This document is presented as an example of the regulations for a Firearms dealer and was correct when it was issued, but the State of California may have updated it, so make sure that you check to see what the current regulations are.
BILL LOCKYER State of California
Attorney General DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FIREARMS DEALER COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS
The purpose of the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Firearms Division Inspection Program is to ensure that persons engaged in the firearms business are in compliance with state laws and regulations as they apply to DOJ inspection authority cited in Part 4, Title 2, Article 4 of the California Penal Code.
The following areas are subject to inspection by DOJ Firearms Division Field Representatives:
The following licenses are required pursuant to Penal Code (PC) section 12071 and must be current and valid;
Federal Firearms Licenses issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Department of Justice.
Seller's Permit issued by the Board of Equalization.
Local regulatory and/or business license.
Active status on the DOJ Centralized List of Firearms Dealers.
If the business is located in a city with a population greater than 50,000 or in the unincorporated area of a county with a population of greater that 200,000 security requirements pursuant to PC section 12071(b)14) apply.
Recording Keeping Requirements
Dealers are required to make the following available for inspection pursuant to Part 4, Title 2, Article 4 of the California Penal Code:
The Dealer Record of Sale documents maintained per PC 12076(b)(3).
The Form 4473's and the Acquisition and disposition record pursuant to Part 178, Sections 178.124a and 178.125 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
All licenses required by PC 12071.
Records to substantiate: the HSC and waiting period exemption granted, Proof of Residency, and Firearms Safety Device compliance .
Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC)
All documents associated with the HSC course and handgun demonstration, including rosters, completed tests, test booklets, unissued certificates, and affidavits. Also, the HSC Study Guide is available to purchasers and the test area shall be a separate room or partitioned area .
California Firearms Laws Requirement
All firearms dealers are required to make the California Firearms Laws booklet (available from DOJ) available to each purchaser or transferee of a firearm.
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