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Old 05-07-2009, 5:49 PM
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Default Carrying Firearms on a Bicycle?

I have asked several LEO's about carrying a rifle or shotgun when riding a
bike to the range or to my hunting areas. None new of any specific laws
other than it should be unloaded. Didn't seam to matter if I had it
over my shoulder or taken down and inside a pack.

Anybody have any more knowledge about this? Sometime I hunt
by bicycle too on level fire roads. Nothing in the chamber tho, case
I fall.

If I decide to get a handgun, how would that work? Separate locked
boxes for gun and ammo in my pack?
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Old 05-07-2009, 5:52 PM
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its prudent to keep firearms hidden longarms are unconcealable under the law but handguns must be in a locked container if concealed same with assault weapons

i would suggest a guitar gig bag
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Old 05-07-2009, 6:01 PM
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I have asked several LEO's about carrying a rifle or shotgun when riding a
bike to the range or to my hunting areas. None new of any specific laws
other than it should be unloaded. Didn't seam to matter if I had it
over my shoulder or taken down and inside a pack.

Anybody have any more knowledge about this? Sometime I hunt
by bicycle too on level fire roads. Nothing in the chamber tho, case
I fall.

If I decide to get a handgun, how would that work? Separate locked
boxes for gun and ammo in my pack?
Are you on incorporated land or unincorporated land? That is the kicker. If in either location, are you 1000' away from a K-12 school? Are we talking BLM land, etc? Do you have a hunter's safety certificate? If you have that, do you have a hunting permit?

There are a few variables. With some details the collective Calguns mind can better answer your question.
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Old 05-07-2009, 7:30 PM
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A bicyclist can easily attach a proper Carradice saddle bag to their rig.
It's roomy, and the buckles could be modded for small locks without much difficulty.



Rivendell carries them.
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Old 05-07-2009, 7:48 PM
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"None new of any specific laws"

???????????????????????

is there some new law?
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Old 05-07-2009, 9:26 PM
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If I decide to get a handgun, how would that work? Separate locked
boxes for gun and ammo in my pack?
There is no need to separate the gun/ammo/loaded mags, they can be in the same container. Depending on where you are you can unloaded open carry or lock container carry(look this up). It would be better to use a long gun, which you could conceal/UOC, no need to lock up the gun....there is the school zone issue and other locations to factor.
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The same way they enforce all the rest of the BS laws. Only criminals are exempt, while the honest obey.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:10 PM
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For travel by bike the AR platform is ideal. Separated into upper and lower halves it fits inside any backpack. 6.5 or 6.8 upper on it and you've got your deer rifle no problem, .22 or .223 for anything smaller.
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In Pennsylvania Your permit to carry concealed is called a License to carry fire arms. Other states call it a CCW. In New Jersey it's called a crime.
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could i mount my leather rifle scabbard on my bike?
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could i mount my leather rifle scabbard on my bike?
Chyeah you can!
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For travel by bike the AR platform is ideal. Separated into upper and lower halves it fits inside any backpack. 6.5 or 6.8 upper on it and you've got your deer rifle no problem, .22 or .223 for anything smaller.
If you do it right .223 will work just fine for deer.

On that note, I personally think the SU-16 is a better backpack/bike rifle.

I am also partial to the Sub-2000.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:32 AM
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im doin it tomorrow for suresy, mounting my scabbard on my bike that is
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I was thinking of two situations primarily.

There is a target range about 5 miles from my house, so I would take down
my bike rifle (single shot handi) and carry it in a packpack to the range.
I live in an incorporated area but would not be going by a school. (Though
there are private daycare run out of homes).

The second is deer and turkey hunting in an area with checkerboarded
US Forest Service and Private Land on Forest Service roads. Rifle/Shotgun
not loaded but in scabard or over shoulder on sling.

I haven't heard about written permission for hunting on private land?
I hunt on friends property a lot.
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To the OP, there are no laws requiring any specific method of transport when it comes to long guns. The only hickup is the federal school zone law. Some might argue the CA school zone law also (but I wouldn't). You are fine with it slung over your shoulder, or in a rack, or in a case, however you like.

Handguns are a different story: http://www.californiaopencarry.org/C...aOpenCarry.pdf
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I used to sling a shotgun and wear a vest when i road my bike to go duck hunting. I think I was 13 at the time. Never had any problems...
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I was thinking of two situations primarily.

There is a target range about 5 miles from my house, so I would take down
my bike rifle (single shot handi) and carry it in a packpack to the range.
I live in an incorporated area but would not be going by a school. (Though
there are private daycare run out of homes).

The second is deer and turkey hunting in an area with checkerboarded
US Forest Service and Private Land on Forest Service roads. Rifle/Shotgun
not loaded but in scabard or over shoulder on sling.

I haven't heard about written permission for hunting on private land?
I hunt on friends property a lot.
Get written permission from the friend to be safe. Nothing like a warden with a hair up his rear to make your day less flavorful.

Your 1st instance is totally kosher. Daycare facilities are not covered on 626.9 so rock out.

Your 2nd instance should be fine as well. The road is an easement AFAIK (anyone chime in and correct me if I am wrong) so just don't go off the road and you will be fine.
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