View Full Version : Hello from Oakland

02-16-2012, 9:02 PM
Reddit has made it seem like a pretty nice informative community you've got going here, thanks for everything in advance.

Anywho, I'm not a gun owner and my experience is rather limited. My dad took us out when we were younger (about age 12) to a local outdoor range and I remember having a blast with his .357 snub, 10/22, and .35 lever action. This was about 15 years ago now and his politics have changed a lot, since growing older he is not interested in furthering my knowledge of firearms.

So last summer I had a chance to get out to Oregon and hit an outdoor quarry near Washington, with a very good friend who moved there to live in a more 'gun friendly' community.
Had a lot of fun with his glock17 9mm, marlin .30-30, m1 carbine, and mossberg 500. Many rounds were fired, he instructed me in safety and cleaning, and I was fairly set on purchasing a CA legal firearm once I got back home to the bay area.

My situation is a bit complicated as I have centered my life around a bicycle. I ride 10 miles to work and back 5 days a week, and rely on the train for longer distance trips on days off. I have read a few discussions on other forums about the legality of carrying a firearm on a bicycle, and my understanding that if I were to carry an unloaded, chamber locked, legal, registered pistol in my saddle bag, with the mags and ammo in my other saddle bag, I would likely be following CAs concealment laws.

Any advice on that assumption? Should I call local (O)PD?

I don't plan on carrying the firearm with me often, only when travelling to or from the gun shop or the range. One complication is that to get to any of the shops or ranges in the local area, I have to take the train for a few miles. Any local bay area resident has told me that would be illegal and stupid. I'm not so sure that it would be the best plan, but how about legality? Should I just ask a Bart cop?

Also, I'd love some advice on the shops and ranges around here. Thanks guys.

02-16-2012, 9:12 PM

Go Raiders!!

xXx Sir Sik xXx
02-16-2012, 9:26 PM
Welcome to the board...

Bert Gamble
02-16-2012, 9:53 PM

02-17-2012, 2:10 AM
Welcome to Calguns!

02-17-2012, 5:08 AM

Down Range
02-17-2012, 5:46 AM

02-17-2012, 6:14 AM
Welcome to CalGuns.

02-17-2012, 6:47 AM
nothing to see but derps here

Probably want to repost the bicycle question in legal, I know it has been asked before, probably better off with a small hardcase than a chamber lock just so it is less conspicuous. Relevant threads may refer to LUCC (locked unloaded concealed carry) I think. May need to be aware of school zones if you are stopping at. relevant to my interests, I like the bicycle lifestyle, ride a big dummy, but am not riding much outside of summer. Have ridden to the range before, the funny looks are a kick.

If we get some good info it would be nice collate and have a definitive bicycle motorcycle reference thread...there may be one already...

02-17-2012, 8:00 AM
Welcome to Calguns! :)

02-17-2012, 8:10 AM
I'd look for the book "How to Own A Gun in California and Stay Out of Jail" by attorney John Machtinger. http://www.gunlawpress.com

I recommend the book highly. You can find it at some gun stores or order it on line.

02-17-2012, 9:19 AM
Добро пожаловать товарищ!

Welcome to Calguns! Always glad to have another Bay Area member :thumbsup:

I would suggest checking out the wiki (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Category:Transportation_Laws) and if you can’t find it there, post up in the 2A section (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=71).

02-17-2012, 9:28 AM
Welcome aboard!

02-17-2012, 9:44 AM

02-17-2012, 12:38 PM
Welcome aboard.

02-17-2012, 12:47 PM
Welcome aboard!

02-17-2012, 12:50 PM

02-17-2012, 2:30 PM
Welcome to calguns.

SoCal Bob
02-17-2012, 2:34 PM
Welcome to Calguns, almost as good as cake.

02-17-2012, 5:03 PM
Welcome aboard.

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02-20-2012, 9:30 AM
Welcome aboard! I don't have a specific answer for your question. Follow the tips others posted. And for future questions you are better off reading/asking in one of the subforums since most here don't look into the "new here" area for Qs to A.

02-21-2012, 9:24 AM
Welcome aboard from Florida the "GunShine" state. :coolgleamA: