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I going to travel to San Diego on a Oil Pipe Line seminar. Is my CHL worth anything in California? Could I take my gun to that state and legally carry?
 

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No...California sucks!
 

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I live 15 minutes from the CA border, and it never ceases to amaze me how close I am to a world so different. I was at Cabelas (reeeeally close to the NV/CA border outside of Reno), and after purchasing a **** load of 7.62x39 ammunition, accidentally got on the Interstate going the wrong way. Before I could find a place to turn around, I was in California. Loaded G23 on my hip and my 4-year old in the backseat sitting next to a case of ammunition that belonged to CA-illegal firearms...my ***hole puckered up preeeeeetty tight. Got back to the land of the free as fast as I could! I wish the big earthquake would hit so I would be suddenly blessed with beachfront property, and the State that has seceded from the Union in every way it can think, can live in peace by itself.
 

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If you do bring your "unloaded and locked" firearm to California, make sure to leave any mags that hold more then ten rounds at home unless you want to risk a felony.
 

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You can bring you gun to CA as long as you properly secure it for travel. High capacity mags are not an issue, as you reside in Texas and are only here temporarily. But now that you are here in San Diego, at you hotel, what do you really need it for? Turns out it is not illegal (not the same as legal) to open carry (unloaded) in CA, however, like Sonny Barger of the Hells Angels said "I don't recommend it..."
 

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High capacity mags are not an issue, as you reside in Texas and are only here temporarily.
Can you document this? I will be based at Vandenberg AFB for 10 months... Is that temporary enough??
 

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You can bring you gun to CA as long as you properly secure it for travel. High capacity mags are not an issue, as you reside in Texas and are only here temporarily. But now that you are here in San Diego, at you hotel, what do you really need it for? Turns out it is not illegal (not the same as legal) to open carry (unloaded) in CA, however, like Sonny Barger of the Hells Angels said "I don't recommend it..."
I thought OC was only legal in a county with a population below 300,000 in CA
 

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Any non-exempt person bringing a large capacity magazine(s) into CA is guilty of importing large capacity magazines.

Being a resident of another state is not an exemption to this.


CA Penal Code 12020
(a) Any person in this state who does any of the following is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison:
(2) Commencing January 1, 2000, manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, or lends, any large-capacity magazine.
 

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Unloaded open carry is legal in CA as long as you are not within a 1000 feet of a school zone.

Loaded open carry is only legal in CA, in unincorportated areas where it is legal to discharge a firearm.
 

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and after purchasing a **** load of 7.62x39 ammunition, accidentally got on the Interstate going the wrong way. Before I could find a place to turn around, I was in California. Loaded G23 on my hip and my 4-year old in the backseat sitting next to a case of ammunition that belonged to CA-illegal firearms...
7.62x39 ammuniton and AK47 with pinned mags or with MMG grip are fully legal to own here in CA. I just wish people would check the facts first before making any statements. It's like hearing an MMM saying that all firearms are dangerous.

It's a matter of making one's firearms compliant with the law so it will not be considered an assault weapon.
 

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No, there is a section in the code that allows out of state residents to bring into the state of CA guns(including AR's and tactical shotguns) and mags for certain purposes, such as participating in an organized competitive shooting match, gun show, or having the gun worked on by a gunsmith. I allways assume that anyone bring a gun into CA is going to shoot a USPSA match that weekend.....
 

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No, there is a section in the code that allows out of state residents to bring into the state of CA guns(including AR's and tactical shotguns) and mags for certain purposes, such as participating in an organized competitive shooting match, gun show, or having the gun worked on by a gunsmith. I allways assume that anyone bring a gun into CA is going to shoot a USPSA match that weekend.....
In regards to out-of-state competitors...
There's an exemption for assault weapons, but none for large capacity magazines.
Also the exemption, only covers the time traveling directly to the event, at the event and leaving directly from the event. No side trips or extended stays.



CA Penal Code 12280
(m) Subdivisions (a), and (b), and (c) shall not apply to the possession and importation of an assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle into this state by a nonresident if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The person is attending or going directly to or coming directly from an organized competitive match or league competition that involves the use of an assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle.
(2) The competition or match is conducted on the premises of one of the following:
(A) A target range that holds a regulatory or business license for the purpose of practicing shooting at that target range.
(B) A target range of a public or private club or organization that is organized for the purpose of practicing shooting at targets.
(3) The match or competition is sponsored by, conducted under the auspices of, or approved by, a law enforcement agency or a nationally or state recognized entity that fosters proficiency in, or promotes education about, firearms.
(4) The assault weapon or .50 BMG rifle is transported in accordance with Section 12026.1 or 12026.2.
(5) The person is 18 years of age or over and is not in a class of persons prohibited from possessing firearms by virtue of Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this code or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
 
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