Three homemade bombs with timers, two homemade guns, bomb making material, knives, pepper spray and more weapons were found in the home of Ronald Gary Turner during a lawful search of a Costa Mesa home. In April of 2008, Turner was charged with domestic violence and was ordered to go to a treatment program. When he didn’t show up and allegedly threatened his wife, a warrant was issued. During a routine traffic stop a few months later, he was pulled over and then arrested. His house was searched and tons of weapons were found. He was charged with 10 felonies, including two counts of stalking, three counts of possession of a destructive device intended to injure and one count of possession of a handmade deadly weapon. This week he was convicted of those 10 charges and can face up to 15 years in prison.
The Second Amendment of the U.S. constitution grants individuals the right to posses arms. Each state can decide what weapons will be legal, which ones need permits and which ones are illegal. In California, most weapons need a permit and registration. Whether you live in Fullerton, San Clemente or Garden Grove, if you are unsure about the legality of certain weapons, call an experienced California attorney.
If you want to know more about weapon laws or your own charges, call California criminal defense attorney William Weinberg @ 949.474.8008 in his Irvine office.