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Amuro1990
04-15-2011, 2:31 PM
So do they still have to wait till 21 to own their first handgun? And their military handgun is to only be used for military purposes?

paul0660
04-15-2011, 2:38 PM
Any non prohibited California resident 18 and older can own a handgun.

dustoff31
04-15-2011, 2:41 PM
You don't have to be 21 to own a handgun. You have to be 21 to buy one. If say your parents gifted you a handgun, that's fine.

Being in the guard doesn't matter.

ALSystems
04-15-2011, 4:09 PM
You don't have to be 21 to own a handgun. You have to be 21 to buy one. If say your parents gifted you a handgun, that's fine.

Being in the guard doesn't matter.
Still have to be 21 to buy handgun ammunition.
Also need to be 21 to buy a lower receiver or a pistol grip shotgun.

Army
04-15-2011, 4:11 PM
21 to buy handguns. 21 to buy handgun specific ammunition, regardless of what it will actually be fired from.

No NG exceptions for purchase, other than you get out of the HSC requirements with a valid CAC card.


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CrossedRifles
04-15-2011, 4:19 PM
I am also receiving a gifted handgun from my mother as I cannot purchase a handgun, but can own one.

If you plan to this, you and your mother / father need to :

Have a HSC (Handgun Safety Certificate) and must be non-prohitibited.

Once your mother / father receives the handgun and you take possession, mail the OPLAW Intrafamalial form to the CA DOJ. It then, should be under your name.

The OPLAW form is available for print out on the CA DOJ Firearms website.

Excuse me if I missed anything. Still a newb.

mej16489
04-15-2011, 4:29 PM
No NG exceptions for purchase, other than you get out of the HSC requirements with a valid CAC card.


How would a "valid CAC card" be a substitute for an HSC?!?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Access_Card

napalmspork
04-15-2011, 4:57 PM
How would a "valid CAC card" be a substitute for an HSC?!?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Access_Card


active military and law enforcement do not need a HSC

Ubermcoupe
04-15-2011, 5:24 PM
active military and law enforcement do not need a HSC

Not just active :D

All exemptions to HSC here (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/The_Handgun_Safety_Certificate#Exemptions)

Zimz
04-15-2011, 5:38 PM
Because it's assumed that since your in the military, you've had firearms safety training (We all get it in basic/boot). The CAC card is just your military ID.