Article 2. Exemptions of California Penal Code >> Division 5. >> Title 2. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 2.
(a) Nothing in this chapter prohibits the sale to, purchase
by, or possession, transportation, storage, or use of, a destructive
device or explosive by any of the following:
(1) Any peace officer listed in Section 830.1 or 830.2, or any
peace officer in the Department of Justice authorized by the Attorney
General, while on duty and acting within the scope and course of
(2) Any member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps of
the United States, or the National Guard, while on duty and acting
within the scope and course of employment.
(b) Nothing in this chapter prohibits the sale to, or the
purchase, possession, transportation, storage, or use by any person
who is a regularly employed and paid officer, employee, or member of
a fire department or fire protection or firefighting agency of the
federal government, the State of California, a city, county, city and
county, district, or other public or municipal corporation or
political subdivision of this state, while on duty and acting within
the scope and course of employment, of any equipment used by that
department or agency in the course of fire suppression.