• Ken Kraushaar

New DROS fields/Peace officer non-roster PPT

hey guys,

hope your thanksgiving was great, and black friday and associated purchasing days were unstressful.

I wanted to write a blurb about the new way that dealers have to process LE private party transfers and what that means.

a little bit of backstory: a few years back the legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 2165 (Stats. 2016, ch. 640) and AB 1872 (Stats. 2018, ch. 56), specifying the sale or transfer of non-roster handguns purchased by sworn members of law enforcement agencies.

basically they, codified that firearms purchased by an exempted peace officer , whether for their own personal collection or for duty, can only transfer those guns by PPT to another Exempted peace officer.

futher according to Penal Code Section 32000

"(a) (1) A person in this state who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state for sale, keeps for sale, offers or exposes for sale, gives, or lends an unsafe handgun shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year.

(2) The failure to report to the Department of Justice in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) the sale or transfer of an unsafe handgun obtained pursuant to paragraph (4), (6), or (7) of subdivision (b) may be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000)."

now.. most importantly:

"(c) (1) Notwithstanding Section 26825, a person licensed pursuant to Sections 26700 to 26915, inclusive, shall not process the sale or transfer of an unsafe handgun between a person who has obtained an unsafe handgun pursuant to an exemption specified in paragraph (6) or (7) of subdivision (b) and a person who is not exempt from the requirements of this section. "

what this means is that no dealer can transfer via private party, a firearm acquired via a LE exemption to a non-exempted person, and as such, we now have specific fields and areas in our DROS entry page in order to fill this information out.

so what this means is that , even if you know a peace officer who can get off roster guns, you cannot buy them from them , even if in their personal collection, if that gun was bought via their exempted status, and you yourself are not an exempted person

so, if a dealer such as myself asks and declines your transaction because you're not roster exempted, know that it's not personal.. it's literally the law, codified, and carries serious penalties if we do.

stay safe and happy shooting


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Hi guys, hope this finds you well. I wanted to mention something because I'm not sure how many people realize the responsibilities gun shop owners/employees/ etc have. like many other state and feder