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29800.  (a) (1) Any person who has been convicted of a felony under
the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other
state, government, or country, or of an offense enumerated in
subdivision (a), (b), or (d) of Section 23515, or who is addicted to
the use of any narcotic drug, and who owns, purchases, receives, or
has in possession or under custody or control any firearm is guilty
of a felony.
   (2) Any person who has two or more convictions for violating
paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 417 and who owns,
purchases, receives, or has in possession or under custody or control
any firearm is guilty of a felony.
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), any person who has been
convicted of a felony or of an offense enumerated in Section 23515,
when that conviction results from certification by the juvenile court
for prosecution as an adult in an adult court under Section 707 of
the Welfare and Institutions Code, and who owns or has in possession
or under custody or control any firearm is guilty of a felony.
   (c) Subdivision (a) shall not apply to a person who has been
convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States unless
either of the following criteria is satisfied:
   (1) Conviction of a like offense under California law can only
result in imposition of felony punishment.
   (2) The defendant was sentenced to a federal correctional facility
for more than 30 days, or received a fine of more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000), or received both punishments.


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