California Gun Laws
Open Carry: Prohibited in all public areas. Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Varies by county or city State Parks: Firearms must be cased, unloaded and kept withing a vehicle or campsite. Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific restriction Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns on campus prohibited by law. Firearms at K-12 Schools: Firearms must be unloaded and in locked cases within a vehicle. Magazine Capacity Limitations: Magazines with capacity over 10 may not be imported/brought into the state Suppressor Ownership: Prohibited Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Handguns must be unloaded and secured in the trunk or vehicle storage compartment or locked in gun cases; long guns must be unloaded also. Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout state Permit Training Requirements: Each county can set forth the training requirements to qualify to apply. Permit Issuing Authority: County sheriff May/Shall Issue: May issue in practice. State law requires applicants have good cause. Each county can determine what they deem to be good cause. This creates a lot of variance from county to county. State Website: link Length of Permit Validity: 2 years Permit Application Process: Varies by county. Contact your county sheriff office Non-Resident Permits: California does not issue non-resident permits Places Off Limits: The state capital, any legislative office, any office of the Governor or other constitutional officer or any hearing room in which any acommittee of the senate or assembly is conducting a hearing, or upon the grounds of the state capital.
The immediate vicinity of a polling place without written authorization.
Within the vicinity of a public demonstration (picketing or other informational activities) including within a vehicle in your control.
Public places when masked so as to hide his/her identity.
Anytime when you consume any alcoholic beverage.
Any place dispensing alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption.
When under the influence of any medication or drug.
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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