April 6, 2020 By Paul Wallin

AB 164 Expands the Scope of Persons Prohibited from Owning or Purchasing a Firearm

Under existing law, a person who purchases or receives a firearm attempts to purchase or receive a firearm or owns or possesses a firearm Do You Lose Your Gun Rights for a Domestic Violence Convictionknowing 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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AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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