GUN whats the process of buying a rifl?

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  1. ReFreshing

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    i'm 18 and live in california. Never bought a gun before and don't really understand the process of purchasing one. Can i purchase my first gun from online?
     
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    Kind of, it has to go through a Federally Licensed Dealer though. Basically you can go into a store and buy one, pay the DROS Fee and wait the 10 days, or you can have the dealer send a copy of his license to the person you want to buy it from online, they will send it to him, he will probably charge you for that, then again its the DROS fee and 10 day wait.
     
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    im kinda confused on that part.
     
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    how much is the DROS fee?
     
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    Under 10 bucks, I think it's 7.

    Not sure if it varies state to state (don't think it does though)
     
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    what if my first rifle i buy is from online? is there a different process if it's my first rifle and are there legal steps i must take?
     
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    First rifle or not, it shouldn't matter.
     
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    35 here IIRC.
     
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    DROS fee is 35 bucks, but be ready for the dealer to tack on a shit load more on top of that. Honestly, your best bet is to go to a local gun shop or Big 5 and buy a 10/22.
     
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    Basically if you buy the rifle from somewhere out of state, it has to be sent to a dealer in this state to do the transfer stuff. If you know the rifle you want and found where you want to buy it (out of state) you need to find a local dealer to handle the transfer for you. The dealer usually charges you for the transfer, some do a flat fee, others a percentage (shop around.) When you find a dealer you want to use he faxes a copy of his federal license to where ever you are buying the rifle from, then they mail the rifle to him. You then go in and handle the paper work with him and the 10 day wait.
     
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    :rofl: at california. Even in IL it's under 10 bucks and they are almost as bad as CA.

    That's just for the background check, correct?
     
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    I wouldn't buy your first rifle from online, it is a bit of a hassle. Go to a large gun shop, ask questions, see what you like, come home and do some research. Then if it looks like that is the one call around to see who has it locally and buy it there.

    While you are at it check if the shop has some basic classes on gun safety, cleaning, etc. At the very least a shop will be much more willing to go over the features of a gun if they are selling it, not just doing a transfer.
     

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