California tops a new list as the most difficult state to acquire a firearm due to the numerous obstacles the state and its anti-gun government imposes on its citizens to exercise their rights. The Golden State is sure to maintain its unfortunate distinction thanks to “Gunpocalypse,” which further burdened gun owners. Via Breitbart:
A listing of the most difficult states for law-abiding citizens to acquire firearms shows California as the most difficult of all.
The listing, compiled by 24/7 Wall St, shows that law-abiding citizens in California have to go through a universal background check for any gun purchase — whether private, retail, or at a gun show. These checks require the “dealer…[to] submit an application to the Department of Justice in order to determine whether the buyer meets the state’s stringent background check criteria.”
Law-abiding gun buyers are required to have a Handgun Safety Certificate before purchasing handguns. And the California Department of Justice webpage explains that “purchasers of handguns must provide proof of California residency, such as a utility bill, residential lease, property deed, or government-issued identification (other than a drivers license or other DMV-issued identification).”
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