Felon in Possession of a Firearm

California Penal Code 29800 PC, otherwise known as the “felon with a firearm” law, prohibits three groups of people from owning or acquiring guns:

  • Convicted felons
  • A person convicted of certain misdemeanors
  • Those addicted to narcotic drugs

If anyone falls within one or more of these groups and they are discovered owning, possessing, purchasing, or receiving a firearms, they can lose their gun ownership rights for 10 years to life, depending on the circumstances. Juveniles will be banned from gun ownership until the age of 30.