Rules and Regulations Governing Firearms

SPECIAL NOTICES:

The following is a link to a bulletin sent to all California dealers from the California Department of Justice on new laws governing AR-15 style rifles with bullet buttons. Click here to read.

Federal Law on Marijuana and Gun Ownership in California. Click here to read.


Below are rules governing the sale and transfer of firearms within the State of California. Most of what is written below should apply to your situation. If you are unfamiliar with the firearm laws in California, please read through this page before contacting us. If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you.

We will not sell or transfer ANYTHING to you if ANY of the following applies to you:

  • You are buying/transferring a firearm for someone else
  • You are under indictment or have been convicted for a felony
  • You are a fugitive from justice
  • You are the unlawful user of, or addicted to marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance. Marijuana use and possession of marijuana is still a federal crime and we will not do business with you if you engage in marijuana activity. California laws don’t override federal laws regarding firearms. No exceptions.
  • You are adjudicated as a mental defective or ever been committed to a mental institution
  • You were dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces
  • You have active restraining orders for ANYTHING
  • You have been convicted in any court for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
  • You are an illegal alien or unlawfully in the United States
  • You have renounced your United States citizenship

California and United States laws protect our business from selling or transferring a firearm to you for the reasons stated above and for whatever reason(s) we decide. We reserve the right to refuse you service and not tell you why. If applicable, we may issue a full refund of monies paid to us. If applicable, we will assist in transferring a firearm to a different dealer or back to the firearm’s origination. Shipping and other fees may apply. We will always cooperate with any law enforcement agency regarding all firearms in our possession and you may be directed to contact the respective law enforcement agency.

Disclaimer: It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you can possess any firearm. It will be a failure on your part if you send us a firearm that is illegal for you to own or us to possess. If you send us (or you direct another dealer/person to send us) a firearm which is illegal for us to possess, it WILL be turned over to local police OR the shipment will be refused and the firearm will be sent back its origination. We will not risk having to close our doors because of you.

Regular Firearm Sale: This is a sale where you purchase/order a firearm from us.

Handguns: We will need you to bring a valid California Driver’s License or California Identification card. The DOJ also requires you to show proof of residency documentation which we will retain a copy. The following are accepted forms of residency proof: Valid DMV Registration with your name and current address, most recent electric bill, most recent water bill, most recent gas bill, most recent telephone bill, hunting license, and other documents may qualify BUT contact us before coming so that we can make sure what you have will suffice. Unless exempt, you can only purchase 1 handgun every 30 days.

Unless exempt, you need to produce a firearm safety certificate. If you don’t have a FSC, we can administer the test. The FSC test is $15. There’s a chance you are exempt from the FSC requirement, please contact us if you don’t have one. For example: Military, law enforcement, etc. will exempt you from the FSC requirement for a handgun.

All Other Firearms: We will need you to bring a valid California Driver’s License or California Identification card. If your CDL or CAID does not have your current address on it, proof of residency will be required. Read the above requirements for handguns. Unless exempt, you need to produce a firearm safety certificate. If you don’t have a FSC, we can administer the test. The FSC test is $15. There’s a chance you are exempt from the FSC, please contact us if you don’t have one. For example: A valid hunting license, military, law enforcement, etc. will exempt you from the FSC requirement for a long gun.

California Roster of Approved Handguns: Unless you are exempt, California only allows firearm dealers within the State to sell firearms which are listed on the California Roster of Approved Handguns. Law enforcement officers and some persons are exempt from only purchasing from the roster and the 1-in-30 requirements. Please contact us if you need more information.

Private Party Transfer (PPT): This is when a seller and buyer of a firearm both come to our place of business IN PERSON and conduct a firearm transfer. The seller will be required to produce a CDL or CAID and the same rules reference in the above “Regular Firearms Sale” section apply to the buyer. Please note that a PPT is exempt from the California Roster of Approved Handguns requirements.

Dealer Transfer: This is when you decide to purchase a firearm from another dealer or person and you would like it to be transferred to us. No matter what kind of firearm it is, the rules stated above will apply. California Roster of Approved Handguns requirements also apply. Sales tax may apply.

Unusual Firearms Transfer or Transaction: There may be certain unusual situations in which you may lawfully use us to assist you with a firearm transfer or transaction. For example, you may be exempt from certain California Requirements if you are attempting to acquire a firearm from an intrafamilial family member or from a written will, etc. Every situation is different and must be discussed prior to any initiation of a transfer or transaction. We may contact the California DOJ or the ATF to make sure the unusual transfer or transaction is lawful. Please contact us to discuss further.