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05-08-2010, 2:15 PM
Is it considered locked and secured if you were to mount your rifle in a device similar to the one used in police vehicles? It would still be in the passenger compartment but access would be restricted. The mount could be between seats or behind the seats of a truck. In or out of sight.

05-08-2010, 2:32 PM
Yes, if the rifle is not a RAW (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Faq#How_do_I_legally_transport_a_registered_.22ass ault_weapon.22.3F). That would meet the requirements of the federal GFSZ law (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Gun_Free_School_Zones#Law):

(iii) that is—
(I) not loaded; and
(II) in a locked container, or a locked firearms rack that is
on a motor vehicle;

In or out of sight doesn't matter as a rifle is not a concealable firearm (12025 (http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/12025.html) is N/A).

FAQ reference: How do I legally transport a long gun (rifle or shotgun)? (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Faq#How_do_I_legally_transport_a_long_gun_.28rifle _or_shotgun.29.3F)

05-08-2010, 2:49 PM
Not that it's important outside of the conditions GrizzlyGuy notes, but rack such as you suggest is not a 'container'.