Frequently Asked Questions

Safe Guns in Safe Places for Safe Families

No. California law is not specific on this question, although California law does state in CPC Sec 25110 (9):

Criminal Storage of a Firearm in the First Degree.

(Summary) You cannot dispose of a firearm if you know or reasonably should know that a child or someone not legally eligible to be in possession (such as a felon), is likely to gain access to the firearm.

Penalty is 16 months in prison and/or up to $10,000 fine.

In short, all trash in Orange County is required to go to a transfer station where the trash is divided up for recycling and would “likely” be found at that point.

SOLUTION: California Gun Services can legally take possession of the unwanted firearm and disassemble, destroy or sell it.