View Full Version : locking gun vs locking container

12-26-2011, 10:15 AM
Happened to have a conversation the other day with someone who claimed that putting a cable lock through your pistol and putting the pistol in a case, but not locking the case, was just as good in the eyes of the law as locking the case by itself because the gun is still locked and inoperable.

I could see the logic in how this should be just as good a way to transport a firearm, but i told him that I was pretty sure the law specifies that the case needs to be locked in order for it to be legal.

So, I just wanted to make sure I hadn't missed something so that when I see him again I can make sure to straighten him out so he isn't breaking any laws. But i also would like to try and find any PC which he might be confusing with the one related to transport....perhaps something to do with storage in a vehicle :shrug:

If you guys could help with that I'd be really greatful.

12-26-2011, 10:34 AM
CONCEALED handgun transport (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Transporting#CONCEALED_handgun_transport)

As used in Sections 17740, 23925, 25105, 25205, and 25610,
and in Article 3 (commencing with Section 25505) of Chapter 2
of Division 5 of Title 4, "locked container" means
a secure container
that is fully enclosed and
locked by a padlock, keylock, combination lock, or similar
locking device.

12-26-2011, 11:37 AM
Correct. See also the wiki -- http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Transporting

And there's a thread in the 2A forum on this question.

Trigger locks and cable locks are a 'check off item' for an FFL; have to have a safety device before he is allowed to deliver the gun. After that, legally they're just paperweights.