2009 California Penal Code - Section 12420-12422 :: Article 2. Unlawful Possession And Sale

SECTION 12420-12422

12420.  Any person, firm, or corporation who within this state
knowingly sells or offers for sale, possesses, or transports any tear
gas or tear gas weapon, except as permitted under the provisions of
this chapter, is guilty of a public offense and upon conviction
thereof shall be punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for
not exceeding one year or by a fine not to exceed two thousand
dollars ($2,000), or by both.

12421.  Each tear gas weapon sold, transported or possessed under
the authority of this chapter shall bear the name of the manufacturer
and a serial number applied by him.

12422.  Any person who changes, alters, removes or obliterates the
name of the manufacturer, the serial number or any other mark of
identification on any tear gas weapon is guilty of a public offense
and, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state
prison or by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000) or
by both.
   Possession of any such weapon upon which the same shall have been
changed, altered, removed, or obliterated, shall be presumptive
evidence that such possessor has changed, altered, removed, or
obliterated the same.

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