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[[Frequently Asked Questions]]: How do I BUY A GUN?
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Simple answers for simple questions
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Discussion: [https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=2768057 Locks], [http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=88872 How to live in California and buy a gun]
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California requires substantially all firearms transfers to take place at a CA-licensed FFL.  Other states allow “face to face” (FTF) transfers, but California does not.
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There are two general methods to buy a gun: Dealer Sale, the topic here, and Private Party Sale (see that article).
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California FFLs are highly regulated.
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Every firearms transfer to non-licensed persons has some common factors:
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* DROS and 4473 paperwork are both required.
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* Dealer fees and the purchase price are both required.
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* Unless the buyer is exempt, a 10 calendar-day wait is required before delivery.
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* During that 10 days, CA-DOJ will perform the background check.
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* Before delivery, the buyer must have an appropriate safety device.
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====FOR LONG GUNS====
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* The buyer must provide proof of identity
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* DROS is simple; no firearm identification information is recorded.
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* Either a lock or the California Safe Affidavit is acceptable.
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====FOR HAND GUNS====
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* Unless the buyer is exempt, or the handgun is one of the exempted models/kinds, a handgun must be on the Roster.
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* Unless the buyer is exempt, he must have a Handgun Safety Certificate.
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* The buyer must provide proof of identity AND proof of California residency.
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* Identifying information is recorded: handguns are registered to the buyers.
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* Unless the buyer is exempt, the buyer must perform a handling demonstration.
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* FEDERAL law, as currently enforced by BATFE, will not allow the California Safe Affidavit as a substitute for a lock.
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==References==
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[[Buying and selling firearms in California]]
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[[Category:Legal]]
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[[Category:FAQ]]
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Latest revision as of 07:30, 16 January 2010