Off duty security officer with gun and son present reported because gun fell and security officer blew positive for alcohol intoxication when law enforcement arrived.
A so-called expungement, which is actually a dismissal under Penal Code §203 .4, specifically does not restore gun rights. Reducing some felonies to misdemeanors will restore gun rights, but there are exceptions for some offenses that carry a lifetime ban, even as a misdemeanor.
if you have any question whatsoever about your right to possess firearms in California, you should order a Personal Firearms Eligibility Check (PFEC) from the California Department of Justice.
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