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Old 11-17-2008, 12:40 PM
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Default Transporting Handguns in California (FAQ)

Transportation of Firearms in California. Specifically - Handguns


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12050. (a) (1) (A) The sheriff of a county, upon proof that the
person applying is of good moral character, that good cause exists
for the issuance, and that the person applying satisfies any one of
the conditions specified in subparagraph (D) and has completed a
course of training as described in subparagraph (E), may issue to
that person a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm
capable of being concealed upon the person in either one of the
following formats:
(i) A license to carry concealed a pistol, revolver, or other
firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.
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Originally Posted by CCWInstructor
CARRY, By legal definition, that means under your dominion and control.
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12026.1. (a) Section 12025 shall not be construed to prohibit any
citizen of the United States over the age of 18 years who resides or
is temporarily within this state, and who is not within the excepted
classes prescribed by Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this code or
Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, from
transporting or carrying any pistol, revolver, or other firearm
capable of being concealed upon the person, provided that the
following applies to the firearm:
(1) The firearm is within a motor vehicle and it is locked in the
vehicle's trunk or in a locked container in the vehicle other than
the utility or glove compartment.

(2) The firearm is carried by the person directly to or from any
motor vehicle for any lawful purpose and, while carrying the firearm,
the firearm is contained within a locked container.

(b) The provisions of this section do not prohibit or limit the
otherwise lawful carrying or transportation of any pistol, revolver,
or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person in
accordance with this chapter.

(c) As used in this section, "locked container" means a secure
container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock,
combination lock, or similar locking device
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Utility compartment = ANYTHING THAT IS FIXED TO ONES VEHICLE. As soon as you bolt down a case for your gun, you just violated Penal Code 12026.1

Do not store your gun inside the glove box, center console or any other compartment in ones vehicle that is permanently attached.

You may store the gun UNLOADED in a locked case and that case may be inside the trunk.

UNLOADED (firearm) = no ammunition or cartridge inside or near firearm.

keep the lock between the ammo and the UNLOADED firearm.

We recommend you err on the side of caution while transporting firearms. Its better to be within the law than to be in the gray area and be hooked and booked and become a test case.

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EXAMPLES:

Easy Solution = Center of Mass lockable box with cable around seat frame. You place the UNLOADED firearm in the Center of Mass box (no ammo, no magazine) and you lock it. ITS NOT FIXED TO THE VEHICLE......

Also you may use a simple Gun-Rug with the UNLOADED firearm inside and a lock placed thru the zipper and d-ring. Another example is keeping your UNLOADED firearm inside a range bag. Make sure you keep the firearm in its own compartment with a lock on that section. Must keep the UNLOADED firearm locked by itself.

These are merely just examples. There are many ways to keep your UNLOADED firearm locked but I recommend the Center-Of-Mass. Use your best judgement.


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