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Some states place limitations on firearm possession and sales. These are the restriction on firearms in California:

May I Carry a Gun or Firearm in California?

Generally, you may not carry a weapon, gun, or concealed weapon in public places unless you have a valid Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license. A CCW license allows a person to carry a concealed weapon in public places and a California County Sheriff usually issues these licenses to residents of that county. California does not recognize or honor licenses that have been issued outside the state.

There are also other restrictions for California residents who wish to carry a concealed a weapon. Certain people are prohibited from carrying any type of firearm or weapon even if they have a license:

Does California Have a Ban on Assault Weapons?

Yes, the state has banned certain types on automatic weapons according to their characteristics.

Does California Require Background Checks?

Yes, on all firearms sales including those at gun shows. The waiting period to get a permit to buy the gun is 10 days. The state is then required to destroy the records on the sale of rifles and shotguns.

Does California Require a License to Possess Firearms?

Yes. The state requires all gun owners to obtain a handgun safety certificate (a license) prior to purchasing a firearm.

How Can I Apply for a Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license?

Contact your county sheriff's office or your city police department for information on how you can apply and obtain a CCW license. They can answer your questions and give you information on the process. They will also provide you with a copy of their CCW license policy statement and the CCW license application.

Is There a Limit on the Number of Handguns that I Can Own or Purchase?

There is no limit to the number of firearms or handguns that you may own, but there are restrictions placed on the number of handguns or firearms you may purchase within a 30-day period. Handguns are restricted to one per 30 days.

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Gun Ownership Issue?

Gun ownership, purchase, and use laws are very narrow and strictly adhered to because guns are dangerous items. A qualified lawyer can help you understand these laws and assist you in acquiring and maintaining ownership of a firearm. If your gun ownership rights are being challenged by government authorities, an attorney can represent you in legal proceedings and protect your rights.

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Last Modified: 01-15-2015 10:25 AM PST

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