The model of AK you wanted to purchase is specifically banned for sale or importation into California. Transfers in-state are a convoluted proposition at best. I've never seen the NORINCO "AKS-47M" designator for a carbine made by NORINCO, but I have seen the "AKM-47S" designator. That specific make/model was banned. If the carbine was not registered to you during the grace period before the initial ban was in place, then I would not attempt to buy it. California intends to prevent transfers or the heirs of possessors of the banned weapons from inheriting them. The stated goal is disarmament, plain and simple. They're intent on achieving that goal there, to what end I do not know.
If you want to own such a weapon, my advice would be to leave the state and find a new home. That said, please keep all the liberals locked in their utopia out there. We don't need their pea-brained ideas here in Texas. They've been coming here in droves because they don't want to pay their taxes, but they then try to re-create utopia here.
Last edited by kbd512; 03-16-2013 at 05:09 AM.