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Mike 56
04-22-2008, 4:42 AM
I have a friend that a widow gave him a handgun. She wanted it out of the house. Is there any way to register it in CA.

Mike

thefifthspeed
04-22-2008, 5:53 AM
Private party transfer.

mymonkeyman
04-22-2008, 7:21 AM
The widow and your friend need to go to a gun store with the handgun (unloaded and in a locked container) and do a "Private party transfer." Both will need their IDs, and he will also need a Handgun Safety Certificate (can be gotten at the gun store), as well as a secondary proof of residence that shows his name and current residential address (a document including utility bill, car registration, deed, lease agreement, or any government issued license / permit other than DL/ID).

hawk1
04-22-2008, 8:41 AM
I have a friend that a widow gave him a handgun. She wanted it out of the house. Is there any way to register it in CA.

Mike

If the handgun was owned by the now deceased husband, why couldn't he just send the $19 with the DOJ form (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/volreg.pdf) and register it himself? It would be essentailly an estate transfer within the state of California so no FFL would have to be involved. The widow would have to affirm, if asked, that he wanted him to have it...
She would not have to have a HSC to do this as well.

Librarian
04-22-2008, 1:53 PM
If the handgun was owned by the now deceased husband, why couldn't he just send the $19 with the DOJ form (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/volreg.pdf) and register it himself? It would be essentailly an estate transfer within the state of California so no FFL would have to be involved. The widow would have to affirm, if asked, that he wanted him to have it...
She would not have to have a HSC to do this as well.

That works only if the widow is acting as the agent of the estate, executing a bequest of the husband to the guy who now has it. Not what the original poster wrote.