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NCJ Number: 183408 Find in a Library
Title: Peace Officers' Guide to California's Dangerous Weapons Laws
Author(s): Rick Bruce
Editor(s): Joel Carey
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 129
Sponsoring Agency: Barbary Coast Publishing
San Bruno, CA 94066
Publication Number: ISBN 0-9653621-1-6
Sale Source: Barbary Coast Publishing
P.O. Box 99
San Bruno, CA 94066
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume aims to help police officers and the public understand California laws regarding weapons, based on 43 concepts involved in the California State laws related to each type of weapons.
Abstract: The introduction notes that different chapters of the California Penal code may cover similar groups of weapons, that a word picture and an illustration accompanies the presentation of each concept, and that the multiple-choice questions that follow each concept aim to ensure that the student understands the concept before proceeding to the next one. The next section explains the concept of the elements of the crime; the classification of offenses; and the role of Federal law, local laws, and case law related to weapons. Among handgun concepts are the concepts that carrying a concealed handgun in public is a misdemeanor, that carrying an unconcealed handgun in public is lawful, and that it is a misdemeanor for a minor to possess a handgun without parental permission. Other concepts focus on rifles and shotguns, loaded firearms and ammunition, other firearms, bladed weapons, miscellaneous weapons, exhibiting weapons, and the discharge of firearms. Illustrations, charging sheet, and index
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): California; Citizen gun ownership; Firearms acts; Gun Control; Gun control legislation; Illicit firearms; Police responsibilities; State laws; Weapons violations
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