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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 or advocacy regarding pending legislation.
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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 ===
* [[Buying and selling firearms in California]]
 
* [[Firearms registration]]
 
 
* [[.50 BMG rifles]]
 
* [[.50 BMG rifles]]
* [[Transferring firearms Interstate]]
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* [[Buying and selling firearms in California]]
* [[Transferring Firearms Among Some Family Members]]
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* [[Moving to California with firearms]]
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* [[Certificate of Eligibility]]
* [[Shipping Firearms Within California]]
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* Transporting long arms
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* [[Defining loaded in California]]
 
* [[Defining loaded in California]]
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* [[Definition of a firearm/gun]]
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* [[Federal residency requirements]]
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* [[Felons and firearms and ammunition]] (California)
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* [[Felons and other prohibited persons and Firearms and Ammunition]] (Federal)
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* [[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]]
 
* [[Large-capacity magazine restrictions]]
* [[The CFLC system]]
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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
 
* Personal manufacture
* Federal residency requirements
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* [[Importing Firearms into the United States]]
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* [[Private Party Transfer]]
* [[Firearms rights prohibitions]]
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* [[Protective or Restraining orders]] (RO/TRO)(Gun Violence RO)
* [[Gun Free School Zones]]
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* [[Firearms on Federal Bureau of Land Management Property]]
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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]]
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* [[Unlicensed Concealed Carry]]
 
* [[California License to Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW)]]
 
* [[California License to Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW)]]
 
* [[Limits on handgun purchases]]
 
* [[Limits on handgun purchases]]
* Restrictions on semiautomatic handguns
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* [[21 or Older for Handguns]]
* Voluntary Registration
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* [[Restrictions on semiautomatic handguns]]
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* [[Voluntary Registration]]
  
=== Shotguns ===
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=== Illegal, or highly questionable guns and products ===
* Restriction on semiautomatic shotguns
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This section covers some things which, while sometimes arguably legal, might be very difficult or expensive to defend.
* AOWs
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* [[Slide Fire or Bumpfire stocks]]
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* [[Pistol/Carbine kits]]
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=== [[Shotguns]] ===
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=== [[Short-barreled Rifles]] ===
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=== [[AOWs in California]] ===
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=== [[Silencers]] ===
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=== [[Tear Gas / Pepper Spray]] ===
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=== [[Body Armor]] ===
  
 
=== [[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>Recent/Current</td><td>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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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Montag_Doe_v._San_Francisco_Housing_Authority ''Guy Montag Doe v. San Francisco Housing Authority'']
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* ''[[McDonald v. Chicago]]'' Seventh Circuit "Chicago Gun Case"
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* ''[[Nordyke v. King]]'' Ninth Circuit
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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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* ''[[Jackson v San Francisco]] Gun storage, May 2009''
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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
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== [[Litigation Past and Present]]==
*''[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.guncite.com/court/fed/81f3d98.html Hickman v. Block]''
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== Recent legislation ==
*''[http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wbardwel/public/nfalist/fresno_club_v_vandecamp.txt Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. v. Van De Kamp]''
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[[2009 - AB 962 De Leon, Ammunition]] -- overturned JAN 18th, 2011
*''[http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wbardwel/public/nfalist/kasler_v_lockyer.txt Kasler v. Lockyer]''
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*''[http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ca9/newopinions.nsf/661116A4ECB1A7BE88256C8600544DCB/$file/0115098.pdf?openelement Silveira v. Lockyer]''
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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.
*''[http://romandad.com/salute.pdf Salute v. Pitches]'', 61 Cal.App.3d 557, 132 Cal.Rptr. 345 (1976)
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*''[http://www.equalccw.com/guillory.html Guillory v. Gates]'' 731 F.2d 1379 (1984)
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* ''[[Hanson v District of Columbia]] Challenge to CA Roster of Handguns in D.C., March 2009''
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== FAQ ==
 
== FAQ ==
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* [[Firearms Terms and Acronyms]]
 
* [[Firearms Terms and Acronyms]]
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* [http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/glossary-of-legal-terms/ U.S. Supreme Court Terminology] from [http://www.scotusblog.com/ SCOTUSblog].
  
 
* [[CGN (http://Calguns.net) Specific Acronyms]]
 
* [[CGN (http://Calguns.net) Specific Acronyms]]
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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)]
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*[http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/jury/criminaljuryinstructions/ California Criminal Jury Instructions]
 
*[http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/ United States Code]
 
*[http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/ United States Code]
 
*[http://www.calguns.net Calguns.net]
 
*[http://www.calguns.net Calguns.net]
 
*[http://www.calgunlaws.com Calgunlaws]
 
*[http://www.calgunlaws.com Calgunlaws]

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