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Illegal Firearm Possession in California

While the Second Amendment protects citizens’ right to keep and bear arms, individual states may interpret the amendment differently. Learn about California’s interpretation of the Second Amendment and, subsequently, what counts as illegal firearm possession in this state.

What Firearms Are Illegal in California?

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. As such, there are several types of firearms that California residents are prohibited from owning or possessing.

Firearms that are generally prohibited under California law include the following:

  • Large-capacity magazines (more than 10 rounds)

  • Short-barreled shotguns and rifles

  • Guns not immediately recognizable as firearms

  • Camouflaging firearm containers

  • Undetectable firearms

  • Multi-burst trigger activators

  • Zip guns

  • Wallet guns

  • Unconventional pistols

  • Certain firearm modifications

It’s important to make sure you understand California’s gun regulations so you can remain compliant and avoid a weapons charge. If you or someone you love is facing a weapons charge in this state, our team is here to help.

Our managing attorney, Virginia Landry—also known as California’s Gun Queen—is a passionate supporter of your Second Amendment rights and she will work tirelessly to get your charge dismissed.

Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry at (888) 272-6668 to learn how we can assist you.