i just heard this recently but have not seen any proof about this. apparently in CA, the state can restrict your right to buy a gun if: you have any unpaid tickets for your car (parking, traffic, etc) have an expired drivers license have not paid owed child support the first two are fucking ridiculous: the state has taken something that is a privilege (driving) and hinged a constitutionally protected right upon it. now, having a drivers license is not mandatory and regardless about whether its expired or not its still a valid form of ID - its just the ability to drive is restricted. somehow the state of CA thinks that means its OK to not let you buy a gun nice. the last one is interesting because you cant exercise your constitutional rights if you owe money to a third party. i'm still trying to find more information on these, but if anyone has anything to post go right ahead.