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If you choose to own a gun in California, this book could keep you out of jail!

book_cover_now_availableAttorney C.D. Michel’s comprehensive new book on California firearm laws is now available. Order “California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations” now at

When can you use deadly force? Who can possess a gun? When are you permitted to have a gun? Where can you have a gun? How must a gun be possessed? How do you get your gun rights back? Which guns are banned? How do you get your guns back from the police? Can you carry a gun in public? This book answers these questions, and many others.

California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations explores and explains the firearm laws affecting California firearm owners. Packed with the results of thousands of hours of legal research and insights from 20 years of practical experience in state and federal courts, the 320- page comprehensive resource and reference book sells for just $24.95. Visit to order.

Having firearms for self-defense, sport, and hunting is your individual constitutional right. But exercising that right carries extraordinary responsibilities. Along with your responsibility to know and follow safety procedures, you also have increased responsibility to comply with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. There are over 800 California state statutes regulating the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, and use of firearms. There are thousands of overlapping federal laws regulating firearms that apply in California. And there are hundreds of administrative regulations, local ordinances, and California Department of Justice Firearms Bureau written and unwritten policies that also apply. On top of the already byzantine regulatory scheme, on January 1, 2012 California firearm laws were completely reorganized and re-numbered. These revisions make it a little easier to understand the law. But it takes a lot of getting used to. Because of the complexity of the laws, inadvertent gun law violations by well-intentioned good people are increasingly common. In the politicized legal environment of California “gun-control” laws, the consequences of even an inadvertent violation can be severe.

With all the overlapping regulations, it’s no wonder that confusion runs rampant among California gun owners, as well as among police, prosecutors, and judges.

To protect yourself, you need to know the law. This book will help. Don’t become an accidental criminal. California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations tells you how to legally buy, own, transport and possess firearms, legally use deadly force, and how to – or whether you can – get your firearms or firearm rights back if they are taken away. The book warns about common legal “traps” and troublesome “gray areas” that California firearm owners often unintentionally fall into, and informs those who are subject to California’s complex firearms laws so that they can avoid inadvertently violating them. It will also educate those tasked with enforcing those laws so they can avoid mistaken arrests and prosecutions.

cd-michel-blogWritten by C.D. “Chuck” Michel, a firearms attorney with 20 years of experience representing the National Rifle Association (NRA) and California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA), as well as firearm manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and gun owners, California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations is an invaluable resource.

Michel has been litigating civil and criminal firearm cases since 1991, many of which were high profile and attracted state and national media attention. His clients include the NRA, the CRPA, FFLGuard, gun manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and individual gun owners. He has represented thousands of individuals and companies charged with violating California’s confusing firearms laws. He has litigated hundreds of firearms cases involving constitutional issues, including Second Amendment challenges, in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. “Professor” Michel also teaches classes in Firearms Law and Law Practice Management as an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California.

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