Chapter 9. Silencers of California Penal Code >> Division 10. >> Title 4. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 9.
Any person, firm, or corporation who within this state
possesses a silencer is guilty of a felony and upon conviction
thereof shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h)
of Section 1170 or by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars
($10,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
Section 33410 shall not apply to, or affect, any of the
(a) The sale to, purchase by, or possession of silencers by
agencies listed in Section 830.1, or the military or naval forces of
this state or of the United States, for use in the discharge of their
(b) The possession of silencers by regular, salaried, full-time
peace officers who are employed by an agency listed in Section 830.1,
or by the military or naval forces of this state or of the United
States, when on duty and when the use of silencers is authorized by
the agency and is within the course and scope of their duties.
(c) The manufacture, possession, transportation, or sale or other
transfer of silencers to an entity described in subdivision (a) by
dealers or manufacturers registered under Chapter 53 (commencing with
Section 5801) of Title 26 of the United States Code and the
regulations issued pursuant thereto.