View Full Version : Can I lend a gun, and for how long.
My sister is going on business to a crime ridden area. Can I lend her a gun of mine, for self defense and for how long? She does not own a gun of her own, or posess a HSC card. She is a great shot, and handles them safely. Secondly my brother wants to gift me a pistol that is not on the DOJ's list. I am assuming I am out of luck here, or is there a way around that. Thanks, Sammy
1) You can loan it to her for 30 days as long as she is legally able to possess it. I would guess this would mean no felonies and an HSC if it is a pistol.
2) I believe that would be a standard FTF transfer at a dealer.
09-19-2007, 7:19 PM
handgun for 10 days....rifles and shotguns as long as you wish.
09-19-2007, 7:56 PM
2) The dealer licensing and reporting requirements do not apply to the loan of any firearm in the
• Infrequent loans of firearms between persons who are personally known to each other for any
lawful purpose, if the loan does not exceed 30 days in duration. (Penal Code § 12078(d).)• Loans of a firearm for the purpose of shooting at targets on the premises of a target facility
if the firearm is kept within the premises of the target facility at all times.
(Penal Code § 12078(h).)
• Loans of an unloaded firearm or a firearm loaded with blanks for use solely as a
prop for motion picture, television or other entertainment event. (Penal Code § 12078(s).)
• Loans of a long gun to a licensed hunter for a period of time not to exceed the
hunting season for which the firearm is being used. (Penal Code § 12078(q).)
• Loans to minors by a parent, legal guardian, or grandparent:
- Long guns may be loaned for an indefinite period.
- Handguns may be loaned for the purpose of engaging in a lawful activity, and the loan does not
exceed the period of time necessary to participate in the
• Loans to minors by other than a parent or legal guardian:
- Long guns may be loaned with the express permission of a parent or legal guardian if the
loan does not exceed 30 days.
- Handguns may be loaned with the express permission of a parent or legal guardian for not more
than 10 days. (Penal Code § 12078(p).)
The 10 days is only if you're loaning it to a minor with parental permission. Using this form, http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf your brother could do an intrafamilial transfer to one of your parents, then they could do the same to you. Two forms at $19.00 each. If your brother is in California, it would be easier and cheaper to do a FTF transfer.
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