Too many laws breeds confusion

“There are over 800 California state statutes regulating the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, and use of firearms.

There are thousands of overlapping federal laws regulating firearms that apply in California.

And there are hundreds of administrative regulations, local ordinances, and California Department of Justice written and unwritten policies that also apply.

With all of the overlapping regulations, it’s no wonder that confusion runs rampant among California gun owners, police, prosecutors, and judges.

– C.D. Michel, California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations