I'll try to keep this brief but the story needs a little background. I used to hunt a lot growing up in Arizona. Took the NRA gun safety course when I was about 13 before I was allowed to carry a rifle on a hunt. I've owned numerous rifles and pistols over the years and sold them as I fell away from the sport. I am not some ubarnite that watched Dirty Harry one day
and decided he wanted a 44mag.
OK so the wife and I plan a 3 week camping trip in Alaska flying into Anchorage July 6. I do some research and decide S & W 629 and Taurus Tracker in 44 mag would be a good fit for the wife and I for our trip to AK.
Keep in mind I haven't purchased a firearm in about 20 years so I didn't realize how bad things have gotten. The last gun I bought was about 20 years ago, walked into the gun shop in AZ with a CA license payed for the handgun waited about 4 hours for the sherrif to do criminal check got the call from the shop said come and pick it up.
So these days there is a 10 day wait in CA, well time flies and geez I realize we are at 11 days before the plane flies. Well circumstances have it I have to get a new Drivers License it takes 3 weeks to get the new license and the State technician put an old address on and gun shop won't take the temp license anyway. I have U.S. Passport, Credit Cards, Utility Bills, Padi Scuba, University ID on and on NOPE can't buy gun. NOT to worry the wife will go buy the guns I call gun shop reverify quote "all we need is a hard photo CA state issue ID or CA drivers license" whew. We get to gun shop she picks out s&w 629 and the tracker pulls out credit card and CA drivers license. Gun shop sales guy says " oh not good enough we need a copy of your utility bill, cable bill or similar bill from utility to match with drivers license" we race against the clock we have 1 hour before store closes we get such bills. Get back to store gun clerk says sorry can't by guns. Three years ago we bought new house and wife forgot to get address on drivers license updated.
So we are fully qualified to own guns have all rights to own we are not criminals. Wife and I combined we have 2 current CA drivers licenses one (paper) temporary the other needs address update, 2 U.S. Passports. birth certificates, SS cards, Padi Scuba ID, University ID, multiple credit cards, State of California Contractors License ID, California Board of Registered Nurses ID, Utility Bills on and on and on Can't buy a gun.