California Gun Laws
Prohibited in all public areas.
Duty to Notify Law Enforcement:
Varies by county or city
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
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:
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 Contact Info:
California Bureau of Firearms
PO Box 820200
Sacramento, CA 94203
Length of Permit Validity:
Permit Application Process:
Varies by county. Contact your county sheriff office
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:
Duty to Retreat:
No Duty to Retreat
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