Legal Information: California

State Gun Laws

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Updated: 
January 2, 2017

State Gun Laws

Below is information about state gun laws in California.  A restraining order or criminal conviction may make it illegal for an abuser to have a gun.  However, in addition to these state-specific laws, there are also federal gun laws that could apply. To fully understand all of the legal protections available, it is important that you also read the Federal Gun Laws pages. 


Please consider getting in touch with a domestic violence advocate in your community for more information on gun laws in your area.   To find help in your area, please go to the CA Places that Help page.