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KI6RYC
11-01-2009, 8:36 AM
I've been searching for this for a while and can't find much info on it.

Does anyone have experience using public transit going to/from a range?

As far as I can tell, 12026.2(a)(9) (http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/12026.2.html) makes it "not illegal."

Here is the scenario:

Unloaded pistol+mags, locked in a pelican hard case. Hard case is in a backpack. Taking a bus to the range.

Is it legal?

Vin496
11-01-2009, 9:12 AM
I see no reason it should be illegal, unless there is some odd city ordnance that prohibits firearms of any sort on public transit.

As long as it's in a locked case and mags w/ammo are not loaded into firearm, you are legal.

tat668
11-01-2009, 9:19 AM
I think that there are places that it is illegal if you have ammo and gun in possession, regardless if it is loaded into the firearms or not.

GrizzlyGuy
11-01-2009, 9:28 AM
Unloaded pistol+mags, locked in a pelican hard case. Hard case is in a backpack. Taking a bus to the range.


That is legal, the exemption you would use is 12026.1(a)(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."

It need not be a hard case: ""locked container" means a secure
container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock,
combination lock, or similar locking device."

The unloaded pistol and mags (even loaded mags) can be in the same case.

http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/12026.1.html

Librarian
11-01-2009, 9:51 AM
I think that there are places that it is illegal if you have ammo and gun in possession, regardless if it is loaded into the firearms or not.
Generally, that's if you're actually committing a crime - see
http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Defining_loaded_in_California - but there are a few more.

SJgunguy24
11-01-2009, 9:55 AM
Not telling you what you can or can't do, or to break any laws but OPSEC.

SHHHHHHHHH

There are some questions that don't need to be asked.

BigDogatPlay
11-01-2009, 9:55 AM
If the public authority that oversees the public transportation you plan to use has passed a system rule or an ordinance that forbids bringing weapons on board, then 12026 is going to be inoperative.