California Penal Code Section 27875
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27875. 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:
(a) The transfer is infrequent, as defined in Section 16730.
(b) The transfer is between members of the same immediate family.
(c) Within 30 days of taking possession of the firearm, the person
to whom it is transferred shall forward by prepaid mail, or deliver
in person to the Department of Justice, a report 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 report forms that individuals complete
pursuant to this section shall be provided to them by the Department
(d) Until January 1, 2015, the person taking title to the firearm
shall first obtain a handgun safety certificate if the firearm is a
handgun, and commencing January 1, 2015, a firearm safety certificate
for any firearm, except that in the case of a handgun, an unexpired
handgun safety certificate may be used.
(e) The person receiving the firearm is 18 years of age or older.
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Last modified: March 17, 2014