Chapter 2. Unlawful Possession, Sale, Or Transportation of California Penal Code >> Division 11. >> Title 3. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 2.
Any person, firm, or corporation who within this state
knowingly sells or offers for sale, possesses, or transports any tear
gas or tear gas weapon, except as permitted under the provisions of
this division, is guilty of a public offense and upon conviction
thereof shall be punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for
not exceeding one year or by a fine not to exceed two thousand
dollars ($2,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
Each tear gas weapon sold, transported, or possessed under
the authority of this division shall bear the name of the
manufacturer and a serial number applied by the manufacturer.
(a) Any person who changes, alters, removes, or obliterates
the name of the manufacturer, the serial number, or any other mark of
identification on any tear gas weapon is guilty of a public offense
and, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to
subdivision (h) of Section 1170 or by a fine of not more than two
thousand dollars ($2,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(b) Possession of any such weapon upon which the same shall have
been changed, altered, removed, or obliterated, shall be presumptive
evidence that such possessor has changed, altered, removed, or
obliterated the same.