What Are California’s Gun Laws?

It has been 15 months since the December 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, California, yet the community has not quite recovered from the horrific loss. Just recently, they were struck with another tragedy: a shooting at an elementary school that left 2 adults and 1 eight-year-old child dead. With the nation watching on social media, discussion about California’s gun laws began immediately. Many pointed out that California’s gun regulations are relatively strict compared to other states.

• All guns must be purchased through a licensed dealer.
• All purchasers must register their ID and fingerprints with the state.
• All purchasers must pass a universal background check and a written test to obtain a five year firearm safety certificate.
• It is illegal to sell or purchase ...

New Gun Laws for California Once Again

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California gun owners and sellers, prepare yourself for even more gun laws. Here is some of what you will need to know, and how it might change your habits:

• Anytime you buy ammo, you will now need to pass a background check. This will go into effect July 2019.
• If you travel outside of California and purchase ammo, you can only bring up to 50 rounds back into California. Anything more results in a misdemeanor charge.
• You can sell 50 rounds to relatives, but in order to sell to friends, you must go through a licensed dealer.
• If you purchased a gun with a detachable magazine between 2001 and 2016, you must get it registered by 2018.
• High volume magazines, more than 10 rounds, will need to be destroyed, sold back to licensed dealers, or turned over to the police.

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