Originally Posted by natman
I think there are some Federal exemptions for direct transfers from parent to child, but I'm not going to look them up because you've got a different set of issues because your daughter is in CA.
She'll have to have a CA handgun license. http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/hscinfo.php
I'm pretty sure you can't send in a handgun that isn't on the CA approved list.
And you'd have to send it to a CA FFL. Shop around, FFL fees in CA are steep.
You would probably be better off arranging to have a CA FFL order a gun that is on the CA list and having her pick it up there, saving you handgun shipping, which is expensive, and FFL fees.
There is no such thing as a California handgun license.
Parent to child transfers are exempt from the Handgun Safety Roster. Be sure that the receiving FFL knows that it is a parent to child gift.