Gang-Related Legislation by Subject
(Laws Updated Through December 2017)

Weapons

States for this subject:
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Utah
Washington

Alaska view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://akleg.gov/index.php.

Alaska Stat. § 11.61.190. Misconduct involving weapons in the first degree

Arizona view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.azleg.gov/arstitle/.

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3102. Misconduct involving weapons; defenses; classification; definitions

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3115. Forensics firearms identification system

Arkansas view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us.

Ark. Code § 5-74-107. Unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle

California view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml.

Cal. Civ. Code § 3485 (LexisNexis {Repealed effective January 1, 2024}["Illegal conduct involving an unlawful weapons or ammunition on real property; Procedures required prior to filing action to abate; Applicability; Report"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 186.22a (LexisNexis). ["Building or place used by gang members as nuisance"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 186.28 (LexisNexis). ["Supplying, selling, or giving possession or control of firearm to another"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 189 (LexisNexis). ["Degrees of murder"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 246 (LexisNexis). ["Discharge of firearm at inhabited dwelling house, occupied building, vehicle, aircraft, inhabited housecar or inhabited camper; Penalty"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 246.1 (LexisNexis). ["Forfeiture of vehicle involved in violent offenses; Disposition of proceeds"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 12021.5 (LexisNexis {Repealed effective January 1, 2022}). ["Commission or attempted commission of street gang crime while carrying firearm"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 12022.53 (LexisNexis). ["Use of firearm in commission of felony; Discharge; Injury"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 12022.55 (LexisNexis). ["Additional punishment for discharging firearm from vehicle"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 19200 (LexisNexis). ["Possession of handgrenade; Punishment"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 25400 (LexisNexis). ["Carrying concealed firearm; Carrying firearm openly in belt holster; Punishment"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 25850 (LexisNexis). ["Carrying loaded firearm in public; Punishment; Previous conviction; Prosecution under other section; Arrest without warrant"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 27590 (LexisNexis). ["Punishment for violation of article"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 30305 (LexisNexis). ["Persons prohibited from owning or possessing firearm prohibited from owning, possessing, or controlling ammunition"]

Cal. Pen. Code § 34200 (LexisNexis). ["Report on use of firearms in commission of crimes"]

Cal. Wel. &. Inst. Code § 707 (LexisNexis). ["Decision whether to transfer minor to court of criminal jurisdiction; Investigation and submission of report; Criteria"]

Cal. Wel. &. Inst. Code § 827 (LexisNexis). ["Limited dissemination of records; Misdemeanor violation of confidentiality provisions"]

California Pen Code § 246.3. Discharging Firearm or BB Device in Grossly Negligent Manner; Punishment

Colorado view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://leg.colorado.gov/agencies/office-legislative-legal-services/colorado-revised-statutes.

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 16-13-301 (LexisNexis). [Definitions: Abatement of Public Nuisance]

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 16-13-303 (LexisNexis). ["Class 1 public nuisance"]

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-107.5 (LexisNexis). ["Illegal discharge of a firearm - penalty"]

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 19-2-508 (LexisNexis). ["Detention and shelter - hearing - time limits - findings - review - confinement with adult offenders - restrictions"]

Delaware view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://delcode.delaware.gov/.

Del. Code tit. 10, § 7103. [Definitions: Criminal Nuisance Abatement]

Florida view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/.

Fla. Stat. § 775.087. Possession or use of weapon; aggravated battery; felony reclassification; minimum sentence

Fla. Stat. § 775.0846. Possession of bulletproof vest while committing certain offenses

Fla. Stat. § 790.15. Discharging firearm in public or on residential property

Georgia view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.

Ga. Code Ann. § 16-5-21 (LexisNexis). ["Aggravated assault"]

Ga. Code Ann. § 16-11-131 (LexisNexis). ["Possession of firearms by convicted felons and first offender probationers"]

Ga. Code Ann. § 16-11-160 (LexisNexis). ["Use of machine guns, sawed-off rifles, sawed-off shotguns, or firearms with silencers during commission of certain offenses; enhanced criminal penalties"]

Idaho view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/.

Idaho Code Ann. § 18-8505. Supplying Firearms to a Criminal Gang

Illinois view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp.

105 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/10-21.4a. Principals and assistant principals—Duties

625 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/6-206. Discretionary authority to suspend or revoke license or permit; right to a hearing

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/12-2. Aggravated assault

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/12-2. Aggravated assault

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/24-1.8. Unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/33A-3. Sentence [Armed Violence]

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/36-1. Property subject to forfeiture

720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/36-1. Property subject to forfeiture [As amended by P.A. 98-699, effective January 1, 2015, Repealed on June 11, 2022]

Indiana view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2017/ic/titles/034.

Ind. Code § 31-30-1-4. Juvenile court lacks jurisdiction over individuals at least 16 years of age committing certain felonies; retention and transfer of jurisdiction by court having adult criminal jurisdiction

Ind. Code § 35-47-4-5. Unlawful possession of firearm by serious violent felon

Iowa view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.legis.iowa.gov/law/iowaCode.

Iowa Code § 708.6. Intimidation with a dangerous weapon

Louisiana view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://legis.la.gov/legis/LawSearch.aspx.

La. Stat. Ann. § 14:37.1. Assault by drive-by shooting

La. Stat. Ann. § 14:107.2. Hate crimes

La. Stat. Ann. § 15:1405.2. Possession of firearms, ammunition, and dangerous weapons by criminal street gangs; forfeiture

La. Stat. Ann. § Art. 890.1. Waiver of minimum mandatory sentences; procedure; exceptions

La. Stat. Ann. § Art. 890.3. Sentencing for crimes of violence

La. Stat. Ann. § Art. 893.3. Sentence imposed on felony or specifically enumerated misdemeanor in which firearm was possessed, used, or discharged

Maine view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/.

