The California Gun Attorney

Law Offices of Bruce Colodny

California & Federal Gun Law

The California Gun Attorney

Defending The Second Amendment
Exclusively Gun Law

California gun laws are among the most restrictive in the United States and frequently put the California gun owner at risk for the loss of their firearms and their civil rights.

If you are a California gun owner who has been arrested for a criminal offense, involving weapons or explosives, or is being investigated by any local law enforcement, the DOJ (California Department of Justice), the ATF (Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives), or if you are buying or opening a firearms business, there are unique and complex legal issues best handled by an attorney that is experienced and knowledgeable in firearms law.  We are that firm.

Having centered our practice on legal matters involving firearms and weapons for 30 years we are recognized as authorities in our field. Many of our clients are referred to us by other attorneys because of our special knowledge and skill in these matters.

Our firm handles all cases in a professional and competent manner from misdemeanor to felony matters in all California & Federal courts.

If you have any legal matters where firearms or weapons are, or may become an issue, please call us so that you can be assured that you have the skilled legal representation you need to protect your liberty, your property and your rights.

Please click on the links in the menu bars at the top of this page to read our extensive selection of articles and videos for information and answers to some of the most common questions regarding both California and Federal gun laws.


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Areas of Practice


Criminal defense

Possession of Firearm by Felon or other Prohibited Person
Firearms in School & other Prohibited Places
Improper Sale, Transfer or Shipment of Firearms
Dealing in Firearms without a License
Exploding, Incendiary & Tracer Ammunition
False Statements made to Purchase Firearm

Assault Weapons
Concealed Handgun
Loaded Firearm
Destructive Devices
High Capacity Magazines
Unlawful Discharge of Firearm
Shooting in Closed Area

Straw Sales
Grenades & Launchers
Machine Guns & Conversion Parts
Multiburst Trigger Activators
Self-Defense Use of Firearm
Assault with Deadly Weapon
Short Barrel Rifles/Shotguns
Other Prohibited Weapons

Loss & Restoration of firearm rights

Restraining Order Defense
Reduction of Felony to Misdemeanor
Mental Health ("5150") Petition
Clearing Conviction Record
Wrongful Denial of Firearm Purchase/Transfer  

Civil & Property Rights                               

Federal Firearm Seizure & Forfeiture Actions
Motion for Release of Guns
Law Enforcement Gun Release Application.  

Federal Administrative Law

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF

Federal Firearms License (FFL) Applications
Transfer/Relocation/Closing Firearms Business
Regulatory Compliance Inspections
Special Occupational Taxpayer ("Class 3") Matters
Import & Export Applications
ATF Rulings  


California Administrative Law

California Department of Justice Firearms Bureau (DOJ)  

Assault Weapons
Machine Guns
Dangerous Weapon Permits - Applications/Denials/Renewals/Revocation
Short-Barreled Rifles & Shotguns
Destructive Devices
Removal from Centralized List of Firearm Dealers
Regulatory Compliance Inspections  

dealer & Manufacturer local licensing

Business Licenses - Applications/Denials/Renewals/Revocations
Police Permits
Special use Permits
Relocation within the Community
Change of Business Ownership 


Inheritance & Transfer of Firearms in an Estate
Registered or Unregistered Assault Weapons or Machine Guns in an Estate
Firearm Prohibited Beneficiaries or Residence of Anti-Gun States
Valuation of Firearms in an Estate.