I have open carried my Glock on National Forest and BLM land before without any issues. Since I was near campsites and busy trails, I felt more comfortable UOC the entire time, instead of loading in non-prohibited areas.
I'm heading to Lassen Volcanic National Park in a few weeks and plan to UOC there. I have read through most of this thread including the CA penal code and it seems like pistol UOC, magazines openly carried, no carry in buildings(except crapper, unless otherwise posted), no carry where 'carry is prohibited' signs exist, no loading and no discharge.
My question: what is the risk of being hassled/arrested/weapon confiscated by carrying in a National Park? I never had any issues in the NF/BLM, any of the many times I have been...even had a cool DFG guy complimenting my rifle when we were shooting on BLM.
My pistol was legally purchased and is registered to me. I am not barred from owning of possessing. I am clean cut and respectful. No visible tattooing.
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