Went to my Friendly Local Gun Shop (FLGS) to pick up some pieces/parts. While I was there, he received a call from a guy bidding on an AR-15 on one of the online auction sites. Since this guy was from Kali, the FLGS was getting together all the bureaucratic requirements in order to ship something there. I looked at the gun in question and stated that there was no way it was legal under the CA AWB (flash supressor, collapsable stock, pistol grip, etc). He replied that he thought so too but that the CA DOJ, when he contacted them, hadn't made any issues about anything but the magazine release which would be modified at the CA shop.
So he called the shop through which the sale would be going through. They stated that no, the gun in its current configuration wasn't CA legal and several pieces would need to be removed or changed in order for it to be legally shipped/sold there.
So what is up w/ the CA DOJ? Do they not know their own requirements?
Is the dealer incorrect in his statements?
Is the potential buyer just not aware of CA laws? Is he trying to get away w/ having a CA banned firearm by going through an outside dealer? Is he a plant?
What I do know is that this is going to cause headaches for all involved.
Update: D from Calguns says it would be legal w/ the modified magazine.