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05-07-2009, 6:03 PM
Hi, I want to gift a handgun (G17) to my son. The gun is regestered to me via a private party transfer from the person I purchased it from. My son is 25 years old and soon to be a law enforcement officer with a major department in Calif. My understanding is that there is no requirement for my son or myself to do anything .... there is no mandatory registration in Calif. Your thoughts......... thank you in advance.
There is a requirement [PC 12078(c)(2)].
After you give your son the Glock 17, your son has up to 30 days to register the transaction with CA DOJ BOF.
Your son does this by sending in Report of Operation of Law or Intra-Familial Handgun Transaction (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf) and $19 to CA DOJ BOF.
Penal Code 12078
(c)(1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the infrequent transfer of a firearm that is not a handgun by gift, bequest, intestate succession, or other means by one individual to another if both individuals are members of the same immediate family.
(2) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the infrequent transfer of a handgun by gift, bequest, intestate succession, or other means by one individual to another if both individuals are members of the same immediate family and all of the following conditions are met:
(A) The person to whom the firearm is transferred shall, within 30 days of taking possession of the firearm, forward by prepaid mail or deliver in person to the Department of Justice, a report that includes information concerning the individual taking possession of the firearm, how title was obtained and from whom, and a description of the firearm in question. The report forms that individuals complete pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided to them by the Department of Justice.
(B) The person taking title to the firearm shall first obtain a basic firearms safety certificate. If taking possession on or after January 1, 2003, the person taking title to the firearm shall first obtain a handgun safety certificate.
(C) The person receiving the firearm is 18 years of age or older.
(3) As used in this subdivision, "immediate family member" means any one of the following relationships:
(A) Parent and child.
(B) Grandparent and grandchild.
05-08-2009, 2:10 PM
Thank you very much for your info. That is EXACTLY what I wanted to know!! Dave firstname.lastname@example.org
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