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    traveling to California...what can I take?

    Will be driving to California this year. Don't know their laws, but hoping someone who does can tell me which of these guns I can take with me in my vehicle:

    Bersa Thunder .380
    Sig P226 .40
    Spfd Armory XD9 (I'm pretty sure I can't take this one)
    S&W .357 revolver

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    You "can" take any of them to California then the Police "can" lock you up for awhile.

    You might be able to determine what you "may" take, without the Police maybe arresting you, at the following link.

    http://handgunlaw.us/

    Stay safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    You "can" take any of them to California then the Police "can" lock you up for awhile.

    Good answer!

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    Nooooo clue, although I'm curious what the stipulations are in this scenario, too.

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    Found one law that is a major bummer. If hauling a gun in my vehicle, I have to have it locked in a container. Gives a definite advantage to the thug over the law-abiding citizen.

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    Here comes my standard answer: Call the California Highway Patrol and get the answer directly from them. Since they will be the ones who can lock you up, they will know the law better than anyone.

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    Found this on the California HP website FAQ:

    "I will be traveling to California and want to carry my weapon. I currently have a concealed weapon permit. How can I legally transport my weapon while driving through the state?

    California law does not recognize concealed weapon permits from other states; therefore, they would not be held valid. If you wish to transport a handgun during your California visit, it should be carried unloaded in a locked container. In the absence of a suitable container, you may secure the unloaded handgun in the locked trunk of a passenger car. Ammunition may be kept in the same container or trunk, but the handgun must remain unloaded with no rounds in the cylinder and no loaded magazines in the magazine well."

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    For a state that has The Terminator as the Governor, they sure are not gun-friendly.

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    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    For a state that has The Terminator as the Governor, they sure are not gun-friendly.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    For a state that has The Terminator as the Governor, they sure are not gun-friendly.
    Makes me appreciate Texas all the more. Heck...it's probably illegal for Californians to join this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jediwebdude View Post
    Makes me appreciate Texas all the more. Heck...it's probably illegal for Californians to join this forum.
    Funny you say that. I was logged on over Christmas while at my In-Law's in MA, and my FIL looks over my shoulder and says, "It's probably illegal here to be looking at that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jediwebdude View Post
    Makes me appreciate Texas all the more. Heck...it's probably illegal for Californians to join this forum.
    Shhh, don't tell anyone. I'm accessing this site on the underground network.

    But yea, you'd think we'd have an easier time buying guns. But NOPE! Thanks Sacramento.

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    Bill H.R. 197, aka National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009, could solve my dilemma if it gets passed in the next 4 months.

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    Found the answer to my initial question on the California government site:
    http://certguns.doj.ca.gov/

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    Now we know where DC got the wording for theirs

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