17-A M.R.S. § 202, Felony Murder

Massachusetts view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://malegislature.gov/Laws/Search.

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 140, § 131Q Tracing by licensing authority of firearm, rifle or shotgun, large capacity weapon, machine gun or assault weapon used to carry out criminal act; statistical data; annual report

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 265, § 21A, Assault, confinement, etc. of person for purpose of stealing motor vehicle; weapons; punishment

Minnesota view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/.

Minn. Stat. § 609.11. Minimum sentences of imprisonment

Minn. Stat. § 609.19. Murder in the Second Degree

Minn. Stat. § 609.66. Dangerous Weapons

Minn. Stat. § 609.185. Murder in the First Degree

Minn. Stat. § 609.5318. Forfeiture of Vehicles Used in Drive-By Shootings

Minn. Stat. § 624.712. Definitions [Firearms]

Minn. Stat. § 624.713. Certain Persons Not to Possess Firearms

Minn. Stat. § 624.714. Carrying of Weapons Without Permit; Penalty

Mississippi view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.sos.ms.gov/Education-Publications/Pages/Mississippi-Code.aspx.

Miss. Code Ann. § 47-7-3. Parole of Prisoners; Conditions for Eligibility; Determination of Tentative Hearing Date

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-1-5. Accessories after the fact; punishment

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-3-2. Crimes of Violence Defined

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-3-109. Drive-by shooting; drive-by bombing

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-3-110. Seizure and forfeiture of firearms unlawfully possessed by juveniles and of motor vehicles used in drive-by shootings or bombings

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-3-111. Forfeiture of vehicles used in drive-by shootings or bombings

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-3-117. Mississippi Carjacking Act; what constitutes offense of carjacking; attempted carjacking; armed carjacking; Penalty

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-29. Shooting into dwelling house

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-44-17. Forfeiture of Firearms, Ammunition, and Dangerous Weapons Used by Criminal Street Gangs; Disposition of Property Seized; Procedure.

Missouri view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/statutesAna.html.

MO Rev Stat § 578.435. Weapon Defined—Weapons Owned or in Possession of Gang Members May Be Confiscated—Weapon Deemed a Nuisance and Destroyed by Court Order, When

MO Rev Stat § 578.437. Weapon not to be declared a nuisance unless notice given to lawful owner, procedure -- burden of proof on state that return of weapon would endanger lives [Effective January 1, 2017]

MO Rev Stat§ 571.030 R.S.Mo. Unlawful use of weapons -- exceptions -- Penalty [Effective January 1, 2017]

Montana view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/index.html.

Mont. Code Ann. § 45-8-406. Supplying of Firearms to Criminal Street Gang

Nevada view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.leg.state.nv.us/law1.cfm.

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.287. Discharging Firearm Within or From Structure or Vehicle; Penalty

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.362. Sale, transfer or disposal of firearm or ammunition to certain persons prohibited; purchase of firearm on behalf of certain persons prohibited; Penalty; exceptions

New Jersey view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&vid=Publish:10.1048/Enu.

N.J. Rev. Stat. § 2C:38-2. Crime of terrorism; definitions [September 11th, 2001 Anti-Terrorism Act]

N.J. Rev. Stat. § 52:17B-5.3. Submission of Reports Relative to Certain Offenses; Information

New Mexico view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://public.nmcompcomm.us/nmnxtadmin/.

N.M. Stat. § 30-3-8. Shooting at Dwelling or Occupied Building; Shooting at or From a Motor Vehicle

N.M. Stat. § 30-3-8.2. Court Record of Conviction; Revocation of Driver’s License

N.M. Stat. § 31-18-15.2. Definitions [Criminal Sentencing Act]

North Carolina view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www2.ncleg.net/Laws/GeneralStatuteChapters.

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-34.9. Discharging a Firearm From Within an Enclosure

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-50.23. Contraband, Seizure, and Forfeiture

Ohio view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/.

Ohio Rev. Code § 2929.14. Definite Prison terms

Ohio Rev. Code § 2941.146. Firearm Discharged From Motor Vehicle Specification

Oklahoma view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/index.asp?ftdb=STOKST&level=1.

21 Okla. Stat. tit. § 652. Shooting With Intent to Kill—Assault and Battery With Deadly Weapon, Etc.

Oregon view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/Pages/ORS.aspx.

Or. Rev. Stat. § 163.707. Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle Used in Drive-By Shooting

Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.220. Unlawful Use of Weapon

Rhode Island view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/.

R.I. Gen. Laws § 8-2-15.1. Gun court calendar

South Carolina view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/statmast.php.

South Carolina § 16-8-260. Seizure of Firearms, Ammunition, Electronic Records, Money, Etc.; Forfeiture Actions

Texas view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Index.aspx.

Texas Penal Code § 46.02. Unlawful Carrying Weapons

Utah view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit https://le.utah.gov/xcode/code.html.

Utah § 76-9-804. Convicted Criminal Gang Offender—Prohibition

Washington view all subjects for this state To access this state’s laws, visit http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/.

Washington § 9.41.225. Use of Machine Gun in Felony—Penalty

Washington § 9.94A.701. Community Custody—Offenders Sentenced to the Custody of the Department

Washington § 9.94A.829. Special Allegation—Offense Committed by Criminal Street Gang Member or Associate—Procedures


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