Legal analysis regarding compliance with California law was drafted by licensed California attorney, Matthew Krupke, Esq. The CA M249 is configured to be compliant with California firearm law. Alteration or modification of the CA M249 may result in the illegal manufacture of an assault weapon under CA law. Questions regarding alteration should be directed to your CA FFL holder or a licensed attorney.
During 2013 the California legislature had attempted to ban these firearms from being owned in California. That ban FAILED (for now)
SIMILAR HISTORY: In 2003 the state of California announced a new ban on fifty caliber firearms. So for 9 months Barrett made and shipped primarily receivers! By completing the purchase and delivery of a RECEIVER ONLY, the Barret guns were "Grandfathered In" (which kept them legal) for those that purchased during that time.
Anticipating a similar reaction in 2014, and in order to guarantee that a greater number of Californians will be able to legally purchase these rifles, we are offering the option of purchasing the RECEIVER ONLY.