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<big>'''The Calguns Foundation Wiki'''</big>
 
<big>'''The Calguns Foundation Wiki'''</big>
  
We attempt to answer frequently asked questions about California and Federal Firearms laws on this wiki. Please note that we can not host electioneering where we attempt to influence the outcome of a campaign. CGF can host information on pending and past legislation that effects the civil rights of California Gun Owners.
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We attempt to answer frequently asked questions about California and Federal Firearms laws on this wiki. Please note that we can not host electioneering where we attempt to influence the outcome of a campaign. CGF can host information on pending and past legislation that affects the civil rights of California Gun Owners.
  
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== Contributor's/Editor's Note ==
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December, 2011: Articles are slowly being updated to the new numbering and reorganization of the Penal Code Dangerous Weapons Control Laws as implemented by the passage of [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_1051-1100/sb_1080_bill_20100930_chaptered.html SB 180] and [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_1101-1150/sb_1115_bill_20100823_chaptered.html SB 1115] in 2010.
  
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We apologize for any confusion experienced while the articles are undergoing revision.
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See this PDF for a 37-page translation of old Penal Code numbers to new Penal Code numbers, effective January 2012: http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/images/3/3a/California_Penal_Code_Renumbering%2C_2012.pdf
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[[Cheat Sheet for the new Penal Code]]
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[[Category:Legal]]
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== Moving to or Visiting California With Firearms ==
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New residents or visitors should read the article here : [[Moving to California with firearms]]
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== Transportation of Firearms ==
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[[Transporting]]
  
 
== California Firearms Laws ==
 
== California Firearms Laws ==
 
=== Background ===
 
=== Background ===
 
* [[Time Line of California Firearms Laws]]
 
* [[Time Line of California Firearms Laws]]
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* [[Time Line of Federal Firearms laws since 1968]]
 
* [[History of 'Assault Weapon' laws]]
 
* [[History of 'Assault Weapon' laws]]
  
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* [[Transporting]]
 
* [[Transporting]]
 
* [[Possession of UNregistered California "assault weapons"]]
 
* [[Possession of UNregistered California "assault weapons"]]
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* [[Military Assault Weapon Permit]] - MAWP
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* [[Penal Code covering Assault weapons and .50 Caliber rifles]]
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* [[UNRegistering a registered 'assault weapon']]
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* [[Possible 'constructive possession' of parts - CA vs Tien Duc Nguyen]]
  
 
=== Firearms Generally ===
 
=== Firearms Generally ===
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* [[.50 BMG rifles]]
 
* [[Buying and selling firearms in California]]
 
* [[Buying and selling firearms in California]]
* [[Firearms registration]]
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* [[.50 BMG rifles]]
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* [[Certificate of Eligibility]]
* [[Transferring firearms Interstate]]
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* [[Transferring Firearms Among Some Family Members]]
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* [[Moving to California with firearms]]
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* [[Shipping Firearms Within California]]
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* [[Defining loaded in California]]
 
* [[Defining loaded in California]]
* [[Large-capacity magazine restrictions]]
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* [[Definition of a firearm/gun]]
* [[The CFLC system]]
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* Personal manufacture
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* [[Federal residency requirements]]
 
* [[Federal residency requirements]]
* [[Importing Firearms into the United States]]
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* [[Felons and firearms and ammunition]] (California)
* [[Firearms rights prohibitions]]
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* [[Felons and other prohibited persons and Firearms and Ammunition]] (Federal)
* [[Gun Free School Zones]]
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* [[Firearms on Federal Bureau of Land Management Property]]
 
* [[Firearms on Federal Bureau of Land Management Property]]
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* [[Firearms registration]]
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* [[Firearms rights prohibitions]] and the Armed Prohibited Persons (APP) program
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* [[Flying with firearms]]
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* [[Gun Buy Back Programs]]
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* [[Gun Free School Zones]]
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* [[Importing Firearms into the United States]]
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* [[Inheriting firearms, both within California and Interstate]]
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* [[Large-capacity magazine restrictions]]
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* [[Lend or Loan a Firearm]]
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* [http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Buying_and_selling_firearms_in_California#Locks.2C_Safes.2C_and_Laws Locks, Safes and Laws]
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* [[Moving to California with firearms]]
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* Personal manufacture
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* [[Private Party Transfer]]
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* [[Protective or Restraining orders]] (RO/TRO)(Gun Violence RO)
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* [[Restoring firearms rights]]
 
* [[Restoring firearms rights]]
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* [[Shipping Firearms Within California]]
 
* [[State Preemption of Some Gun Regulation]]
 
* [[State Preemption of Some Gun Regulation]]
* [[Certificate of Eligibility]]
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* [[Storage and Children]]
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* [[Straw Purchase]]
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* [[The CFLC system]]
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* [[Transferring firearms Interstate]]
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* [[Transferring Firearms Among Some Family Members]]
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* [[Useful Acronyms]]
 
* [[Useful Acronyms]]
  
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* [[The Safe Handgun List]]
 
* [[The Safe Handgun List]]
 
* Options for acquiring unlisted handguns
 
* Options for acquiring unlisted handguns
** Intrafamily transfers
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** [http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf Intrafamily transfers]
 
