RUGER .380 LCP in California....

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by LONGHAIR, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    I just read that you can't buy a Ruger.380 LCP in California???...What's the big deal ???...That's a weird Law.....The gun is to small...You'd think they would stop the sale of a gun that was to BIG.....:confused:
     
  2. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    WRONG-SECTION...SORRY.......:eek:
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I moved your thread to the Legal forum and I'll answer your question while I'm at it.

    It is sadly true that we mere Citizens are not allowed to buy an LCP. Only Law Enforcement is eligible to buy a new one. We, of the Proletariat are forbidden many firearms. LEO's may also purchase hi-cap magazines, but we are restricted to mags with ten round capacity.

    Many firearms that folks who live in America can buy are not allowed for sale here either. California extorts their manufacturers for cash and for a number of free firearms to "safety test". Then if the firearm is "approved", a fee must be paid to allow the firearm to remain on the list. If it isn't paid, the gun is dropped from the list and becomes a "non-roster firearm", again forbidden.

    This is so egregious that even many older firearms are forbidden to us mere mortals. Roster or non roster predicates what we may own, whether handgun or long gun.
     
  4. Davo45

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    That is plain nuts. I have some good friends who relocated her to Alabama from the People's Republic of California. They were astonished at how low the cost of living is here as well as how firearm friendly our state is.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Trust me, I wouldn't be here if I didn't have to be.
     
  6. stalkingbear

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    Can a LEO sell a used gun that's not on the list to an individual? I had heard somewhere that you could get around that rule that way. Please correct me if I'm wrong about this.
     
  7. CA357

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    Actually, that's correct. However, an LCP that sells anywhere else for $225. costs upwards of $500. here. Those cool new little Sig 380's? We can't have those either. I can look at them in the gun case, but they're marked Law Enforcement Only. :mad:
     
  8. spittinfire

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    So what's the issue around the LCP? Becuase it's so small or what?
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I haven't got a clue. Chickensh*t liberal gun hating sob's run this socialist state.
     
  10. Benning Boy

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    I'm gonna guess it's an issue with the safety, that seems to be alot of Cali's restriction..
     
  11. LONGHAIR

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    What about older guns that are Grandfathered in to your family??...Guess they want to check on them??...
     
  12. M14sRock

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    The law does not affect what you can own, only what you can buy in a store. You can get an LCP in a Private Party Transfer, no problem. Old guns you have had for years? No problem.

    "The Roster" is intended to enhance safety. Gotta have a magazine safety, loaded chamber indicator, etc. But guns that were approved on the previous versions of the list, and kept on the list, remain OK even after the list changes. So, older 1911s are fine, but new models (Ruger, etc) are not.

    The list is random, arbitrary, and discriminatory. It is supposed to keep "unsafe" handguns out of the state, but LEOs can buy whatever they want. Once a LEO uses an "unsafe" handgun to shoot someone, the lawsuits against CA will begin. My guess is that "the roster" will not be around forever.
     
  13. spittinfire

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    I guess the 6" trigger pull doesn't qualify.
     
  14. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    A-freakin'-men! That's the one thing I really don't like about my LCP. That trigger pull is ridiculous.
     
  15. CHLChris

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the list doesn't exclude, only include. Meaning, the LCP isn't being kept OFF the list because of some characteristic. It is not yet ON the list because Ruger hasn't gone through the process to get it on the list.

    Since I don't know if Ruger failed any of the CA tests, I don't know about that side of things. It could be a firearm that WOULD pass, but just hasn't gone through the extortion process, yet.

    Current Oregon-lover, former California subject, here.
     
  16. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Who knows why in California?
    Putting all that aside for the moment
    I can say the Ruger LCP 380 is one
    little powerful handgun, which I use
    as a backup, but have been carrying
    it now as a primary because of the
    comfortability of its size.