This is something I've always been curious about. I have no intention of moving to an "anti" type state but nonetheless I'm curious how states handle importation of "banned" weapons when the owner moves there from a less restrictive state. I can think of two separate categories...
1. Firearms with magazine capacitys over 10 rounds, or AR-15 or similar "sporter" type rifles that are legal in many states but banned in another state (i.e. California, Massachusetts, NY etc.) with a number or combination of features prohibited such as flash suppressors, pistol grips, collapsable stock etc.
2. Firearms that are not considered "safe" and therefore are not allowed for sale in that state such as a new manufacture 1911 with no firing pin safety, glocks with no magazine disconnect safety etc. (California and Massachusetts come to mind)
Is it legal for someone to move from a less restrictive state and keep their guns that would otherwise be banned? (keeping the two categories in mind) does this require surrender, conversion or registration upon arriving in the more restrictive state? It seems that this would be rediculously hard to enforce. (granted the laws are rediculously stupid in the first place).