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

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.