Re: Quick question
Your best bet would be to ask your local law enforcement this question, since firearm laws are different from one state to the next.
However, most states require you to be age 21 before you can purchase a handgun, and I would venture to guess that that would be the case in California.
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but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand." - Susan B Anthony