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to the gun laws in California.
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The author, Chuck Michel, has represented the California State Rifle Association and the NRA for years,
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confiscated property back, and fighting the good fight. Now, after years of doing battle in the courts,
protecting our rights and helping to control the gun controllers, he has put his hard-won knowledge
into this book.
It is a step-by-step manual for owning, possessing and using firearms in the "Eureka" state.
Which guns are legal and which ones are not?
How can you legally carry, loaded and unloaded?
What's the truth about using deadly force in self defense?
Where are guns banned?
Who can have a firearm and who is prohibited?
What about magazine size and special gun types?
What's the deal with waiting periods and transfers?
Can you bring guns into the state from elsewhere?
How do you get your guns, or your gun rights back, if authorities take them from you?
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PARTIAL LIST OF CALIF. CONTENTS
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THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
State and federal definitions of firearm and ammunition terms
When is a frame or receiver considered a firearm
Who can own and possess firearms
What does “possession” mean
Transferring firearms and ammunition to a spouse or others
Firearm and ammunition restrictions for people under 21
Differences between handguns, rifles and shotguns
Criminal convictions that can affect your right to arms, in or out of state
Federal restrictions, including domestic violence
Assault, battery, bodily injury, fighting, noise, offensive words, more
Getting your rights restored if they are lost
Burdens of proof in firearm situations
Obtaining a pardon or expungement
Probation, parole, juvenile, drug and mental health restrictions
Restraining and protective order restrictions
Possession by a prohibited person for self defense
Losing your guns and getting them back
Protected property under U.S. and California Constitutions
Firearms seized pursuant to a warrant
Receipt for firearms taken into custody
Returning seized firearms, firearm return procedure
Other rights for owners who cannot receive firearm
HOW TO OBTAIN A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION IN CALIFORNIA
Photo ID, Form 4473, and Dealers Record of Sale (DROS)
Valid photo ID with your age
Background checks and waiting periods
Safety/locking devices and warning
Registration at the time of purchase
Proof of residency for handguns
Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) and exceptions
Safe handling demonstration
The one-handgun-per-30-days rule
Unsafe handguns and exceptions to the “roster requirement”
Interstate firearm purchases and transfers
Transfers from out-of-state dealers
Interstate private party transfers
Loans and transfers to people under 21
Transfers between spouses or domestic partners
Transfers to people with entertainment firearm permits (EFPs)
Antique, curio and relic firearms
Coming to or moving to California with firearms
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CARRYING FIREARMS OPENLY, CONCEALED, AND/OR LOADED
California concealed-carry law
Carrying concealed -- including all the definitions
Loaded carry law, including all the definitions
Open unloaded carry of handguns
What is a public place
Exceptions to carrying concealed and/or loaded firearms
Carry in residences, place of business, or private property you own
Carrying or having a loaded firearm in residence or business
Firearm storage in the home
Carrying a concealed and/or loaded firearm when in grave danger
Transporting unloaded handguns
Transporting handguns in a vehicle
“Locked Container” defined
Transporting firearms in a plastic box attached to a motorcycle
When is a vehicle your home or place of residence
Vehicles as places of business
Carrying a handgun to and from your vehicle
Transporting rifles, shotguns, and ammunition in a motor vehicle
Permit to carry concealed and loaded in public
Circumstances or people who may carry a concealed and loaded firearm
Transporting a firearm across state lines
Commercial airline, national and state parks, Greyhound buses, Amtrak
PROHIBITED PLACES AND RESTRICTED USES
USE OF FIREARMS
Discharging a firearm
Public and private property
Local regulations and ordinances
State and national parks, forests, refuges, other protected areas, and BLM land,
suggestions for shooting in public, discharging firearms in the air on the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve
“ASSAULT WEAPONS” AND .50 BMG RIFLES
Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989
Making Category 3 AWs comply with California law
Loaning and Returning an “assault weapon” or a .50 BMG Rifle
DOJ permits, FFL exceptions, service or repair, registration
What to do if you think you have an “assault weapon” or .50 BMG rifle
HEAVILY REGULATED FIREARMS, DEVICES AND ACTIVITIES
Full lists and definitions
Cane gun, wallet gun, "undetectable" gun, multiburst trigger, short barrels, zip guns, large cap magazines, AOWs, silencers, many more
Special tolerance for media and entertainment, historical societies, museums, law enforcement community, forensic labs, more
Dealers and gunsmiths
Importing or selling with a permit
Manufacturing large-capacity magazines
Licenses to sell
Ammunition with flechette darts, explosives, armor piercing, tracers
BB guns, Toy guns, imitation firearms
Tear gas, less-lethal weapons, stun guns, blow guns
Tear gas, pepper spray, and Mace
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USE OF FORCE AND LAWFUL SELF-DEFENSE
Reasonable belief of imminent danger
Reasonable and unreasonable belief, imminent danger
Necessity and once the threat of danger ends
Use of deadly force to stop certain dangerous felonies
Non-lethal self defense and related issues
No duty to retreat and exceptions
Instigating a fight
Use of deadly force in an emergency
Defense of personal and real property
Removing a trespasser from your home
Resisting an intruder within your home
Spring guns and booby traps
SELF-DEFENSE OUTSIDE THE HOME
Use of lawful self-defense and possibility of a civil case
Possible offenses for using firearms
Assault with a deadly weapon
Using a firearm in a felony
Discharging a firearm from a vehicle
Negligently discharging a firearm or BB device
Vehicle forfeiture for firearm discharges or brandishing
Trespassing to discharge a firearm
Use of laser scopes
Appendix: "Assault weapons" listed by name and category
Glossary of Terms
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