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thegrayham
08-04-2010, 6:22 PM
How many of you keep either on you or in your trunk full time an unloaded locked gun? I as of right now only carry my guns with me when traveling to the range. But are there any cons to keeping a gun in the trunk? Any pros?

Midian
08-04-2010, 6:41 PM
Makes me feel better

bballwizard05
08-04-2010, 6:45 PM
Makes me feel better



+1 obviously now while I am driving as I can't get to it. However since its in the trunk, i dont' have it in another locked container, so if I felt I needed it while parked I could get to it relatively quick

Librarian
08-04-2010, 7:01 PM
How many of you keep either on you or in your trunk full time an unloaded locked gun? I as of right now only carry my guns with me when traveling to the range. But are there any cons to keeping a gun in the trunk? Any pros?

At least one 'con' - it's illegal to take firearms onto school grounds or university campuses without permission, or in the case of handguns, without CCW or permission. It seems to be illegal to take firearms onto post office property. And, it might be a violation of your employer's company policy.

But if your ordinary day does not encounter any of those, there is nothing else illegal about it.

Vox
08-04-2010, 7:27 PM
Idrive a truck.. what can I do? I can't put it in the trunk. I can't put the ammunition and the firearm in separate compartments of the car.. I've resorted to just breaking the law.

pullnshoot25
08-04-2010, 7:36 PM
Idrive a truck.. what can I do? I can't put it in the trunk. I can't put the ammunition and the firearm in separate compartments of the car.. I've resorted to just breaking the law.

Read the FAQ in my sig line.

ColdDeadHands1
08-04-2010, 7:43 PM
Idrive a truck.. what can I do? I can't put it in the trunk. I can't put the ammunition and the firearm in separate compartments of the car.. I've resorted to just breaking the law.

No need to break the law. Assuming you are talking about a handgun, get a small locking case of some kind and keep your gun and ammo in the same case, with the rounds not inserted into the gun. This is a nice, cheap ($30), fast to open solution:

http://www.gunvault.com/handgun-safes/nano-vault-300.html

http://www.gunvault.com/skin/frontend/default/gunvault/images/cms_block_images/products_images/nano-vault-300.jpg

http://www.gunvault.com/skin/frontend/default/gunvault/images/cms_block_images/products_images/nano-vault-300-2.jpg

Vox
08-04-2010, 8:10 PM
that's an attractive looking box. and thanks Pullnshoot.

thegrayham
08-04-2010, 9:53 PM
interesting... I'll have to look at the employee handbook. Thanks.

ZenMasta
08-04-2010, 10:12 PM
Vehicle gets stolen, you are SOL.

DisgruntledReaper
08-05-2010, 8:57 AM
Vehicle gets stolen, you are SOL.

dont drive a car that may get stolen....drive an older less desireable car or one that has crap for resale value.... or keep all the fancy wizbang stuff that attracts crooks out of sight.

As long as the rifle or handgun is properly stored you should not have any legal issues ...period.

Where I live the is literally NO direction I can leave my home from where I DONT go within the 'school zone' .....I transport legally and if a cop should say or try anything I basically tell him 'LOOK AT MY ADDRESS' wth am I supposed to do,cant help it.....give me a harrier and a landing pad..

I am redoing my steel box in my vehicle so I will be carrying a GMHB/BOB so will have a firearm or 2 constantly with me along with my normal 'pre camping' equipment.

Rossi357
08-05-2010, 9:15 AM
If money is an issue, check out this link. I use it.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/?category=&q=book+safe

Massan
08-05-2010, 3:16 PM
Could have sworn CA only allows you to transport firearms to/from home and place of purchase/official use(ie range, etc) :confused:

jazman
08-05-2010, 3:21 PM
Could have sworn CA only allows you to transport firearms to/from home and place of purchase/official use(ie range, etc) :confused:

And let me be the first of many to assure you you would be incorrect.

thayne
08-05-2010, 4:15 PM
Idrive a truck.. what can I do? I can't put it in the trunk. I can't put the ammunition and the firearm in separate compartments of the car.. I've resorted to just breaking the law.

Why would you need to put the ammunition and firearm in separate compartments? Just put them both into a lockable case

Charlie50
08-05-2010, 4:26 PM
And let me be the first of many to assure you you would be incorrect.

first of many here :) ... Locked, unloaded, with mag(s) loaded - not inserted, good to go...

l_Z_l
08-05-2010, 4:43 PM
http://thegunwiki.com/Gunwiki/RefLegalCaLUCC

http://gunwiki.net/Gunwiki/RefBlackhawkBeltPouchHolster

i was reading those last nite...seem like decent option...now i need to find a good bag and lock for my gun.

AIMSMALL
08-05-2010, 4:49 PM
Could have sworn CA only allows you to transport firearms to/from home and place of purchase/official use(ie range, etc) :confused:

Wrong, all thats required is that it is unloaded and in a locked container. Load your mags and put everything in the container of your choice then lock it and put it ANYWHERE in your car you want. I like to keep mine out of sight.

Oceanbob
08-05-2010, 6:45 PM
Idrive a truck.. what can I do? I can't put it in the trunk. I can't put the ammunition and the firearm in separate compartments of the car.. I've resorted to just breaking the law.


Buy a $29 combo lock briefcase at Staples. You can carry the weapon inside with a loaded magazine. Just make sure the magazine is not inserted into the weapon. Add some newspapers and other inert stuff. Lock it up.

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