As long as the firearms are not considered a so-called a-salt weapon, he can bring them into CA even if they are not on the list. Once he is a resident, the firearms can be transferred to you with the Intrafamilial transfer form (and $19/handgun). "large capacity" magazines can not be brought in though.
FFL Transfer/Special Order Dealer since 1993.
Net-FFL list maintainer.
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