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State Exemptions for Authorized Peace Officers

Peace officers who have legislative authority to carry and use firearms may, without a letter signed by the head of their agency or the agency head's designee, purchase non-rostered handguns and/or large capacity magazines. The peace officer must present a valid peace officer identification card and the dealer must retain a copy of the identification card on file (Pen. Code, § 32000). A letter is still required from the head of the agency to exempt the peace officer from the ten day waiting period (Pen. Code, §§ 26950, 27650).

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