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Article 6. Exceptions to the Requirement of Using a Dealer for a Private Party Firearms Transaction - California Penal Code Section 27875

27875.  (a) Section 27545 does not apply to the transfer of a
firearm by gift, bequest, intestate succession, or other means from
one individual to another, if all of the following requirements are
met:
   (1) The transfer is infrequent, as defined in Section 16730.
   (2) The transfer is between members of the same immediate family.
   (3) Within 30 days of taking possession of the firearm, the person
to whom it is transferred shall submit a report to the Department of
Justice, in a manner prescribed by the department, that includes
information concerning the individual taking possession of the
firearm, how title was obtained and from whom, and a description of
the firearm in question. The reports that individuals complete
pursuant to this subdivision shall be made available to them in a
format prescribed by the department.
   (4) Until January 1, 2015, the person taking title to the firearm
shall first obtain a valid handgun safety certificate if the firearm
is a handgun, and commencing January 1, 2015, a valid firearm safety
certificate for any firearm, except that in the case of a handgun, a
valid unexpired handgun safety certificate may be used.
   (5) The person receiving the firearm is 18 years of age or older.
   (b) Subdivision (a) of Section 27585 does not apply to a person
who imports a firearm into this state, brings a firearm into this
state, or transports a firearm into this state if all of the
following requirements are met:
   (1) The person acquires ownership of the firearm from an immediate
family member by bequest or intestate succession.
   (2) The person has obtained a valid firearm safety certificate,
except that in the case of a handgun, a valid unexpired handgun
safety certificate may be used.
   (3) The receipt of any firearm by the individual by bequest or
intestate succession is infrequent, as defined in Section 16730.
   (4) The person acquiring ownership of the firearm by bequest or
intestate succession is 18 years of age or older.
   (5) Within 30 days of that person taking possession of the firearm
and importing, bringing, or transporting it into this state, the
person shall submit a report to the Department of Justice, in a
manner prescribed by the department, that includes information
concerning the individual taking possession of the firearm, how title
was obtained and from whom, and a description of the firearm in
question. The reports that individuals complete pursuant to this
subdivision shall be made available to them in a format prescribed by
the department.
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