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California firearms statutes.

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  1. Caver 60

    Caver 60

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    Anybody have a link to actual California firearms and deadly force laws?

    I have been searching for an hour and can only find summaries of the California laws. I want to read the actual legal statutes themselves, not somebodys summary. I can find dozens of summaries. I'm especially interested in California Penal Code Sections 196 - 199.

    But I'd like to be able to look up some other sections by number as well. Again I'm not interested in summaries. I want to read the actual state statute.

    Thanks

    ETA Also, do you know if the sheriff or issuing authority at Palm Springs is pro CCW?
     
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  2. yO B

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    I'm not sure if they exist together (firearms and deadly force), but

    I'm not sure how current the above info is.
    Here is link http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=00001-01000&file=187-199

    Here is the Penal Code: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=pen&codebody=&hits=20

    Dangerous Weapons - http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/dwcl/
     
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  3. srhoades

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    Does that mean during the next Rodney King inident I can sit on top a building and pickoff looters?
     
  4. SVTNate

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    You've got it, affirmative defense to homicide or what you'd call "justifiable homicide" is contained within CPC 197.

    Also look at CA Penal Code 417 for brandishing of a firearm/other deadly weapons and self-defense exceptions.

    Carrying and possession of firearms can be found in CA Vehicle Code section 12020.

    Is there anything else in particular you're looking for?
     
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    Thanks yOB, that was exactly what I was looking for.

    And especially thanks for the penal code link and dangerous weapon links. I tried everything I could think of to find those links, but just couldn't. I knew they had to be there. I guess I'm just not real internet savvy.

    Thanks again.
     
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    SVTNate

    You asked if there was something else I was looking for. I just spent almost 2 hours here:

    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=pen&codebody=&hits=20

    Found most of the other things I was looking for.

    However I could not find one thing I was interested in. If a shooting is justifiable under the California Penal Code, is there any protection from civil liability, i.e. lawsuits, by the person shot or their relatives, etc?

    Thanks
     
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    Cole125 Silver Member

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    To sum it up if someone poses a threat(death or great bodily harm) to you or breaks in your house you can shoot their ***.

    It is hard to get a CCW in Palm Springs but possible if you have a reason and prove you are of good moral character. Honestly its a major pain in the ***, just carry some OC and a good knife.
     
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    Weapons laws are covered under Penal Code section 12020 et seq, not Vehicle Code.
     
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    What do you think the Koreans were doing?

    Not one got charged.
     
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