Forums / Political & Legal / Active duty info.

9 years 43 weeks ago, 3:17 PM


1345usmclcpl's picture

Join Date:
May 2008
Active duty info.

Obtaining an Assault Weapons Permit for Active Duty Military Personnel:

Any person on active military duty with current, valid permanent change of station orders for duty in the State of California may apply for a DOJ Assault Weapon Permit for personal possession and or transportation of personally owned assualt weapons(s).

Does not apply for those under the age of 18.

- Completed Application for Assault Weapon Permit for Military Personnel
- $73 fee (postal money order)
- Two complete ten-print fingerprint cards (your security unit can often do these)
- A copy of your PCS orders

The application has the following information:
- Applicant's military rank
- Full name
- Mailing Address
- Physical residential address (if different)
- Telephone number
- Branch of service
- Name and address of military base or unit assignment
- Military ID number
- Make, model, and serial number of each assualt weapon to be permitted
- Applicant's signature

They called me within about four days of mailing and said that they were processing my permit. They left a message "the Department of Justice's Firearm Division would like to talk to you." - just what you want to hear on your answering machine!

It took about two weeks total to receive my permit. You can fill out a second sheet of paper if you have more weapons than the four spaces given on the permit.

Permits are valid for one year from issue or until the member terminates PCS orders in California, which ever comes first. Renewals are required each year and are free. They send a letter in the mail reminding you.

Department of Justice
Firearms Division
PO Box 820200
Sacramento, CA 94203-0200

I worked with:
Yolanda Garcia
Crimianl Intelligence Specialist 1
[email protected]
(916) 227-3274

9 years 43 weeks ago, 5:13 PM


bigshrek's picture

Master Sergeant
Join Date:
May 2008

I wonder if your MOS had anything to do with the ease of receiving the license...and I also wonder if they contact one's command to check up on the applicants??

9 years 43 weeks ago, 10:42 PM


1345usmclcpl's picture

Join Date:
May 2008

I did not have anyone from my command say anything to me about it,So i really dont know.

Who's Online

Guns Lot Activity
Currently Active Users: 1067 (0 members and 1067 guests)

Users Active within the last 24 hours
teko52, jf.chandler sr., tallguy007
Guns Lot Statistics
Stats Topics: 8,915, Comments: 158,768, Members: 23,516
Welcome our newest member: Hank6046

Recent Activity