Understanding Negligent Discharge Of A Firearm Laws – PC 246.3

Understanding Negligent Discharge Of A Firearm Laws – PC 246.3

What is important to understand with laws regarding negligent dishcharge of a firearm is firing a gun in celebration, to show off or to demonstrate how the gun operates can be a criminal offense under California Penal Code 246.31, which punishes anyone who negligently discharges a firearm, BB or pellet gun2. Negligent Discharge Of A…

Shooting At Inhabited Dwelling Or Occupied Vehicle

Should you intentionally discharge a firearm at an inhabited dwelling or at an occupied motor vehicle or building, then your conduct comes under PC 2461, an offense commonly targeted at gang members. It makes no difference for purposes of this code section if the dwelling is occupied so long as it is being used as…

California Laws On Carrying A Loaded Firearm In Public

California Laws On Carrying A Loaded Firearm In Public

It is illegal to carry a loaded firearm in California under penal code 29850 pc in the following areas1. In public On a public street In an unincorporated area2  In a vehicle  This is unless you are an exempt person or under certain circumstance3. Who Is Exempt From This Prohibition On Carrying A Loaded Firearm…

11 Things You Should Know About Assault With A Firearm

11 Things You Should Know About Assault With A Firearm

Assault with a firearm is a serious offense under California law that can result in substantial state prison time and a strike on your criminal record. Elements Of The Crime The Prosecutor Must Prove For A Conviction To be convicted under Penal Code 245(a)(2), the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt each of the following elements: You acted…

9 Things You Should Know About Brandishing A Firearm Or Weapon

9 Things You Should Know About Brandishing A Firearm Or Weapon

In this guide, I will explain nine (9) things you should know about brandishing a firearm or weapon. Brandishing a firearm or weapon is a crime which is prosecuted under penal code 417. However, merely taking out a weapon to display or show off is not a crime so long as you did not do so…

California Laws on Carrying a Concealed Firearm

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. One is the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon under Penal Code Section 254001. Below we explain the law for carrying a concealed weapon. Elements of Unlawfully Carrying a Concealed Weapon While you can possess a number of guns in your home and be…