And the frustration continues...
Today I contacted the California Department of Justice in hopes of learning the true status of the Circuit Judge rifle. At first I thought I had dialed the wrong number; a voice answered the line in a grunting noise that sounded like "hello." I asked if this was the CA Department of Justice and the reply was a curt "yes."
I paused for a moment assuming that the person would ask how to direct my call or atleast ask what I needed help with. Receiving no reply I continued and told the lady that I was calling to determine the legality of a firearm; the Rossi Circuit Judge. She instantly knew the firearm and informed me that it was still under review.
Great, I thought. When I asked how long the review process takes the lady simply replied that it "could take a long time." By this point I was trying very hard to control my frustration with the public employee.
"So by a long time are we talking weeks, months, years?"
"I don't know."
It was becoming apparent that the lady didn't know much more than how to answer a telephone and she wasn't even very good at doing that.
My recent experiences with my favorite hobby have been troublesome. Lately it seems that everyone that I talk to in regards to firearms doesn't have answers and do not know how to go about finding them--or show the slightest ambition in pursuing them. I find it unsettling yet predictable that the government lady didn't know anything. As for the Ruger associate whom I spoke with last week I am also disappointed in the lack of knowledge and customer support. But atleast he did attempt to assist me and did so in an up-beat manner.
As for the Circuit Judge I guess I'll have to wait and see what California decides. From the documentation I have read I see nothing about the firearm that would deem it illegal in the state. But then again I am not an attorney or highly [tax] paid legislator. I am only a citizen waiting on a decision.