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Do I have to travel straight to and from shooting ranges when

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Do I have to travel straight to and from shooting ranges when transporting firearms? Can the ammo and gun be packed in the same container?

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Do you have a valid California CCW permit?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I do not have a CCW permit, I'm talking about transporting firearms, not carrying one loaded.


Thank you for your follow up.

Here are the answers to your question according to California law:

1) Pistols and revolvers can be transported in a vehicle, and the law does not restrict such transportation of handguns to travel to and from shooting range.

2) Handguns have to be transported unloaded and in locked container, which includes trunk of a vehicle, but not in a glove compartmenr and ammo can be stored in the same locked container, as long as, the handgun is unloaded, with an empty chamber and any magazines (which can be loaded) are not inserted into the pistol.

Here is the link to the official California Attorney General Website with the official opinion on this issue:

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