Why wasn't "Battered woman carrying firearm" convicted of Misdemeanor?


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bobby68
January 18, 2006, 12:40 PM
The response by Mark-in-California voiced my concern,

"The article leaves the impression she was convicted/plead guilty to a Felony. First time convictions of a CCW a violation is a misdemenanor as long as the weapon is regestered to you."

My understanding from the packing.org website was that the first time offense is only a misdemeanor. So how could the woman be convicted thusly if, as she claims, she has never commited a crime, and that she had purchased the weapon legally? Is there some point to that "first-time" condition that i am not aware of, or is Mark correct that pershaps the lady, or the article, isn't telling the truth about her past convictions. Or is it because she left the firearm at the store, making it a different crime rather than CCW.

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Double Naught Spy
January 18, 2006, 01:07 PM
Did you actually read the other thread on this where the misdemeanor/felony aspect was discussed?

I am not sure how you arrived at the notion that it was a felony conviction. You can do time for misdemeanors.

geekWithA.45
January 18, 2006, 01:35 PM
The article mentioned that she was now prohibitted from owning a gun, even in her home, apparently as a result of the conviction.

Or was it as a result of the SF civilian enfeeblement statute?

Telperion
January 18, 2006, 02:20 PM
geek, numerous California misdemeanors (mostly gun-related offenses) carry a 10-year prohibition on gun possession in California.

The Viking
January 18, 2006, 03:23 PM
geek, numerous California misdemeanors (mostly gun-related offenses) carry a 10-year prohibition on gun possession in California.
Would this apply if she were to move to another state? I assume there would be trouble with background checks, but could legally buy a handgun in a private sale?

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