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.

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" at

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.