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DPAD
01-22-2008, 3:36 PM
my girl friend's got a gun that ended up in lock up and we want to get it out. the sacramento pd told her that she needs a certified DOJ lock box. can anyone tell me exactlly what a doj lockbox is. i already have one box i bought with my first gun its a (mtm - case guard 804) plastic box that can be locked with a standard lock.

heres a link to a photo of the box: http://www.airgunsbbguns.com/photos/mtm80440-2T.jpg

ohsmily
01-22-2008, 3:41 PM
Need a little more background than that before we can help you. She might need to get a certificate from the DOJ certifying her eligibility to own firearms before they return it to her.

With regard to the lock box...DOJ has a list of approved trigger locking devices, lock boxes, and safes. The plastic lunchbox you linked to does not suffice.

oaklander
01-22-2008, 3:42 PM
In California, all handguns must be transported in a locked container, and only to and from certain locations. I have never heard of a "DOJ certified" lock box.

How did the gun end up in "lock up?"

Are you sure you don't also need a LEGR?

my girl friend's got a gun that ended up in lock up and we want to get it out. the sacramento pd told her that she needs a certified DOJ lock box. can anyone tell me exactlly what a doj lockbox is. i already have one box i bought with my first gun its a (mtm - case guard 804) plastic box that can be locked with a standard lock.

heres a link to a photo of the box: http://www.airgunsbbguns.com/photos/mtm80440-2T.jpg

DPAD
01-22-2008, 4:00 PM
i was'nt involved in the guns lock up and i only know what ive been told about it, but form what she's told me the gun was her brothers and she allowed a friend of hers to hold the gun. this person then was caught with it in a domestic desput and the gun went into lock up. now since the gun was never transfered to the previous owner its still in her name and shes eligable to get the gun back.

from what i know so far all she needs is that lock box, but ill pass the information on to her about possibly needing the DOJ to certify her eligibility to own firearms and about the LEGR (cant to clear up what that is for me?)

Librarian
01-22-2008, 4:20 PM
That box (http://www.gunaccessories.com/MTM/HandgunCases.asp), plus a padlock, will be fine for transport. Penal Code does not specify the quality of the 'locked container', nor the quality of the lock.

But she will need either a California-approved gun lock or a firearms safety device - see here (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/fsdcertlist.php). Some of the listed containers are portable and would also satisfy the 'locked container' requirement.

oaklander
01-22-2008, 4:33 PM
LEGR:

http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs.php#33

DPAD
01-22-2008, 4:55 PM
thanks for the additional info, i think i'll be able to help her get her gun out now.

fairfaxjim
01-22-2008, 7:42 PM
thanks for the additional info, i think i'll be able to help her get her gun out now.

She still also needs to get the Sacto PD to tell her what they will require for a lock or locked container to allow her to transport it from their station once she gets the DOJ paperwork. They aren't going to let her drop it in her purse and waltz on out of there.

JALLEN
01-22-2008, 9:29 PM
She still also needs to get the Sacto PD to tell her what they will require for a lock or locked container to allow her to transport it from their station once she gets the DOJ paperwork. They aren't going to let her drop it in her purse and waltz on out of there.

When I retrieved my 226 from the local PD after it had been stolen and recovered, I took the original plastic container the gun was delivered in, and a small combo lock, and everybody was happy.

artherd
01-22-2008, 10:14 PM
According to Iggy, a brown paper bag fulfills California's firearm transport laws...

All joking aside, you probably need an executed and returned LEGR, and a "locking container" of some kind.(penal code has a definition.)

You MAY also need a trigger lock.

DPAD
01-23-2008, 12:34 AM
got it peeps! thanks a bunch im relaying that info to her right now.