** Single shot exemption
 
** Single shot exemption
 
* [[Transporting]]
 
* [[Transporting]]
* [[Open Carry Unloaded]]
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* [[Unloaded Open Carry]]
 
* [[Defining Concealed]]
 
* [[Defining Concealed]]
 
* [[Unlicensed Concealed Carry]]
 
* [[Unlicensed Concealed Carry]]
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* [[21 or Older for Handguns]]
 
* [[21 or Older for Handguns]]
 
* [[Restrictions on semiautomatic handguns]]
 
* [[Restrictions on semiautomatic handguns]]
* Voluntary Registration
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* [[Voluntary Registration]]
  
=== Shotguns ===
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=== Illegal, or highly questionable guns and products ===
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This section covers some things which, while sometimes arguably legal, might be very difficult or expensive to defend.
  
General requirements are 18" minimum barrel length, 26" minimum overall length.
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* [[Slide Fire or Bumpfire stocks]]
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* [[Pistol/Carbine kits]]
  
==== Pump Shotguns ====
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=== [[Shotguns]] ===
  
Most conceivable configurations are allowed, including:
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=== [[Short-barreled Rifles]] ===
  
* Folding stocks (minimum length measured while folded applies).
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=== [[AOWs in California]] ===
* Bayonet lugs.
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* Pistol grips.
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* Detachable magazines (Saiga's converted to single-shot, etc).
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==== [[Semi-automatic Shotguns]] ====
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=== [[Silencers]] ===
  
There are a few restrictions:
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=== [[Tear Gas / Pepper Spray]] ===
  
* No detachable magazine (bullet button, etc, ok).
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=== [[Body Armor]] ===
* No folding or telescoping stock.
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* No pistol grip, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.
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==== AOWs ====
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=== [[Curio and Relic/Licensed Collectors]] ===
 
=== [[Curio and Relic/Licensed Collectors]] ===
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=== [[Antique Firearms]] ===
 
=== [[Antique Firearms]] ===
  
=== Important Cases ===
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=== [[Ammunition and Black Powder]] ===
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<tr><td>'''Current CGF & Related'''</td><td>'''Other Current'''</td></tr>
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* ''[[Nordyke v. King]]'' Alameda guns show ban
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* ''[[Pena v Cid]]'' Challenge to Roster of Handguns, April 2009
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* ''[[Sykes v. McGinness]]'' Carry in Yolo and Sacramento Counties, May 2009
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* ''[[Palmer v. District of Columbia]]'' Carry in District of Columbia, August 2009
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* ''[[Peruta v. County of San Diego]]'' Carry in San Diego County, October 2009
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* ''[[Peterson v. LaCabe]]'' Carry in The City and County of Denver, January 2010
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* ''[[OOIDA v. Lindley]]'' Block enforcement of AB962, July 2010
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== [[Litigation Past and Present]]==
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* ''[http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.nysd.365487/gov.uscourts.nysd.365487.docket.html Kachalsky v. Cacace]'' Challenge to New York State "proper cause" requirement for a carry license.
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* ''[http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.ilnd.246475/gov.uscourts.ilnd.246475.docket.html Ezell v. Chicago]'' Challenge to Chicago's gun range ban.
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* ''[[Dearth v. Holder]]'' Challenge to Federal residency requirements to acquire firearms in DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
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* ''[[Bateman v. Perdue]]'' Challenge to NC regulations that prohibit carry and sales of firearms during emergencies, June 2010
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* ''[http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.txnd.199403/gov.uscourts.txnd.199403.docket.html D'Cruz v. BATFE]'' Challenge to the federal ban on those 18 - 21 purchasing a handgun.
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* ''[http://www.archive.org/download/gov.uscourts.txnd.199405/gov.uscourts.txnd.199405.docket.html D'Cruz v. McCraw]'' Challenge to the Texas ban on those 18 - 21 obtaining a carry permit.
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* ''[[Jackson v San Francisco]]'' Gun storage, May 2009
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* ''[[State Ammunition v. Lindley]]'' Challenge of AB962, Handgun Ammunition Regulations, 2010
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* ''[[Baker v. Biaggi]]'' Challenge to the Nevada State Parks Gun ban, July 2010
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* ''[[Woolard v. Sheridan]]'' Challenge to concealed carry requirements in Maryland, July 2010
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* ''[[Mishaga v. Monken]]'' Challenge to Illinois State Law Prohibiting non-state residents from obtaining FOIDs, August, 2010
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* ''[http://firearmsfreedomact.com/montana-lawsuit-updates/ MSSA v. Holder]'' An attempt to limit enforcement of the National Firearms Act (“NFA”), and the Gun Control Act of 1968 (“GCA”) by way of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act (“MFFA”)
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<tr><td>'''Historical'''</td><td>'''CGF Historical'''</td></tr>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_v._Heller ''District of Columbia v. Heller'']
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* ''[[McDonald v. Chicago]]'' Seventh Circuit "Chicago Gun Case"
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*''[http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0307_0174_ZS.html U.S. v. Miller]'', 307 U.S. 174 (1939)
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* ''[http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/a115018.pdf Fiscal v. City and County of San Francisco]'' (2008) 158 Cal.App.4th 895 - Prop H SF Handgun ban preempted by state law
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*''[http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/Harrot-v-County_of_Kings.pdf Harrot v. County of Kings]''  (2001) 25 Cal.4th 1138 - invalidates AW "Series" language
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*''[http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/Kasler-v-Lockyer.pdf Kasler v. Lockyer]'' State Roberti-Roos AW challenge - no RKBA in CA Constitution
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*''[http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ca9/newopinions.nsf/661116A4ECB1A7BE88256C8600544DCB/$file/0115098.pdf?openelement Silveira v. Lockyer]'' Gorski AW challenge, equal protection violation for retired law enforcement
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*''[http://romandad.com/salute.pdf Salute v. Pitches]'', 61 Cal.App.3d 557, 132 Cal.Rptr. 345 (1976) - CCW applications must be reviewed.
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*''[http://openjurist.org/178/f3d/231/edwards-v-city-of-goldsboro Edwards v. City of Goldsboro]'' 178 F. 3d 231 (1999) - Police chiefs can't stop their officers from performing CCW classes on the side.
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*''[http://www.californiaconcealedcarry.com/legal/guillory.html Guillory v. Gates]'' 731 F.2d 1379 (1984) - Good cause subject to equal protections
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*''[http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/CBS_Inc._v._Block CBS Inc. v. Block]'' (1986) - CCW Applications are public documents, therefore anyone may view them.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Montag_Doe_v._San_Francisco_Housing_Authority ''Guy Montag Doe v. San Francisco Housing Authority''] - Settled challenge to ban on firearms in public housing.
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* ''[[Hanson v District of Columbia]]'' Challenge to CA Roster of Handguns in D.C., March 2009
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== Recent legislation ==
 
