Guns and the 5150/5250

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pokute, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Okay, so my shooting buddy is a little odd. But he's also the finest rifle shot I've ever seen. Uncanny fine shooting with Iron sights out to 600m. He has, unfortunately, been hospitalized for something not related to guns or violence of any type... He's likely to wind up with an involuntary psych committal. He has been shooting at least 200 rounds daily for the past 6 years. Owns MANY very fine rifles and handguns.

    What happens now? Will he be able to keep his guns? Will he be able to shoot at a public range? What does California law say about this (I tried looking it up myself, but the relevant laws are hard to understand).
     
  2. robnron

    robnron Junior Member

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    I do not no the California laws, but it doesn't look favorable for him. I'm sorry.


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  3. gumpy

    gumpy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    For real Mon! He probably will not be able to purchase any more guns, but who's to know if he shoots one? Surely they won't confiscate his weapons! That would be Communistic!!!!
     
  4. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    I've heard stories from people who live out there that California law allows confiscation if you're declared mentally incompetent,but if that's actually true I don't know. I thought it sounded pretty fishy myself but didn't remark because I don't know for sure.
     
  5. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Well, it seems that an involuntary committal prevents you from owning guns, but not shooting. The guns will not necessarily be confiscated, however. In this case he was able to arrange to have the guns placed in storage for 5 years. I don't know details of the arrangement. Good reason to keep your guns clean and oiled ;^)