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1Luv4SF
06-13-2012, 6:15 PM
Okay before you guys flame me for asking a noob question, know that I'm unable to carry anything in my trunk.
http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4d4e7-487b-fffd.jpg
Is there any "legal" way to carry rifles in the back seat? What if I break the AR's down and carry the AR10 lower and AR15 upper in the same case and vise-versa? That way I don't have a functioning rifle in either locked case. Is there any way to do this?

tanakasan
06-13-2012, 6:27 PM
I have a Scion xB with a sub...no trunk area also.

You can transport your rifles on the back seat. Unless its a RAW or pistol (needs to be in a locked case) or loaded. Mine go in a locked (miniature 3/4" square lock, what a joke!) soft side case. Not needed, but WTH.

At least that's what I understand the CA laws to be.

Robert

Mossy Man
06-13-2012, 6:33 PM
i may be wrong also, but there may be some federal laws that you must have your rifles in a locked container when passing within 1000 feet of a school zone

i don't have a trunk (SUV) so i keep all my rifles in locked containers when i am traveling.

Also, I live right next to an elementary school

SgtMerc
06-13-2012, 6:33 PM
Nice setup. Now all you need to do is add one of these above it all and you'll be set.
http://www.gunracksplus.com/servlet/the-18/Police-Gun-Rack-Trunk/Detail

kris smith
06-13-2012, 6:36 PM
I don't think there's any conditions on transporting rifles execpt raws have to be locked up and all guns unloaded and all guns locked up within 1000ft of school zones

anymoose
06-13-2012, 6:43 PM
Is a truck bed with a locked bed cover and locked tailgate a locked container?

kris smith
06-13-2012, 6:47 PM
I Dont Know about that it might be it seems like it would be but you know how ca is

kris smith
06-13-2012, 6:56 PM
I Dont Know about that it might be it seems like it would be but you know how ca is

TNP'R
06-13-2012, 6:56 PM
Nice setup. Now all you need to do is add one of these above it all and you'll be set.
http://www.gunracksplus.com/servlet/the-18/Police-Gun-Rack-Trunk/Detail

That's bad ***.

Librarian
06-13-2012, 7:23 PM
See the wiki -- http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Transporting

Quinc
06-13-2012, 7:33 PM
Nice setup! that the 12 or 13.5? I have a 10w7 in my truck and transfer my AR's etc in my back seat in a locked hardcase.

tanakasan
06-13-2012, 8:01 PM
See the wiki -- http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Transporting
Thx for the link!

Is there a specific wiki for rifles or do these rules apply to both handguns and long guns?

california firearms laws>semiautomatic rifles>transporting take you to the same handguns page.

Robert

G38xOC
06-13-2012, 8:06 PM
i think custom gun rack will be cool there

Kappy
06-13-2012, 8:23 PM
My understanding is that you can carry it in a bag as long as it is unloaded. That's what I've been doing.

Kappy
06-13-2012, 8:25 PM
Thx for the link!

Is there a specific wiki for rifles or do these rules apply to both handguns and long guns?

california firearms laws>semiautomatic rifles>transporting take you to the same handguns page.

Robert

It doesn't matter if the rifle is semi-auto, bolt action, rolling block, pump action, lever action, etc. The same rule applies unless it is a registered "assault weapon" (which is a made-up term, IMO. There is an "assault rifle," but no "assault weapon").

I think you missed this section near the top because it didn't say "rifle" (an understandable mistake).
Aside from 'registered assault weapons', California requires only that long guns be unloaded when transported - no lock or case required. Federal law regarding school zones requires that long guns be in a locked container or a locking gun rack while passing through those 1000 foot zones.

So... no need for anything. Just toss it in the back seat, I guess, although I would at least put it in a case for appearance's sake when dealing with LEOs.

1Luv4SF
06-13-2012, 8:30 PM
Nice setup! that the 12 or 13.5? I have a 10w7 in my truck and transfer my AR's etc in my back seat in a locked hardcase.

13.5 W7 it sounds great. Love it!

1Luv4SF
06-13-2012, 8:32 PM
Obvious downside is its not a "functional" trunk and no room for a spare tire.