Chapter 1. Miscellaneous Provisions of California Penal Code >> Division 8. >> Title 4. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 1.
(a) Except as provided in subdivision (c), a firearm of any
nature owned or possessed in violation of Chapter 1 (commencing with
Section 29610), Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 29800), or Chapter
3 (commencing with Section 29900) of Division 9 of this title, or
Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 8100) of Division 5 of the Welfare
and Institutions Code, or used in the commission of any misdemeanor
as provided in this code, any felony, or an attempt to commit any
misdemeanor as provided in this code or any felony, is, upon a
conviction of the defendant or upon a juvenile court finding that an
offense which would be a misdemeanor or felony if committed by an
adult was committed or attempted by the juvenile with the use of a
firearm, a nuisance, and is subject to Sections 18000 and 18005.
(b) A finding that the defendant was guilty of the offense but was
insane at the time the offense was committed is a conviction for the
purposes of this section.
(c) A firearm is not a nuisance pursuant to this section if the
firearm owner disposes of the firearm pursuant to Section 29810.
(d) This section does not apply to any of the following:
(1) Any firearm in the possession of the Department of Fish and
(2) Any firearm that was used in the violation of any provision of
the Fish and Game Code or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto.
(3) Any firearm that is forfeited pursuant to Section 5008.6 of
the Public Resources Code.