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What To Do With Guns If You’re A ‘Prohibited Person’

March 7, 2013, by
Applegate Law Office

Constitutional arguments notwithstanding, not everyone is allowed to own or possess a gun. For instance, people under a certain age (16 or 18 — it depends) may not own firearms at all, and people under 21 may not own handguns. In California, there is an additional legal class of ‘prohibited people’ who cannot own or possess guns either.

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You are a ‘prohibited person’ if you have been convicted of any felony or a violent misdemeanor. You are also a prohibited person if you are the subject of a domestic violence restraining order or have been deemed ‘mentally unstable.’ Those prohibitions aren’t necessarily a bad thing — no one could argue that the world is a better place because Adam Lanza or James Holmes had access to guns.
What IS a bad thing, is getting caught with a firearm if you’re a prohibited person. A bad thing, as in ‘convicted of a felony and incarcerated for years.’ It used to be that it was fairly hard to get caught, since the police weren’t exactly going door-to-door and searching for prohibited persons with guns.

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The War on ‘Weapons’

December 31, 2012, by
Applegate Law Office

Stick ’em up, stick ’em up
Concealed Weapons
The most dangerous you ever saw
Stick ’em up, Concealed Weapons
Concealed Weapons
They oughta be against the law

– The J. Geils Band



With apologies to Peter Wolf and the rest of the J. Geils Band (I love you guys – Worcester is right down the road from where I went to school!), California’s obsessive desire to outlaw ‘weapons’ (concealed and otherwise) is ridiculous, counterproductive, obnoxious, and just plain stupid. Why? Because just about anything can be used as a weapon. Making all weapons illegal makes everything illegal, and that begins to make life ridiculous.

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