View Full Version : Travel Carry In-Vehicle Safe Legality

06-01-2012, 12:18 AM
I drive a Van and have a Gun Vault installed inside the cab. It is bolted to the frame through the carpet. I use it to transport my handgun to and from the range. If I were to be pulled over (in Sacramento) am I required to disclose that I have a firearm? Since I do not have a trunk I figured installing a safe was the best thing I could do for legal travel. I can not reach it from the drivers seat either. My .357 sits inside the safe unloaded. Am I in the clear? If I do need to tell an officer, does it sound like I'm legally alright? Thank you

06-01-2012, 12:48 AM

Transporting unloaded in a locked case is the legal way to transport if you do not have LTC listing that handgun.

No CA law requires you to disclose that you are transporting a firearm.

The question then becomes, what do you actually say to the Nice Officer if s/he should ask, and the answers vary quite a bit.

06-01-2012, 12:48 AM
You're not required to state you have a firearm, but if you don't want to disclose that fact when asked directly I'd recommend refusing to answer questions over lying.

I am not a lawyer