GUN BUYING FAQ

What You Need to Know to Purchase a Firearm

To purchase a long gun or rifle you must:

Be a California Resident
Have a California Real ID*
Posses a current FSC (Firearm Safety Certificate)**

To purchase a handgun you must:

Be a California Resident
Have a California Real ID*
Posses a current FSC (Firearm Safety Certificate)**
Have proof of California Residency (Only one is required)
     – Vehicle Registration

     – SDG&E Bill
     – Property Tax (not tied to a trust)
     – Cable Bill
     – Lease Agreement

* If the address on the ID doesn’t match we need two proofs of residency. Current and previous residency within 90 days of the last billing cycle.

** If you do not have a Firearm Safety Certificate we can Administer the test in house. The Certificate is valid for five years.

If you do not have a Real California ID you need:

Your previous California ID and only one additional proof of residency which can be:
     – Your Passport

     – Birth Certificate

     – Resident Alien Card

To see the full list of approved documentation go to
https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/dlrfaqs#15G

We do not accept any financial documents or insurance policies.

Handguns Certified for Sale in California

The Department of Justice has a California approved roster list of handguns. You can search the list of Handguns Certified for Sale on the Office of the Attorney General website.