Desperate Measures Firearms LLC is committed to the safety of our customers and our fellow citizens. We have a God-given and constitutionally secured right to keep and bear arms. Being a gun owner comes with a certain level of responsibility that must be followed at all times. Firearms are not toys and can cause severe injury or death, especially in the hands of the untrained. Whether you are a lifelong shooter or brand new to firearms ownership, everyone should take the time to review the following guides regarding firearms safety.

Another part of responsible gun ownership is following the law. This page is not here to debate the merit of those laws, only to help guide our customers in adhering to it. California gun laws are vast, complex, confusing, contradicting, and always changing. Please be mindful that Desperate Measures staff can give advice, but it cannot be considered legal advice. We are not attorneys and do not practice law. For legal advice, please contact an attorney.

Below are some excellent resources regarding firearms safety and California law. Please review these documents. If you ever have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Desperate Measures Staff, we are always happy to help!

Firearms Safety:

NRA Gun Safety Rules (California DOJ Firearms Safety Certificate Study Guide)
ATF Youth Handgun Safety Act

California Firearms Laws: Flow Chart Guides:


  • (Rifle Flow Chart)
  • (Handgun Flow Chart)
  • (Shotgun Flow Chart)


California DOJ Firearms Homepage
California Hand Guns Certified for Sale