California laws prohibiting gun ownership while possessing drugs still apply despite recent federal rulings on gun ownership, the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two, wrote Oct. 18.
Joshua Paul Allen was convicted by jury of possessing a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm and of carrying a loaded firearm June 7, 2022.
Law enforcement pulled Allen over Jan. 22, 2021. He was driving his car with a loaded firearm stuffed in his waistband. Allen claimed he took the gun from another person to prevent them from firing it at another, and during trial repeated that he was not the gun’s owner. Police also found 18 bullets, methamphetamine and a