Gun Laws Effective Dates


  • January 1 – Start date for requirement that ammunition sales or transfers be conducted through a licensed ammunition dealer.  Ammo purchased outside of California must first be shipped to a licensed dealer for pickup.
  • July 1 – Start date for requirement that you get state permission before manufacturing or assembling a firearm. December 31 – Deadline to place a serial number on any unmarked firearm possessed after July 1, 2018.


  • January 1 – Start date for requirement that handguns be stored in a locked container or locked trunk when left in an unattended vehicle.
  • July 1 – Start date for requirement that Californians undergo background checks to buy ammunition.

2018 Firearms Bill Watch

There are over 170 gun-firearm related bills working their way through the California legislature, as well as the United States Senate and House. As they become more apparent in the attempt to get them passed, we will list them for you. If you want to look them up yourself you can go to their websites…california-, click on bill information, or US… , click on bill information. SB1100- would make the waiting period for all firearms 30 days between purchases and increase the age to purchase all firearms from 18 to 21.

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