns. Again, these questions also appear on the Hunter Ed test. Oddly, we have to ask each applicant over the age of 18 to sign a "I am not a criminal, nor am I a domestic abuser: release before they can take the hunter ed class.
     
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    Is this a trick question?????

    GUIDO
     
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