Driving to California, what gun to bring along?

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Driving to California, what gun to bring along?

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Post by ml1209 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:28 am

Just one. Rifle? Pistol? Shotgun? Revolver?

Of course, it has to CA-legal and all that.

Maybe a Ruger GP100 SS? Or a Marlin lever-action in .357? How about a Remington 870 12 ga? Glock 19 with 10-round mags?


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Post by Nuts » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:36 am

I would just stay out of that state.


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Post by Tex1961 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:45 am

Nuts wrote:I would just stay out of that state.
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Post by C-dub » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:47 am

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Just be careful with them. They're not allowed in some places. They hold an infinite number of rounds, but no magazine.
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Post by OneGun » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:14 am

Don't Go!
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Post by SQLGeek » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:21 am

Any normal handgun is fine as long as your magazines are 10-rounds or less. Don't worry about the approved gun roster or anything like that, that only applies to buying a gun in California from a dealer. I would stick to a handgun personally but you could bring a shotgun. I'd personally avoid bringing any type of AR/AK pattern rifle. You'd be good to go with a lever action. Those aren't considered assault weapons...yet...and you can even have more than a 10 round capacity for those because they have a tubular magazine.

And be sure you're transporting it legally:

"Pursuant to California Penal Code section 25610, a United States citizen over 18 years of age who is not prohibited from firearm possession, and who resides or is temporarily in California, may transport by motor vehicle any handgun provided it is unloaded and locked in the vehicle’s trunk or in a locked container. Furthermore, the handgun must be carried directly to or from any motor vehicle for any lawful purpose and, while being carried must be contained within a locked container.

Pursuant to California Penal Code section 16850, the term "locked container" means a secure container that is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment."

https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/travel
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Post by C-dub » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:48 am

Just wait until they figure out that some .22 levers can take as many as 21 rounds.

There's at least one Henry that can take 15-.22lr, 17-.22 long, and 21-.22 short rounds.
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Post by bmwrdr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:09 am

Why would you bring a gun to California? In my opinion it is asking for trouble.

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Post by Lynyrd » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:15 am

SQLGeek wrote: "Pursuant to California Penal Code section 25610, a United States citizen over 18 years of age who is not prohibited from firearm possession, and who resides or is temporarily in California, may transport by motor vehicle any handgun provided it is unloaded and locked in the vehicle’s trunk or in a locked container. Furthermore, the handgun must be carried directly to or from any motor vehicle for any lawful purpose and, while being carried must be contained within a locked container.

Pursuant to California Penal Code section 16850, the term "locked container" means a secure container that is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment."

https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/travel
I fail to see how I can defend myself with a gun that is inside a locked container. :headscratch

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Post by SQLGeek » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:36 am

Lynyrd wrote:
I fail to see how I can defend myself with a gun that is inside a locked container. :headscratch
The average Californian isn't allowed to defend themselves with a firearm outside of their home. :???:
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Post by bmwrdr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:51 am

SQLGeek wrote:
Lynyrd wrote:
I fail to see how I can defend myself with a gun that is inside a locked container. :headscratch
The average Californian isn't allowed to defend themselves with a firearm outside of their home. :???:
In other words it is a bad idea to bring a gun to California and the chances to return with a felony charge are increased by doing so.

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:58 am

Lynyrd wrote:
SQLGeek wrote: "Pursuant to California Penal Code section 25610, a United States citizen over 18 years of age who is not prohibited from firearm possession, and who resides or is temporarily in California, may transport by motor vehicle any handgun provided it is unloaded and locked in the vehicle’s trunk or in a locked container. Furthermore, the handgun must be carried directly to or from any motor vehicle for any lawful purpose and, while being carried must be contained within a locked container.

Pursuant to California Penal Code section 16850, the term "locked container" means a secure container that is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment."

https://oag.ca.gov/firearms/travel
I fail to see how I can defend myself with a gun that is inside a locked container. :headscratch

I have been to the nutjob state may times on vacation, but I will never go back willingly.
I'm picturing a lockbox with a combination lock. One might have their gun in the box, slide locked back, with the box closed but the combination set and ready to open. Loaded mag in the door pocket (assuming it can't be in the gun). If a situation happens, retrieve gun from lockbox while left hand grabs mag, quick reload and you are ready to go. Just don't get out of your vehicle for any reason. You may also want to invest in some bullet proofing of doors and windows.

And to answer the OP's question, with a 10 round mag max is there really a better choice than a 1911? Since you won't be carrying it, just bring a full size steel model.

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:59 am

bmwrdr wrote:
SQLGeek wrote:
Lynyrd wrote:
I fail to see how I can defend myself with a gun that is inside a locked container. :headscratch
The average Californian isn't allowed to defend themselves with a firearm outside of their home. :???:
In other words it is a bad idea to bring a gun to California and the chances to return with a felony charge are increased by doing so.

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But bringing a gun does increase your chances of returning at all.
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Post by bmwrdr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:19 am

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
bmwrdr wrote:
SQLGeek wrote:
Lynyrd wrote:
I fail to see how I can defend myself with a gun that is inside a locked container. :headscratch
The average Californian isn't allowed to defend themselves with a firearm outside of their home. :???:
In other words it is a bad idea to bring a gun to California and the chances to return with a felony charge are increased by doing so.

:banghead:
But bringing a gun does increase your chances of returning at all.
... and it may be a good idea to contact a CA law office before leaving.

http://tracygraysonlaw.com/practice-are ... ns-charges
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Re: Driving to California, what gun to bring along?

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:57 am

bmwrdr wrote:
Soccerdad1995 wrote:
bmwrdr wrote:
SQLGeek wrote:
Lynyrd wrote:
I fail to see how I can defend myself with a gun that is inside a locked container. :headscratch
The average Californian isn't allowed to defend themselves with a firearm outside of their home. :???:
In other words it is a bad idea to bring a gun to California and the chances to return with a felony charge are increased by doing so.

:banghead:
But bringing a gun does increase your chances of returning at all.
... and it may be a good idea to contact a CA law office before leaving.

http://tracygraysonlaw.com/practice-are ... ns-charges
You may also want to pre-emptively bribe the local government officials to avoid being jailed for something that is not illegal. Good advice in all third world countries, including California.
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