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74elko
02-16-2009, 3:57 PM
Sorry if this has been asked before, I'm new here and couldnt find anything about it. Well I'm only 19 and I wanted to get a handgun. I do realize that I cannot legally buy a handgun until I'm 21, but is there another way to own one under 21, such as if I knew someone that had one could they give it to me/transfer it to my name, and would it be legally mine?

C_1
02-16-2009, 4:07 PM
Your parents can buy you a handgun and gift it to you..

74elko
02-16-2009, 4:10 PM
Your parents can buy you a handgun and gift it to you..
Not meaning to sound stupid or anything but when you say gift it to me, does that mean I actually own it, and if so how do I go about doing that?

Greg-Dawg
02-16-2009, 4:31 PM
Parents buy gun, (making sure you don't have a criminal record, plus possess a Handgun Safety Certificate) fill out this (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf), pay $19 to the DOJ within 30 days...done.

Lastly, when going to the range you cannot buy ammo. So have them get it for you.

74elko
02-16-2009, 4:34 PM
Thanks, now I have to decide what gun I want them to gift me, hmm thinking of maybe a glock.

Breadfan
02-16-2009, 4:44 PM
go for a xd

Greg-Dawg
02-16-2009, 5:04 PM
Thanks, now I have to decide what gun I want them to gift me, hmm thinking of maybe a glock.

Great choice!

McCrown
02-16-2009, 6:50 PM
Great choice!

+1.

74elko
02-16-2009, 8:20 PM
Yea I want a glock or beretta in 9mm, but I'm limited to the $500-$600 range

mydogsmonkey
02-16-2009, 8:40 PM
i'm hopefully thinking i can take that route too and get a glock, i hope

Ernest

74elko
02-17-2009, 5:15 PM
Ok I'm pretty sure this is my last question pertaining to this. Does it have to be an immediate family member doing the gifting, such as mom or dad, or can it also include a grandparent?

ersatz
02-17-2009, 5:20 PM
Grandparent or mother or father are all okay. Siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles are excluded.

andrewj
02-17-2009, 5:22 PM
Ok I'm pretty sure this is my last question pertaining to this. Does it have to be an immediate family member doing the gifting, such as mom or dad, or can it also include a grandparent?

Both.

"...the transfer of a firearm between a parent and child or a grandparent and grandchild..."

Straight from the Bureau of Firerams FAQ page (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs.php)