Originally Posted by Justaguy
Pragmatic solution: Carry it in the trunk. It's expensive to be a "test case".
Thank you very much, Justaguy
, for your suggestion.
People v. Clark was the test case, and all the sessions of the California legislature since 1996 have been content to leave the now superceded language of C.P.C. 12031(g) uncorrected. It would be simplicity itself to revise C.P.C 12031(g) to reflect People v. Clark. An out-of-stater like myself concludes that some belligerent California legislators are intimidating Californians who still think that they cannot transport their weapon and their ammunition together.
An out-of-stater like myself is frustrated to realize that my odds of obtaining a C.C.W. license in California are greater if I re-locate in some particular county, and then to realize that a C.C.W. license might not be honored one county away.
An out-of-stater like myself is frustrated that I have passed FBI, NCIC, and sheriff background checks and ten or more other legal qualifications to hold a C.C.D.W. license that California will not honor, even though my state honors California C.C.W. licenses.
An out-of-stater like myself is frustrated that 40,000 illegal alien gangmembers operate in Los Angeles, that perhaps 300,000 total gangmembers operate in Los Angeles, that perhaps 2 million gangmembers operate in California or are locked up, many eventually to be released and return to violent activity. Yet I would be expected to wait months to establish residency and wait more months uncertain if a C.C.W. license will be granted. In my state, the sheriff "shall issue" a C.C.D.W. license without exception to every qualified applicant.
An out-of-stater like myself has no confidence that keeping a weapon locked in the trunk is appropriate for self-defense. I am now confidant 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) does not violate the C.P.C.