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mikestesting
11-27-2012, 10:32 PM
What year did the ca doj begin requiring an intrafamily xfer of handguns to include a letter to the doj informing of the xfer?

I was talking to a coworker who told me he obtained a revolver after his dad died in 2000. He was the only son and the family agreed he should have it. I mentioned the doj requirement of informing the doj of the transfer within 30 days of taking possession. My coworker argued with me saying he didn't need to do that.

I don't think he's right.

Librarian
11-28-2012, 12:13 AM
Not sure exactly - about 1992.

See the wiki -- http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Time_Line_of_California_Firearms_Laws#Intra-family_transfers.2C_1992.3F

Yes, he should have filed the OPLAW form.

mikestesting
11-28-2012, 8:53 AM
Ok, thanks. Can he do it now? What are his options?

Flintlock Tom
11-28-2012, 10:13 AM
Ok, thanks. Can he do it now? What are his options?
Yes, he can still do it. Show him the form, it's self-explanatory:
CA DoJ OpLaw form (http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/firearms/forms/oplaw.pdf)

Jarrod
11-28-2012, 10:38 AM
Just curious, is there such a requirement for a father-son transfer of a long gun? Either father to son, or son to father?

mikestesting
11-28-2012, 10:52 AM
Just curious, is there such a requirement for a father-son transfer of a long gun? Either father to son, or son to father?

Not until 2014.

Flintlock Tom
11-28-2012, 1:21 PM
Just curious, is there such a requirement for a father-son transfer of a long gun? Either father to son, or son to father?
No, only handguns.

dms1
11-28-2012, 11:33 PM
Does the son need to have a handgun safety certificate to take possession of the Handguns? I noticed this is one of the "boxes" that need to be filled out on the form.

ke6guj
11-28-2012, 11:35 PM
Does the son need to have a handgun safety certificate to take possession of the Handguns? I noticed this is one of the "boxes" that need to be filled out on the form.
yup, the son needs an HSC.