== Recent legislation ==
[[2009 - AB 962 De Leon, Ammunition]]
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[[2009 - AB 962 De Leon, Ammunition]] -- overturned JAN 18th, 2011
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2013 - Sept 14.  The crop of bills for the first year of the 2013-2014 session has been sent to the Governor.  As bills are signed into law, or otherwise allowed to become law, articles will be amended as needed.
  
 
== FAQ ==
 
== FAQ ==
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== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
*[http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cacodes/pen.html California Penal Code]
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*[http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=pen&codebody=&hits=20 Table of Contents to California Penal Code] - Of most relevance is "PART 6.  CONTROL OF DEADLY WEAPONS" beginning with section 16000.
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*[http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html California Code from the CA Legislature],[http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cacodes/pen.html California Penal Code from FindLaw], [http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/ California Penal Code from ONCLE]
 
*[http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=CCR-1000&Action=Welcome California Code of Regulations (CCR)]
 
*[http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=CCR-1000&Action=Welcome California Code of Regulations (CCR)]
 
*[http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/jury/criminaljuryinstructions/ California Criminal Jury Instructions]
 
*[http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/jury/criminaljuryinstructions/ California Criminal Jury Instructions]
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*[http://www.calguns.net Calguns.net]
 
*[http://www.calguns.net Calguns.net]
 
*[http://www.calgunlaws.com Calgunlaws]
 
*[http://www.calgunlaws.com Calgunlaws]
 
[[Category:Legal]]
 

Latest revision as of 07:23, 14 August 2015

The Calguns Foundation Wiki

We attempt to answer frequently asked questions about California and Federal Firearms laws on this wiki. Please note that we can not host electioneering where we attempt to influence the outcome of a campaign. CGF can host information on pending and past legislation that affects the civil rights of California Gun Owners.

Contributor's/Editor's Note

December, 2011: Articles are slowly being updated to the new numbering and reorganization of the Penal Code Dangerous Weapons Control Laws as implemented by the passage of SB 180 and SB 1115 in 2010.

We apologize for any confusion experienced while the articles are undergoing revision.

See this PDF for a 37-page translation of old Penal Code numbers to new Penal Code numbers, effective January 2012: http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/images/3/3a/California_Penal_Code_Renumbering%2C_2012.pdf

Cheat Sheet for the new Penal Code

Moving to or Visiting California With Firearms

New residents or visitors should read the article here : Moving to California with firearms

Transportation of Firearms

Transporting

California Firearms Laws

Background

Semiautomatic Rifles

Firearms Generally

  • Personal manufacture

Handguns

Illegal, or highly questionable guns and products

This section covers some things which, while sometimes arguably legal, might be very difficult or expensive to defend.

Shotguns

Short-barreled Rifles

AOWs in California

Silencers

Tear Gas / Pepper Spray

Body Armor

Curio and Relic/Licensed Collectors

Antique Firearms

Ammunition and Black Powder

Litigation Past and Present

Recent legislation

2009 - AB 962 De Leon, Ammunition -- overturned JAN 18th, 2011

2013 - Sept 14. The crop of bills for the first year of the 2013-2014 session has been sent to the Governor. As bills are signed into law, or otherwise allowed to become law, articles will be amended as needed.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Poltical Analysis

Poltical Analysis

Dictionary

Resources