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Penal Code 24310 PC – Are Camouflaging Firearm Containers Illegal in California?
Under Penal Code 24310, it is illegal to do any of the following with respect to camouflaging firearm containers:
Import into the State of California,
Keep for sale,
Offer for sale,
What is a camouflaging firearm container?
A camouflaging firearm container is an object that holds a gun, but nonetheless does not look like it contains a firearm. This element of concealment is the reason for the use of the term “camouflaging.” The container in question is also designed so that the firearm inside it can be fired without removing it from the container.
If a person performs any of these acts with a camouflaging firearm container, he or she can get charged with either
Penal Code 1170(h) PC is a catchall provision for felony sentencing. When a statute calls for punishment pursuant to Penal Code 1170(h), the judge can sentence the defendant to a county jail term of:
Two years, or
In addition to jail time, a person guilty of a crime under PC 24310 may be subject to a fine in the amount between $1,000 and $10,000.
Are there other laws prohibiting these devices?
California Penal Code 16590 PC is California’s statute governing “generally prohibited weapons.” The section lists several weapons/objects that are generally prohibited in the State of California. Camouflaging firearm containers are one such type of object, specifically banned under PC 16590 (f).
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