California laws have changed dramatically since the 1970s in regard to firearms. All of the regs about semi-autos are from the 90s. I don't live there myself, but know many folks who do.
Originally Posted by tintin
Their AG office has some info: http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/regagunfaqs.php
"But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever." — I Timothy 5:8 (NASB)
"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them." — Thomas Jefferson, June 19, 1796