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Old 01-01-2020, 04:00 PM
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my wife has to go on business, no choice

she's thinking of taking her pistol (and other basic prep stuff) with her, but I'm concerned about legal trouble.

She's flying from here (Denver Colorado). Does anyone have experience in this? How to fly, how to stay legal in CA? (assuming it is legal)

thanks in advance!
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There was just a thread on flying with a firearm recently.
TSA website has all the info.
Easy to do
She cannot carry, so I do not see the point
There are many rules regarding transportation in state
Unfortunately
When I am forced to go back, I just pray, literally
California is a ****-hole state
I lived there for 55 years
About 15 too many
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I can't help with the laws. However, I have had to go there several times and always left it at home just to avoid any hassle and to not break their laws. I have one trip left to make and will again feel naked without mine.
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Prior to retiring, and after the feds passed the National Right To Carry bill for current and retired law enforcement officers, I still did not bring a firearm into California because I didn't trust them. The odds of getting stopped were slim, and a percentage of the California LEO's may be cool with it, but being hassled one time would be far too much trouble and you may run the risk of never seeing your firearm again..... even if you avoid conviction.

Eventually I decided I would no longer travel into California, New York, or Illinois. It's just easier that way.
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Why does your wife want to bring it? Itís not like she can actually travel around California with any bullets in it.... is it a heavy pistol? That way she can jump out of her car... pop the trunk....unlock the lock box....grab gun and throw it at the perp...lol
Leave it at home...
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They (commifornika) has a lot of regulations and she could easily loose the weapon, do time or pay lots of money; like all three if she brakes any and gets caught. Driving there in her own car, she stands a better chance.

Doesn't she know anyone there that can loan her one?

When I fly to places I get a loner gun or I'm not going.
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Flying into and out of California on a plane is easy with a gun in your checked bag....declared.
Itís just useless to do because it will serve no purpose once you get there.

Done it dozens of times.
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Here is the TSA Regs.
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Pursuant to California Penal Code section 25610, a United States citizen over 18 years of age who is not prohibited from firearm possession, and who resides or is temporarily in California, may transport by motor vehicle any handgun provided it is unloaded and locked in the vehicle’s trunk or in a locked container. Furthermore, the handgun must be carried directly to or from any motor vehicle for any lawful purpose and, while being carried must be contained within a locked container.

Pursuant to California Penal Code section 16850, the term "locked container" means a secure container that is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment
I agree with the above posters about it not being worth the hassle transporting, but if she is on an extended stay in a hotel/motel it might be worth having it in the room safe while away and on the nightstand when in the room with basic preps for an emergency. Depending on the area (as with any state) the chances of it getting stolen out of the car are much more likely than needing it for defense.
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I agree with the above posters about it not being worth the hassle transporting, but if she is on an extended stay in a hotel/motel it might be worth having it in the room safe while away and on the nightstand when in the room with basic preps for an emergency. Depending on the area (as with any state) the chances of it getting stolen out of the car are much more likely than needing it for defense.
She'll be there a week

Thanks all for the input
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I have done it many times. Just follow the regulations. It's far better to have a weapon available in 15 seconds versus none at all. I load in the hotel/motel at night and secure unloaded in the locked case in the trunk during the day.
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If itís a run-of-the-mill ordinary pistol (magazine in the grip) or revolver, it should be no problem provided that the magazine capacity does not exceed 10 rounds and does not have a threaded barrel.

Otherwise just follow TSA rules and itís Aveeno problem. Have a look on the airline website and see what their policy is regarding checked firearms. Sometimes the airline policy is more restrictive than TSA regs.
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I guess my questions are less about tsa and more about CA
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For any questions on California gun laws etc go here:

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/index.php

The answers to most questions are there and if you need additional information just ask them.
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For any questions on California gun laws etc go here:

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/index.php

The answers to most questions are there and if you need additional information just ask them.
Good advice. There are several CA firearms attorneys who are active members of that site.

It's not as simple as some here have said. TSA is not the issue. Federal law may protect passing through with an unloaded gun locked away, it does not protect importing a gun into the state for any extended stay.

I would get advice from someone who is familiar with current CA gun law.


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Prior to retiring, and after the feds passed the National Right To Carry bill for current and retired law enforcement officers, I still did not bring a firearm into California because I didn't trust them. The odds of getting stopped were slim, and a percentage of the California LEO's may be cool with it, but being hassled one time would be far too much trouble and you may run the risk of never seeing your firearm again..... even if you avoid conviction.

Eventually I decided I would no longer travel into California, New York, or Illinois. It's just easier that way.
Bloomberg and NYC actively tried to interfere with HR 218. I'm not aware of that happening in CA.
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I posted earlier that I haven't taken a pistol but have only had to go a few times. Some things in general I do to reduce risk when traveling are:

Stay in nicer motels in better areas.
Don't stay in a motel with outside doors.
Don't stay on first or second floor.
Don't get a room next to a stairwell.
Situational awareness and know where you are going.
Avoid drinking/nightlife (I buy a bottle and have a nightcap in the room if I want a drink).
Take everything out of wallet you don't need (less to deal with if stolen).
Put wallet in a front pocket or a cross the body purse strap.
Avoid parking garages.
Don't dress like a tourist and minimize jewelry and watches.
Stay in public places with good lighting.
Travel with a group.
Use the safe in the motel room.
Let people know where you are going.
Ask advice of where to go, stay, not go, things to see, etc. from the people you are meeting.
Trust your gut feelings.

Other options are: pepper-spray or wasp-spray and door jam https://www.amazon.com/DoorJammer-Po...language=en_US
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OP....tell her to leave the gun at home
Hell....the only time she can even have bullets in it is when she is locked away in her hotel room.
Unless she is staying in some flea infested crackhouse....she wonít be needing it in her hotel room
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Even if she has a permit, I don't think Ca honors any permits from other states.

I wouldn't do it - at the least, she'll lose her weapon, at the most possibly her freedom, job, etc.

She needs to suddenly come down with bronchitis and have them send someone else.

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