(As a reminder, the blog has moved to www.nevadacarry.org/blog).
An answer for the Californian with questions about gun laws in the Golden State.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 2nd Amendment, United States Constitution
California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. It is practically impossible to carry a firearm for self-defense without a license to carry (LTC) and those are very difficult for most Californians to receive. Open carry is banned all but the most remote parts of the state. It is illegal in to have a handgun in a vehicle for self-defense. Non-resident carry permits not recognized. Many firearms commonly for sale in other states are arbitrarily prohibited in California. While no purchase permits are required to buy a firearm, a safety certificate is required and a 10-day waiting period is imposed. Ammunition cannot be bought out of state or online and shipped directly to the consumer; in store background checks are required.
Check out our traveler's guide quick-summary to California law, as the average traveler will need to know when visiting the Golden State. Leave your AR's and 10+ magazines at home! CaliforniaCarry.org