Originally Posted by wfb18
Thank you so much for your help, from four Senior Founding Members, no less. My friend tonight at work, who has spent much time in California, listened to my thoughts about this and essentially he told me the same thing as you are saying. I concede to your (and my friend's) very practical wisdom.
May I ask one more question please, before you delete this thread? Can one transport an unloaded pistol and a full magazine of ammunition in a locked, armored, bolted-down container within the vehicle's interior, while he waits for a California C.C.W. license to be issued?
Thank you all kindly for your help!
Ammo and gun must be seperate. put the unloaded gun in the locked container, and you can put the magazine of ammo anywhere. A huge requirement is however, you cannot bolt that lockbox to the vehicle, you should chain it or use a steel cable to lock it to the vehicle. (it if is bolted, it legally becomes part of the vehicle). I use a steel cable, lock the locked box to my seat base, it is legal and secure. No, you will not have quick access, that is the intent of the law I guess.
This issue has been reworked on the forum MANY times, just too lazy to search it and post links. Many of us use the Center of Mass brand lock boxes, which come with a steel cable...it makes you legal and provides some security for your gun.