View Full Version : How do you buy an assault weapon in california?

January 11, 2000, 03:43 AM
I want to purchase a H&K USC 45 but I live in california. Is there any way around the new laws?

January 11, 2000, 04:00 AM
yeah. get an FFL. otherwise, your out of luck

It ain't mah fault. did I do dat?

January 11, 2000, 04:31 AM
Move to another state.

January 11, 2000, 01:51 PM
Seeing as that CA isn't quite sure what the new laws mean at this time, you're on your own and it doesn't look good.

I would think that since the USC, and SL-8, have only 1 ugly feature (pistol grip/thumbhole), that they would be okay, once the CA AG figures out the legislation. The magazine is detachable, but it is not capable of accepting a magazine with a capacity greater than 10 rounds (per ATF specs, can CA argue with that?).

It's wait and see time.

January 11, 2000, 03:39 PM
Under the new law, with regards to the USC and SL8-1 mag capacity is not an issue. It (PC12276.5) simply prohibits center fire semi automatic rifles which accept a detachable mag and have that 'thumbhole' stock and this is not a matter of interpretation. What is, is whether the specification of a 'pistol grip' developed by DOJ applies to many other weapons previously not included or meant to be by the statute.

January 16, 2000, 11:57 AM
An "assault weapon" by definition may only be possessed by a class 3 license holder.

January 16, 2000, 12:02 PM
In retrospect, my last answer, though accurate, doesn't reflect the new fed definition used to remove "semi-auto" firearms from availability. "Assault" now describes any and all military configurations of weaponry. What a damned shame.

January 16, 2000, 12:14 PM
I suggest you retain an attorney, to research the question, or join and solicit the advice of the Legal Advisor to the State Rifle Association. See my email. This thread and its attempted solicitation of an illegal act is closed.