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State of California. 2013 ‘Control of Deadly Weapons - Licensing Process.’ Penal Code of California; Part 6, Title 4, Chapter 2 (Sections 29050-29075). Sacramento, CA: California State Legislature. 4 December
Article 2. Licensing Process1
(a) The Department of Justice shall accept applications for, and shall grant licenses permitting, the manufacture of firearms within this state.
(b) No license shall be granted by the department unless and until the applicant presents proof that the applicant has all of the following:
(1) A valid license to manufacture firearms issued pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code.
(2) Any regulatory or business license required by local government.
(3) A valid seller's permit or resale certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization, if applicable.
(4) A certificate of eligibility issued by the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 26710.
(c) A license granted by the department shall be valid for no more than one year from the date of issuance and shall be in the form prescribed by the Attorney General…
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 20965, the Department of Justice shall maintain a centralized list of all persons licensed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 29050.
(b) The centralized list shall be provided annually to each police department and county sheriff within the state…
(a) The department shall make information concerning the location and name of a licensee available, upon request, for the following purposes only:
(1) Law enforcement.
(2) When the information is requested by a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code for determining the validity of the license for firearm shipments.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the department shall make the name and business address of a licensee available to any person upon written request.
The Department of Justice shall maintain and make available upon request information concerning all of the following:
(a) The number of inspections conducted and the amount of fees collected pursuant to Section 29055.
(b) The number of licensees removed from the centralized list described in Sections 29060 and 29065.
(c) The number of licensees found to have violated this chapter.