Felons and firearms and ammunition

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Felons and Firearms and Ammunition
California law prohibits felons from owning or even holding any firearm or ammunition.

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Firearms prohibited

Penal Code 29800

(a) (1) Any person who has been convicted of a felony under
the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other
state, government, or country, or of an offense enumerated in
subdivision (a), (b), or (d) of Section 23515, or who is addicted to
the use of any narcotic drug, and who owns, purchases, receives, or
has in possession or under custody or control any firearm is guilty
of a felony. 

See the definition of "firearm".

Illegal to provide firearm to prohibited person

Penal Code 27500

(a) No person, corporation, or firm shall knowingly sell,
supply, deliver, or give possession or control of a firearm to any
person within any of the classes prohibited by Chapter 2 (commencing
with Section 29800) or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 29900) of
Division 9.
  (b) No person, corporation, or dealer shall sell, supply, deliver,
or give possession or control of a firearm to anyone whom the
person, corporation, or dealer has cause to believe is within any of
the classes prohibited by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 29800)
or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 29900) of Division 9 of this
title, or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

Punishment for providing firearm to prohibited person

Penal Code 27590

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), (c), or (e), a
violation of this article is a misdemeanor.
  (b) If any of the following circumstances apply, a violation of
this article is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision
(h) of Section 1170 for two, three, or four years.
  (1) If the violation is of subdivision (a) of Section 27500.

Ammunition prohibited

Penal Code 30305

(a) (1) No person prohibited from owning or possessing a
firearm under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 29800) or Chapter 3
(commencing with Section 29900) of Division 9 of this title, or
Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, shall
own, possess, or have under custody or control, any ammunition or
reloaded ammunition.
(2) A violation of this subdivision is punishable by imprisonment
in a county jail not to exceed one year or in the state prison, by a
fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the
fine and imprisonment. 

Ammunition defined

Penal Code 16150

(a) As used in Section 30300, "ammunition" means handgun
ammunition as defined in Section 16650.
(b) As used in subdivision (a) of Section 30305 and in Section
30306, "ammunition" includes, but is not limited to, any bullet,
cartridge, magazine, clip, speed loader, autoloader, or projectile
capable of being fired from a firearm with a deadly consequence.
"Ammunition" does not include blanks.

Illegal to provide ammunition to prohibited person

Penal Code 30306

(a) Any person, corporation, or firm who supplies, delivers,
sells, or gives possession or control of, any ammunition to any
person who he or she knows or using reasonable care should know is
prohibited from owning, possessing, or having under custody or
control, any ammunition or reloaded ammunition pursuant to
subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 30305, is guilty of a misdemeanor,
punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year,
or a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both
that fine and imprisonment.

Living with a prohibited person

There are rules: Penal Code 25135

25135.  (a) A person who is 18 years of age or older, and who is the
owner, lessee, renter, or other legal occupant of a residence, who
owns a firearm and who knows or has reason to know that another
person also residing therein is prohibited by state or federal law
from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm shall not
keep in that residence any firearm that he or she owns unless one of
the following applies:
   (1) The firearm is maintained within a locked container.
   (2) The firearm is disabled by a firearm safety device.
   (3) The firearm is maintained within a locked gun safe.
   (4) The firearm is maintained within a locked trunk.
   (5) The firearm is locked with a locking device as described in
Section 16860, which has rendered the firearm inoperable.
   (6) The firearm is carried on the person or within close enough
proximity thereto that the individual can readily retrieve and use
the firearm as if carried on the person.
   (b) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
   (c) The provisions of this section are cumulative, and do not
restrict the application of any other law. However, an act or
omission punishable in different ways by different provisions of law
shall not be punished under more than one provision.
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