Division 1. Preliminary Provisions of California Penal Code >> Division 1. >> Title 4. >> Part 6.
The provisions listed in Section 16580 shall be known and
may be cited as "The Dangerous Weapons Control Law."
If any section, subdivision, paragraph, subparagraph,
sentence, clause, or phrase of any provision listed in Section 16580
is for any reason held unconstitutional, that decision does not
affect the validity of any other provision listed in Section 16580.
The Legislature hereby declares that it would have passed the
provisions listed in Section 16580 and each section, subdivision,
paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, and phrase of those
provisions, irrespective of the fact that any one or more other
sections, subdivisions, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences,
clauses, or phrases be declared unconstitutional.
(a) For purposes of Sections 25400 and 26500, Sections 27500
to 27590, inclusive, Section 28100, Sections 29610 to 29750,
inclusive, Sections 29800 to 29905, inclusive, and Section 31615 of
this code, and any provision listed in subdivision (a) of Section
16585 of this code, and Sections 8100, 8101, and 8103 of the Welfare
and Institutions Code, notwithstanding the fact that the term "any
firearm" may be used in those sections, each firearm or the frame or
receiver of each firearm constitutes a distinct and separate offense
under those sections.
(b) For purposes of Section 25135, notwithstanding the fact that
the term "any firearm" may be used in that section, each firearm
constitutes a distinct and separate offense under that section.
As used in the provisions listed in Section 16580, an
offense that involves the violent use of a firearm includes any of
(a) A violation of paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (a) of
Section 245 or a violation of subdivision (d) of Section 245.
(b) A violation of Section 246.
(c) A violation of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section
(d) A violation of subdivision (c) of Section 417.
Each application that requires any firearms eligibility
determination involving the issuance of any license, permit, or
certificate pursuant to this part shall include two copies of the
applicant's fingerprints on forms prescribed by the Department of
Justice. One copy of the fingerprints may be submitted to the United
States Federal Bureau of Investigation.