Orange County and California Gun Laws

March 28, 2013

Santa Ana, Orange County - With recent tragic events, such as the school shooting at Newtown and movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, gun laws and gun crimes have been in the news for sometime, and the gun control debate in Washington is expected to drag on for a time. They're already several federal laws on the books concerning gun control, but, in addition to existing federal laws, California has several unique laws concerning the ownership of guns, and if you're a gun owner and have firearms in the home in Santa Ana, Westminster, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, or anywhere in Orange County, you need to read this.

The big issue in the gun control debate is keeping firearms away from mentally disturbed people, but as Santa Ana criminal attorney Michael L. Guisti explains, California has several unique laws designed to prevent guns from landing in the hands of mental patients. The problem, Guisti says, is that some of these California gun laws are obscure and not very well known, and if you're a gun owner who sell's a gun to somebody, or have firearms in your home with somebody who is mentally disabled, you could possibly get into a lot of trouble.

California has several laws against mentally ill patients obtaining firearms, and other deadly weapons, which is covered under the state's Welfare and Institution Code (WIC), says Guisti.

The list of laws include,

WIC 8100(a) - Possession of a firearm or deadly weapon by a mental patient.

WIC 8100(b) - Possession of a firearm or deadly weapon by a person who threatens a psychotherapist.

WIC 8101(a) - Knowingly selling or giving (gift) of deadly weapon to mental patient.

WIC 8101(b) - Knowingly selling or giving (gift) of firearm to mental patient.

WIC 8103(a) - Possession of firearm or deadly weapon by mentally disordered sex offender or person who is a danger to others due to mental illness.

WIC 8103(e) Possession of firearm or deadly weapon by person placed under conservatorship due to grave disability or chronic alcoholism.

These are just a few of the California firearms laws, and, says Guisti, they're more.

In addition to violating state law you could possible violate federal law, and face federal gun charges.

Now if you, or somebody you know, possibly violated one of these laws, or sounds like you might have violated one of these laws and not too sure, it is URGENT that you contact the Santa Ana gun crimes attorney specialists at the Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti right away.

Violating one of these laws you may end up losing your right to own a firearm, and, if it is found a gun you sold to a person who shouldn't be possessing a firearm or deadly weapon uses it in a crime, you could be held liable, which is why it's VERY important to contact the Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti right away at, 888-478-8999.

You cannot waste time on this.

Please, call us now!