What happens if my receiver (or legally-configured firearm built from it) is ‘identified’ or ‘declared’ as an assault weapon?
Remember, CA DOJ can only identify AR/AK series members itself. For any other firearms to be declared as assault weapons, the DOJ must go thru a PC 12276.5 add-on proceeding in a superior court in a county of population over 1 million. Whether the DOJ “identifies” an AR/AK firearm as an assault weapon, or a superior court issues a temporary, then permanent, declaration of a given firearm being an assault weapon (via the PC 12276.5 add-on procedure). In either case a mandatory promulgated 90-day registration window must follow. During this registration window, owners of newly-declared assault weapons must complete and send in a registration card to DOJ with owner information (including thumbprint), as well as information describing the weapon(s) to be registered – manufacturer, model, serial number, where & when acquired, etc. A single $20 fee must be paid to register: this is not per gun. Though the registration form asks about caliber and barrel length, this is for informational purpo