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Getting a 9mm HK USP as a gift from my brother in Nebraska, I live in California

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Hi all,

Great to be here, this site is great, just joined up. I have a quick question (I hope this is the right part of the forum to post this) I'm hoping someone can answer, trying to find out this info on other websites has been very trying even the DOJ website. My brother who lives in Nebraska (I live in California) is giving me his 9mm HK usp Handgun as a gift. (Both of us have clean records, no issue there) My friend and his brother-in-law (who is a Riverside County Deputy Sheriff) are bringing the handgun back for me after their hunting trip in Nebraska. Does anyone know the exact procedure for how to register the handgun once I have it in California? I have browsed through the forum topics here and used the search feature, but couldn't find anything at all that is similar to my situation.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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In order to own it it will need to be transferred to you even if it's a gift. You will need to take a handgun safety class and get a certificate. As well as complete a safety demonstration. Obviously to carry it you will need to obtain a CCW license. Here is the law around that.

Generally, all firearms purchases and transfers, including private party transactions and sales at gun shows, must be made through a California licensed dealer under the Dealer’s Record of Sale (DROS) process. California law imposes a 10-day waiting period before a firearm can be released to a purchaser or transferee. A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or shotgun. To purchase a handgun, a person must be at least 21 years of age. As part of the DROS process, the purchaser must present "clear evidence of identity and age" which is defined as a valid, non-expired California Driver's License or Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Purchasers of handguns must provide proof of California residency, such as a utility bill, residential lease, property deed, or government-issued identification (other than a drivers license or other DMV-issued identification), and either (1) possess a Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) plus successfully complete a safety demonstration with their recently purchased handgun or (2) qualify for an HSC exemption.
https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs#3
 

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Op, I believe Intra-family transfer does not apply to brothers. Better check Calguns.net for clearfication.

See this thread http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=1058641
It does not unfortunately.

The transfer of a firearm between a parent and child or a grandparent and grandchild is exempt from the dealer transfer requirement. The exemption does not apply to step-children/step-parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, or cousins.

If the firearm is a handgun, the recipient must obtain a Handgun Safety Certificate prior to taking possession and must also submit a Report of Operation of Law or Intra-Familial Handgun Transaction and $19 fee to the DOJ within 30 days after taking possession.
 
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