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Gun Laws in California

It can be tough for the average person to know all the laws about everything, but ignorance of the law is not a defense. If you’re a gun owner, it’s very important to know as much as you can about the gun laws in California, which are some of the stricter gun laws in the United States.

California Firearm Laws Defined

Penalties for violating weapons laws can be stiff, and avoiding a conviction is key to escaping the legal consequences. Once convicted, your record will forever be marred, so study up. Having a gun conviction on your record can impact you for life.

Take a look at some of the gun laws and penalties in the table below:

Law Violators
Persons prohibited from possessing firearms
  • Those on probation
  • Those convicted of a felony
  • Those subject to a protection order
  • The mentally ill
  • Those addicted to narcotics
Sale and transfer of firearms
  • Those not licensed to sell or transfer firearms (firearms dealers)
Concealed carry without a permit
  • Those carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
Alterations of identification marks on firearm
  • Anyone who removes the make, model, or serial number of a firearm or buys or possesses a firearm knowing the identification is missing
Unauthorized possession of a firearm on school grounds
  • Any unauthorized person who carries a firearm onto the grounds of a school

There are many more California gun laws not listed here. If you have further questions, speak with an experienced attorney.

Consult with a Gun Charge Attorney

Gun laws in California can be confusing, but a gun charge attorney with Crowell Law Offices can help you better understand the laws surrounding gun ownership.

If you’ve been charged with a weapons violation of any kind, we can help. Get in touch for a free case discussion by calling us at 916-303-2800 or completing the form below.