Who can buy a Off roster handgun in California


The following agencies may purchase non-roster firearms for use in the discharge of their official duties:

 Department of Justice

 A police department

 A sheriff’s official

 A marshal’s office

 The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

 The California Highway Patrol

 Any district attorney’s office

 Any federal law enforcement agency

 The military or naval forces of this state or of the United States (Pen. Code, § 32000, subd. (b)(4).) Penal Code section 32000 does not prohibit the sale to, or purchase by, sworn members of the above agencies of a handgun.

STANDARD CAPACITY MAGAZINES: A sworn peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2, who is authorized to carry a firearm in the course and scope of that officer’s duties may borrow, purchase, receive, or import into this state a Standard-capacity magazine (Pen. Code, § 32405.)