Under existing law, a person who purchases or receives a firearm, attempts to purchase or receive a firearm, or owns or possesses a firearm knowing that the person is prohibited from doing so by a temporary restraining order, an injunction, or protective order, as specified, is guilty of a crime.
Changes Under Assembly Bill No. 164
California’s Assembly Bill No. 164, would expand the scope of this crime to a person who is prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm in any jurisdiction by a valid order issued by an out-of-state jurisdiction that is similar or equivalent to a temporary restraining order, injunction, or protective order issued in this state, and which includes a prohibition from owning or possessing a firearm. The bill would require the Attorney General to undertake the actions necessary to implement this provision to the extent the Legislature appropriates funds for this purpose. Because this bill would expand the scope of an existing crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.
California State Mandated Programs
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
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