To buy a handgun in CA, you must have a Handgun Safety Certificate
, valid picture ID, proof of residence and a background check. Then, there is a ten day waiting period before you can pick up your gun and you must
pick it up from a licensed dealer
If you buy a rifle or shotgun, you must also make arrangements to pick it up from a licensed dealer
The CA DOJ fee for transferring a firearm is $25. the transferring dealer will also charge you a fee for performing the transaction. Fees can go as high as $100.
exceptions. If you buy a C&R/Curio & Relic rifle or shotgun, you may buy it in a private sale
and you may take it with you right then and there.
You get the HSC by paying a $25. fee to the CA DOJ and taking a 30 question multiple choice test. You may get up to seven wrong.
(CA wants $$$!) The certificate is issued on the spot.
Welcome to the gun hating world of Kalifornia.