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Old 12-29-2009, 08:50 PM
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Default Open carry in remote areas?

I have read that it is okay to open carry in California as long as you are in a rural area such as mountains, county areas, or foothills. However my local GR say's no. Anyone have info or experience in this area?
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:59 PM
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try reading this and see if it helps...

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/Cfl2007.pdf
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I do believe that you can CCW without a permit in a campground, right?
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:22 PM
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I do believe that you can CCW without a permit in a campground, right?
A campsite is considered a temporary residence the same as a hotel room.
See page 32 of http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/Cfl2007.pdf under the heading Firearms in the home or business.
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Ditto on see pg 32. Personal experience: OK to open carry on BLM and Natl Forest lands. Your location says Fresno, I open carry in Blue Canyon, Jose Basin, Tamarack Ridge, other Sierra Natl Forest areas, OK per SNF Enforcement. County areas or foothills, I don’t think so. Wilderness areas will vary. Obviously it’s best to check with local authority first as there are always exceptions.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:57 PM
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If you are in a public area where you can legally discharge a firearm, then you can also legally open carry a firearm.

CA law [PC 12031(a)(1)] says where you can not carry a loaded firearm in public.

So, if you are in an unincorporated territory where it is legal to shoot, you can open carry a loaded firearm.

Penal Code 12031
(a)(1) A person is guilty of carrying a loaded firearm when he or she carries a loaded firearm on his or her person or in a vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of unincorporated territory.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:00 AM
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You can legally Open Carry (12025(f)) anywhere that its not expressly prohibited. The most common prohibitions are: the Gun Free School Zone (626.9) and public buildings (171b) both are prohibited without an applicable exception.

However, the far more important statute, as pointed out by Quiet, is 12031 which lays out very specific conditions for when a firearm may be loaded.
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This is a CCW site and not one where we generally discuss open carry. You're better off checking out "opencarry . org" or "Calguns . net" if you want to discuss this more in-depth.

Generally these threads are locked, but I guess all of the moderators are gone for the holidays. Happy New Year.
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IBTL then......

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I do believe that you can CCW without a permit in a campground, right?
CampSITE yes, campground, no.

Hotel room yes, hotel hallway, no.
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I do believe that you can CCW without a permit in a campground, right?
Campground = No.

Campsite:
CCW = Probably Yes - Exemption is 12026.2(a)(11) - Unless explicitly restricted by a local authority
Loaded = Yes - Exemption is 12031(l) That's L as in Lima
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