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Authorized Guns that Can Be Purchased In the State of California

Orange County Firearm Offenses Lawyers

Although people who live in California have the right to legally purchase and own guns, there are many different restrictions that law abiding gun owners are subjected to. These gun laws are filled with all sorts of legal nuances and exceptions. This is why it is important to know what type of firearms can be purchased in the state

At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., our team of skilled lawyers is well versed in the Golden State’s many different gun laws. We can tell you when, and where, it is legal for you to own or carry certain types of guns in California. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of gun owners and we are prepared to fight for you in court.

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Illegal Firearms

Under Penal Code 1659, it is illegal to sell any "generally prohibited weapon." The following types of firearms and firearm accessories are considered to be “generally prohibited.”

  • Camouflaging firearm containers
  • Cane guns
  • Guns that are not immediately recognizable as firearms
  • Large-capacity magazines
  • Multi-burst trigger activators
  • Short-barreled rifles & shotguns
  • Unconventional pistols
  • Undetectable firearms
  • Wallet guns
  • Zip guns

California also has a ban on assault weapons, which includes punishments for manufacturing, selling, and/or possessing assault weapons without a proper permit. .50 BMG rifles are also prohibited in California.

Examples of assault weapons include:

  • All AK series rifles
  • Uzis
  • Colt AR-15 series semiautomatic rifles

Felon with a Firearm

According to “felon with a firearm" gun laws in California, a “firearm” is any device designed to be used as a weapon, from which a projectile is expelled through a barrel by the force of an explosion or other type of combustive method. Anyone convicted of a felony offense in any state, or by any other government or country cannot legally purchase or own a gun in California.

Unlawful possession or ownership of a gun by a felon is treated as a felony offense and caries the following penalties of:

  • 16 months, or 2 or3 years in county jail
  • A maximum fine of $10,000

If you are a legal immigrant or legal alien and you are convicted of violating California’s gun laws, you can face deportation.

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Our team of firearm offenses attorneys is here to help you if you have been charged with violating any of California’s gun laws. We will use our full resources and knowledge of the law to pursue the justice that you are entitled to. Our lawyers have successfully handled all sorts of firearms offenses in court, so we know what types of strategies to expect from prosecutors. Let us put our skills to work for you today.

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