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. Additionally, California also has a Gun Violence Restraining Order that can restricts an abuser’s access to guns in certain situations.
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.