Legal Information: California
What is the penalty for violating state firearm laws?
Under CA 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, jail/ prison time for up to 1 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)
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