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Requirements for buying a shotgun in California

In Buying guns, California firearms laws, What I am frequently asked on December 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm

1.  Live in California.

2. Have a California driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

3. Have your current address on your CDL/ID—or bring proof that you live where you say you do.  (Utility bill–gas, electricity, water, or cable bill, or your car registration–whichever of these has your current address and your name on it.)

And now, as of January 1, 2014, long-guns are registered with the state, just as handguns are.


Can Gun Shops Charge Storage Fees?

In What I am frequently asked on December 21, 2010 at 12:09 am


But let’s explore this.
People get hot under the collar at the thought of being charged a storage fee when all they did was leave their guns at an FFL for repair and then forgot to pick them up in a timely manner.  What’s the big deal, right?

A firearm is not a paperclip.  It has to be accounted for, and space has to be made for it. Care has to be taken that it stays in its original condition–no dings from getting bumped, no scratches, etc.

A gun shop is not your mother’s house.  If you were charged a storage fee, it is very likely that you left your gun at the shop for an extended amount of time.  Consider thanking the gun shop for taking responsibility for your gun and pay the fee with grace.

ATF moving to require multiple sales reports for long guns starting January 5, 2011

In Buying guns, News, Selling guns on December 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm

And they were so quiet about it, too….

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