Californians exercise gun rights in Nevada

Gun control worksMarch 3, 2013

By John Seiler

When the Soviet Union existed, Russians traveling to the free, capitalist West would pick up goods that were difficult or impossible to get back in the USSR: stereos, cameras, French perfume, etc.

California now is like that:

“Disparate gun laws make it easier for residents of California, for example, to travel to Nevada to buy just about any weapon they choose without undergoing background checks. The issue is a topic of discussion in Congress and among state lawmakers across the country.

“California’s laws are among the most stringent in the country. Only seven states, including California, ban the sale of large-capacity magazines. Eleven states, California included, require waiting periods of up to two weeks between the purchase of a gun and the transfer of the gun. The other 39 have no waiting periods.”

Free states respect our sacred Second Amendment “right to keep and bear arms.” States assaulting freedom restrict that freedom.

I wonder how many decent, law-abiding, taxpaying citizens have left California, or soon will, because it restricts Gun Rights. Even if you have one of the scarce jobs not destroyed here by high taxes and regulations, what good is it if it’s increasingly difficult to defend your family against marauding robbers, rapists and murderers?

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  1. Angie
    Angie 3 March, 2013, 10:52

    You are misinformed. You cannot purchase a gun in Nevada unless you are a Nevada resident (with proof) and you must have a background check. Please correct your article and do more diligent research next time.

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  2. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 3 March, 2013, 11:37

    One of the dirty little secrets of our states War Against Guns is that there are probably hundreds of thousands of otherwise law abiding residents here who are gun criminals and don’t even know it. Lots of people migrate here from states with sane gun laws and have no idea they could be violating one of our many arcane and indecipherable laws.

    Lots of other people have legally bought guns in Crazyfornia in the past, but unbeknownst to them the gun is now illegal. Sometimes guns become legal or illegal based on court cases. How many gun owners pay close attention to long, drawn out legal proceedings? Probably not that many. How many people keep track of the new gun laws that are passed in this state EVERY YEAR?

    Better hope your neighbor or the mailman doesn’t mistake your hunting rifle for an assault weapon or you could end up with a dead dog, a terrified family and a ransacked house. And even if all your guns are legal, you won’t get them back if the local sheriff or police chief is an A-hole (which is all too common in this state).

    The bottom line is that it is pretty easy for an otherwise law abiding person to fall afoul of California’s obnoxious and ever growing gun laws. It’s one of the many reasons why this state sucks. Thanks Blue Hive people, thanks for ruining paradise and making it unfit for civilized residents. You really are pathetic.

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  3. Donkey
    Donkey 3 March, 2013, 12:28

    Dyspeptic= Post of the Week!! 🙂

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  4. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 3 March, 2013, 15:16

    Angie: According to the NRA, In Nevada, “No state permit is required to purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun.” And there is no registration of firearms (except for Clark County).
    http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/nevada.aspx

    If you have other information, I will check it out.

    — John Seiler

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  5. us citizen
    us citizen 3 March, 2013, 17:48

    Yeah Dyseptic

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  6. dltravers
    dltravers 3 March, 2013, 18:21

    This is just a really bad article. You have to prove Nevada residency, otherwise you have to ship the firearm to a FFL in your state and your states laws apply.

    Federal Laws still apply. You have to fill out an application and prove Nevada residency. It been like that a really long time, where have you been?

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  7. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 3 March, 2013, 22:15

    Don’t tell them that, dltravers. It would be much more fun to have John, Donkey and Dystopia try to illegally buy a gun in Nevada and get arrested for their efforts.

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  8. BeenThereDoneThat
    BeenThereDoneThat 4 March, 2013, 08:56

    It is a Federal offense for a person to do a private sale to someone out of state, but there is no requirement for the person to verify IF the person is from out of state.

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  9. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 6 March, 2013, 00:43

    It’s illegal for a person to buy a gun somewhere else and bring it into California if it is one of the restricted weapons.

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  10. Bubba
    Bubba 6 March, 2013, 19:36

    You forgot to also post pictures of Di FI, Miss America Nancy Pelosi, Dingy Harry Reid, Nanny Bloomberg, Hugo Chavez just to name a few!

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  11. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 7 March, 2013, 17:45

    I’m going to miss Hugo Chavez, for no other reason than he seemed to drive you wingnuts completely batty whenever his name was mentioned.

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  12. Dude McCool
    Dude McCool 28 July, 2014, 16:30

    I read through the comments and have to say, it’s obvious you haven’t checked into the subject, are purposely deceitful, or didn’t understand what you read. It is absolutely legal for a Californian to buy a rifle in Nevada as long as said rifle is on California’s “legal” roster. You can carry that gun right out of the gun show as well. What you can’t do is toss it in the back of your truck and drive back across the California state line. That will be a violation of California state law. What Californians are doing is buying from Nevada private citizens or dealers and then having the seller ship the weapon to an authorized FFL dealer in California. Once you’ve returned to CA and signed the DROS for the dealer, then you simply wait the 10 days and take delivery.

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    • 07FFL in NV
      07FFL in NV 3 October, 2014, 22:36

      This article is 1.5years old and intentionally misleading, as is almost all anti gun propaganda from the left. A California resident cannot leave with a firearm in hand. It must be shipped from a licensed dealer in NV, who has registered with the CA DOJ, to a licensed dealer within the state CA. If someone buys a gun here and drives back to CA with it they are breaking CA laws and because they aren’t in compliance with state law they therefore break a whole slew of federal laws.

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