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Legal Information: California

State Gun Laws

Laws current as of January 11, 2024

What is the penalty for violating state firearm laws?

Under California state law, anyone who has, buys, or tries to buy a gun while under a protective order is guilty of a public offense and can be punished by a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment for up to one year, or both.1 The abuser might also be violating federal firearm laws as well, which carries separate penalties.  See Federal Gun Laws for more information.

1 Ann.Cal.Penal Code §12021(g)(1)-(2)