State and federal law make it unlawful for certain persons to own and/or possess firearms, including:



Convictions of, or outstanding warrants for, a misdemeanor violation of any the offenses listed below will generally result in a firearm prohibition for ten years. All statutory references are to the California Penal Code, unless otherwise indicated.




The following misdemeanor conviction results in a five year prohibition:


The following misdemeanor convictions result in a lifetime prohibition:


Note: The Department of Justice provides this document for informational purposes only. This list may not be inclusive of all firearms prohibitions. For specific legal advice, please consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in California.