Article 2. Permit For Short-barreled Rifle Or Short-barreled Shotgun of California Penal Code >> Division 10. >> Title 4. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 8. >> Article 2.
(a) Upon a showing that good cause exists for issuance of a
permit to the applicant, and if the Department of Justice finds that
issuance of the permit does not endanger the public safety, the
department may issue a permit for the manufacture, possession,
importation, transportation, or sale of short-barreled rifles or
short-barreled shotguns. The permit shall be initially valid for a
period of one year, and renewable annually thereafter. No permit
shall be issued to a person who is under 18 years of age.
(b) Good cause, for the purposes of this section, shall be limited
to only the following:
(1) The permit is sought for the manufacture, possession,
importation, or use with blank cartridges, of a short-barreled rifle
or short-barreled shotgun, solely as a prop for a motion picture,
television, or video production or entertainment event.
(2) The permit is sought for the manufacture of, exposing for
sale, keeping for sale, sale of, importation or lending of
short-barreled rifles or short-barreled shotguns to the entities
listed in Section 33220 by persons who are licensed as dealers or
manufacturers under the provisions of Chapter 53 (commencing with
Section 5801) of Title 26 of the United States Code, as amended, and
the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
(a) An application for a permit under this article shall
satisfy all of the following conditions:
(1) It shall be filed in writing.
(2) It shall be signed by the applicant if an individual, or by a
member or officer qualified to sign if the applicant is a firm or
(3) It shall state the applicant's name.
(4) It shall state the business in which the applicant is engaged.
(5) It shall state the applicant's business address.
(6) It shall include a full description of the use to which the
short-barreled rifles or short-barreled shotguns are to be put.
(b) Applications and permits shall be uniform throughout the state
on forms prescribed by the Department of Justice.
(c) Each applicant for a permit shall pay at the time of filing
the application a fee determined by the Department of Justice. The
fee shall not exceed the application processing costs of the
Department of Justice.
(d) A permit granted pursuant to this article may be renewed one
year from the date of issuance, and annually thereafter, upon the
filing of a renewal application and the payment of a permit renewal
fee, which shall not exceed the application processing costs of the
Department of Justice.
(e) After the department establishes fees sufficient to reimburse
the department for processing costs, fees charged shall increase at a
rate not to exceed the legislatively approved annual cost-of-living
adjustments for the department's budget.
(a) Every person, firm, or corporation to whom a permit is
issued under this article shall keep it on the person or at the place
where the short-barreled rifles or short-barreled shotguns are kept.
The permit shall be open to inspection by any peace officer or any
other person designated by the authority issuing the permit.
(b) Every short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun possessed
pursuant to the provisions of this article shall bear a unique
identifying number. If a weapon does not bear a unique identifying
number, the Department of Justice shall assign a number which shall
be placed or stamped on that weapon.
A permit issued in accordance with this article may be
revoked by the issuing authority at any time, when it appears that
the need for the short-barreled rifles or short-barreled shotguns has
ceased or that the holder of the permit has used the short-barreled
rifles or short-barreled shotguns for purposes other than those
allowed by the permit or that the holder of the permit has not
exercised great care in retaining custody of any weapons possessed
under the permit.
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the Department of
Justice shall, for every person, firm, or corporation to whom a
permit is issued pursuant to this article, annually conduct an
inspection for security and safe storage purposes, and to reconcile
the inventory of short-barreled rifles and short-barreled shotguns.
(b) A person, firm, or corporation with an inventory of fewer than
five devices that require any Department of Justice permit shall be
subject to an inspection for security and safe storage purposes, and
to reconcile inventory, once every five years, or more frequently if
determined by the department.