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Old 03-15-2017, 10:07 PM
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Can a 17 year old who has a hunting license be loaned a long gun by his parents to hunt on BLM land? What laws make this legal or illegal? I'm pretty sure handguns can't be loaned to minors but assuming the loan of a rifle is legal can I possess pistol caliber rounds to use in a rifle(.44 or .357 magnum)
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:21 PM
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1. Can a 17 year old who has a hunting license be loaned a long gun by his parents to hunt on BLM land? What laws make this legal or illegal? I'm pretty sure handguns can't be loaned to minors but assuming the loan of a rifle is legal can I possess pistol caliber rounds to use in a rifle(.44 or .357 magnum)
- thanks for the help
Yes, a minor with a valid CA hunting license can be loaned a rifle/shotgun by their parent for the purposes of hunting.


A parent can legally loan a firearm to their child who has a valid CA hunting license. [PC 27880]
In the case of long guns, a valid CA hunting license is an exemption from needing a valid FSC. [PC 31700(c)]

A minor can not possess live ammunition. [PC 29650]
^Exemptions to this are:
A. The minor has a written permission from their parent/legal guardian to possess the ammunition. [PC 29655(a)]
B. The minor is with their parent/legal guardian. [PC 29655(b)]
C. The minor is actively hunting or going directly to and from a hunt. [PC 29655(c)]




Penal Code 27880
Section 27545 does not apply to the loan of a firearm if all of the following requirements are satisfied:
(a) The loan is to a spouse, registered domestic partner, or any of the following relations, whether by consanguinity, adoption, or steprelation:
(1) Parent.
(2) Child.
(3) Sibling.
(4) Grandparent.
(5) Grandchild.
(b) The loan is infrequent, as defined in Section 16730.
(c) The loan is for any lawful purpose.
(d) The loan does not exceed 30 days in duration.
(e) Until January 1, 2015, if the firearm is a handgun, the individual being loaned the firearm shall have a valid handgun safety certificate. Commencing January 1, 2015, for any firearm, the individual being loaned the firearm shall have a valid firearm safety certificate, except that in the case of a handgun, an unexpired handgun safety certificate may be used.
(f) If the firearm being loaned is a handgun, the handgun is registered to the person making the loan pursuant to Section 11106.

Penal Code 31615
(a) A person shall not do either of the following:
(1) Purchase or receive any firearm, except an antique firearm, without a valid firearm safety certificate, except that in the case of a handgun, an unexpired handgun safety certificate may be used.
(2) Sell, deliver, loan, or transfer any firearm, except an antique firearm, to any person who does not have a valid firearm safety certificate, except that in the case of a handgun, an unexpired handgun safety certificate may be used.
(b) Any person who violates subdivision (a) is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(c) The provisions of this section are cumulative, and shall not be construed as restricting the application of any other law. However, an act or omission punishable in different ways by different provisions of this code shall not be punished under more than one provision.
(d) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2015.

Penal Code 31700
(c) A person, validly identified, who has been issued a valid hunting license that is unexpired or that was issued for the hunting season immediately preceding the calendar year in which the person takes title of possession of a firearm is exempt from the firearm safety certificate requirement in subdivision (a) of Section 31615, except as to handguns.

Penal Code 29650
A minor shall not possess live ammunition.

Penal Code 29655
Section 29650 shall not apply if one of the following circumstances exists:
(a) The minor has the written consent of a parent or legal guardian to possess live ammunition.
(b) The minor is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
(c) The minor is actively engaged in, or is going to or from, a lawful, recreational sport, including, but not limited to, competitive shooting, or agricultural, ranching, or hunting activity, the nature of which involves the use of a firearm.
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