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Name: Opinion of the Attorney General
Case #: 10-504
Court: CA Superior Court
Opinion Date: 10/29/2013

Penal Code sections 27545 and 27590 apply to both the person transferring the firearm and the person receiving it. Penal Code section 27545 requires firearm transactions to be through a licensed firearms dealer. Section 27590 provides that engaging in an unlicensed firearm transfer is a “wobbler” offense. Applying rules of statutory interpretation, this Attorney General opinion finds that the two statutes apply to both parties to an unlicensed firearms transaction.