New 2020 California Gun Laws Taking Effect Soon
Latest Edition of California Gun Laws Helps Californians Make Sense of Them
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21 Nov, 2019, 14:26 ET
LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (Coldaw Publishing) -- In 2019, the California Legislature considered nearly two dozen gun-related bills and passed several of them into law. These laws will take effect on January 1, 2020. Also in 2019, the California Department of Justice ("DOJ") issued many new regulations and policies that impact California gun owners. These new regulations and bills affect a number of the 800 plus California state statutes regulating the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition, as well as the hundreds of administrative regulations, local ordinances, and written and unwritten policies. What's more, there are thousands of federal laws regulating firearms that apply in California. With all the overlapping laws, it's no wonder that confusion runs rampant among California gun owners, police, prosecutors, and judges.
The simple-to-read 2020 Seventh Edition of the CALIFORNIA GUN LAWS book clears up the confusion in plain English. Updated to cover the laws set to take effect in 2020 and shortly thereafter, the book simplifies and explains the law in a way that's easy for anyone to understand.
If you have a gun in California, this book may keep you out of jail.
As Steve Cooley, the former District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles, says:
"This is a must have reference book for police, prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, and gun owners. California's gun laws are far more complicated than even the professionals realize."
—Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney (Ret.)
The 2020 Seventh Edition includes sections covering:
- The change in the costs of obtaining licenses to carry concealed firearms
- The new law limiting the number and type of private party transactions for persons without a dealer license
- The new restrictions affecting the sale and transfer of firearm precursor parts, such as requiring face-to-face transfers, special licenses for vendors, and background checks for purchasers
- The new laws limiting the purchases of semiautomatic centerfire rifles, such as prohibiting Californians from purchasing more than one semiautomatic centerfire rifle in any 30-day period from a licensed dealer and prohibiting the sale of such firearms to a person under 21
- The expansion of California's firearm storage requirements, particularly concerning licensed community care facilities and residential care facilities
- The new laws extending the duration of "gun violence restraining orders" ("GVROs") and allowing more people to seek GVROs against a person
- The new laws increasing the number of exceptions to certain firearm carry and transfer restrictions
- The new regulation requiring federally compliant IDs for all firearm and ammunition eligibility checks
- The important new requirements pertaining to background checks for ammunition purchases
- The new "assault weapon" definition regulations set forth by DOJ
- The new procedures for updating your AFS records
The book's author, C.D. "Chuck" Michel, is a nationally-renowned firearms law attorney. Mr. Michel has litigated hundreds of firearms cases since 1991 and represented not only the National Rifle Association and the California Rifle & Pistol Association, but also thousands of individuals charged with violating California's confusing gun laws.
Order the book at www.CalGunLawsBook.com or through Amazon.
And follow author C.D. Michel at https://amazon.com/author/cdmichel for news on his latest releases. Follow him on Facebook as "Chuck Michel."
SOURCE Coldaw Publishing
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