FIREARMS AND THE LAW

By: Wallin & Klarich

You might know that California law prohibits convicted felons from possessing or owning firearms. California Penal Code Section 12021 makes it illegal to possess a firearm in California for any person who has previously been convicted of any Felony offense in California. That prohibition is for life. But, I’ll bet you did not know that …

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Does the Second Amendment protect an individual’s right to own and possess a firearm?

By: Wallin & Klarich

The United States Supreme Court might be primed to address this question thanks to a recent opinion by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, DC. Parker v. District of Columbia (Ct. App. Case No. 04-7041 decided March 9, 2007). In Parker, six residents of Washington, DC sued …

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