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Do I have to put my unloaded long gun in my cars trunk when

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Do I have to put my unloaded long gun in my car's trunk when transporting it?

Good afternoon Frank,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Under CA law, long guns---unless they fall under the CA definition of assault weapon---AK 47's, AR 15's M-4's etc., don't fall within the provisions of California Penal Code section 12025, and need not be locked while being transported. They simply need to be unloaded.

Here is a memo from the CA Attorney General's Office on this matter:

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