so, as we are all aware, california has some of the most backward ass gun laws in the country. well, in the past year, i've learned that a person under 21 but over 18 years of age (who would normally be able to own a handgun) can legally get one from a family member using the DOJ's Intra-familial handgun transfer process PDF found here: http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf?PHPSESSID=1b4715d9d5e68e023aa1b10eaa142b30 anyways, when you're over 21 in CA and want to buy a handgun, you have to pass whats called a Handgun Safety Certificate. its a 30 question no-brainer quiz that tests if you're smart enough (or some BS) to own a handgun. well, this morning i find out that you dont need to take an HSC if you're obtaining a handgun via the intra-familial transfer process! so to summarize: if you're 21, you need to take the HSC, but, if you're under 21 (but over 18) you dont. cliffs: read the fucking post.