Although we have the right to own and carry firearms as is clearly outlined by the United States Constitution, there are many state laws and regulations regarding gun ownership and use.
Common firearm offenses
The laws and regulations that are in place are primarily designed to prevent people from owning guns in certain situations, brandishing and shooting them, especially when there is a chance that others may be harmed. These are some of the most common firearm charges in California:
- Carrying a loaded firearm in a public space or vehicle
- Carrying a concealed firearm (if you are carrying a gun on your person or transporting it in your vehicle, it must first be unloaded)
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Illegal sale of a firearm
- Possession of an assault weapon (there is a list of banned assault weapons you must not own due to their capacity to inflict mass casualties)
- Imitation firearms law makes it illegal to display imitation firearms in a public place.