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Along with your responsibility to know and follow safety procedures, you also have increased responsibility to comply with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Posted on december, 2012 february 21, 2015 by ammoland if you choose to own a gun in california, this book could keep. However, california gun law does require the registration of handguns and firearms that are considered. When i read the title of the book, i was excited hoping to finally get a book that could help me navigate all the complex california gun laws. Legalcaliforniatimeline nov 10, 2016 see statutes of california passed at the extra session of the fortyfirst legislature, san francisco, bancroftwhitney. Owners of recreational vehicles make up one of the books largest readerships.
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