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08-02-2009, 9:09 PM
Hey, does anybody know how to check on the status of a firearm registration in the state of CA? I was given my first handgun by my dad for my 21st birthday back in the 80's. I don't know what the laws were then regarding the registered owner's name. There was a 15 day wait, but I'm not sure about the rest. I'd like to ensure that the weapon is in my name and not my dad's. Thanks in advance.


08-02-2009, 9:18 PM
This will report which firearms are registered to you.


27.Can I get a list of the firearms for which I am listed as the purchaser, transferee, or owner?

Yes. To obtain a list of firearms listed in your name, complete and submit an Automated Firearms System Records Request [PDF 21 kb / 1 pg] form to the Automated Firearms Unit, P.O. Box 820200, Sacramento, CA 94203-0200. The letter must be signed, notarized, and include a photocopy of your photo ID card (ie., driver's license or DMV ID).

08-02-2009, 9:27 PM
Thank you very much. I looked on that same website and obviously missed that link. Sometime one can go cross-eyed on that DOJ website. I appreciate your help.