I respectfully disagree.FFLs here in our rural area called fly-over country, they don’t buy or sell on line.
They might get one request a YEAR to ship something to CA.
Therefore, they’ve never done any research on what it would take to make a CA transfer happen.
It’s not that they’re punishing CA residents it’s just that they don’t think of them at all. No financial incentive to do so.
MANY sellers specifically exclude Californians,in spite of financial incentives to do otherwise.
I can say from personal experience, and conversations with Californians, that prejudiced sellers miss out on increased sales prices on many items including guns.