I was told by a gun dealer in Calif. that I had to pay $25.00 and take a test or have a handgun safety certificate in order to purchase a gun. I also have to pay $25.00 for the background check. (Form 4473). Plus I can only buy one handgun a month. After Jan 1 2014 I can only buy 1 long gun a month. All with separate $25.00 background check fees.