Article 2. Gun Show Enforcement And Security Act Of 2000 of California Penal Code >> Division 6. >> Title 4. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 2.
This article shall be known, and may be cited as, the Gun
Show Enforcement and Security Act of 2000.
All gun show or event vendors shall certify in writing to
the producer that they:
(a) Will not display, possess, or offer for sale any firearms,
knives, or weapons for which possession or sale is prohibited.
(b) Acknowledge that they are responsible for knowing and
complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws dealing
with the possession and transfer of firearms.
(c) Will not engage in activities that incite or encourage hate
(d) Will process all transfers of firearms through licensed
firearms dealers as required by state law.
(e) Will verify that all firearms in their possession at the show
or event will be unloaded, and that the firearms will be secured in a
manner that prevents them from being operated except for brief
periods when the mechanical condition of a firearm is being
demonstrated to a prospective buyer.
(f) Have complied with the requirements of Section 27320.
(g) Will not display or possess black powder, or offer it for
All firearms transfers at a gun show or event shall be in
accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
Except for purposes of showing ammunition to a prospective
buyer, ammunition at a gun show or event may be displayed only in
closed original factory boxes or other closed containers.
(a) Before commencement of a gun show or event, each vendor
who will offer for sale firearms manufactured after December 31,
1898, shall provide to the producer all of the following information
relative to the vendor, the vendor's employees, and other persons,
compensated or not, who will be working or otherwise providing
services to the public at the vendor's display space:
(1) The person's complete name.
(2) The person's driver's license or state-issued identification
(3) The person's date of birth.
(b) The producer shall keep the information at the onsite
headquarters of the show or event for the duration of the show or
event, and at the producer's regular place of business for two weeks
after the conclusion of the show or event. The producer shall make
the information available upon request to any sworn peace officer for
purposes of the officer's official law enforcement duties.
At any gun show or event, each vendor and each employee of a
vendor shall wear a name tag indicating first and last name.
No person at a gun show or event, other than security
personnel or sworn peace officers, shall possess at the same time
both a firearm and ammunition that is designed to be fired in the
firearm. Vendors having those items at the show for sale or
exhibition are exempt from this prohibition.
No member of the public who is under the age of 18 years
shall be admitted to, or be permitted to remain at, a gun show or
event unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Any member of
the public who is under the age of 18 years shall be accompanied by
that person's parent, grandparent, or legal guardian while at the
show or event.
(a) Persons other than show or event security personnel,
sworn peace officers, or vendors, who bring firearms onto the gun
show or event premises shall sign in ink the tag or sticker that is
attached to the firearm prior to being allowed admittance to the show
or event, as provided for in subdivision (b).
(b) All firearms carried onto the premises of a gun show or event
by members of the public shall be checked, cleared of any ammunition,
secured in a manner that prevents them from being operated, and an
identification tag or sticker shall be attached to the firearm, prior
to the person being allowed admittance to the show. The
identification tag or sticker shall state that all firearms transfers
between private parties at the show or event shall be conducted
through a licensed dealer in accordance with applicable state and
federal laws. The person possessing the firearm shall complete the
following information on the tag before it is attached to the
(1) The gun owner's signature.
(2) The gun owner's printed name.
(3) The identification number from the gun owner's
government-issued photo identification.
Any person who possesses a firearm at a gun show or event
shall have government-issued photo identification in immediate
possession, and shall display it upon request to any security officer
or peace officer.
(a) Unless otherwise specified, a first violation of this
article is an infraction.
(b) Any second or subsequent violation of this article is a
(c) Any person who commits an act the person knows to be a
violation of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor for a first