Originally Posted by Quiet
A from the factory pistol grip only shotgun that has never had a shoulder stock attached is an "other" (Title 1) firearm.
In regards to transporting, most likely your Mossberg 500 Crusier will be treated like a long gun by most LEOs, since it does not meet the definition of a "firearm capable of being concealed upon a person" [PC 12001(a)(1)]. So, unloaded and not in a locked container would be legal, as long as you are not within 1000' of a school zone.
People v Clark clarified 12031(g).
In regards to your Mossberg 500 Cruiser...
... if you have shotgun shells in a side saddle and/or bandoleer sling, then it is not loaded.
... if you have shotgun shells in the tube magazine or a shotgun shell chambered, then it is loaded.
Originally Posted by RomanDad
Thus theres a better than decent chance that a Mossburg 500 will be considered to be a shotgun too. But who knows for sure? When in doubt, err on the side of caution.
Thank you very much, Quiet and RomanDad. You have supplied me with good information. I think that I will send some questions to Attorney General Brown. Perhaps his office will reply. Or should I ask questions of the California Department of Justice instead?
I never want an AOW or SBS. I wanted to see if the questions could be answered because there would be an interim period after moving to California before a C.C.W. could be issued to me. It seemed to me that transporting a legal-length unloaded, unconcealed shotgun (with or without a stock) with a side-saddle of shells (which could be placed in a locked, armored, bolted-down container when I am not in the vehicle) might not violate the C.P.C.
Kentucky honors any California C.C.W. license, as well as all other states Permits/Licenses. Thirty-three states have reciprocity with Kentucky, but California does not.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration, friends.