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What Are California’s Gun Laws?

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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 ...