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    Loaded Open Carry in Unincorporated Areas, Dirt Road

    So, where I live, in Nevada, I have discovered that if I follow a short short dirt path up a hill right into unincorporated Sierra County, California, it would be a shorter trip than the nearest trip to a place within NV where I could shoot. In Sierra County California, their local ordinance requires 150 yards distance from dwellings to shoot.
    It seems to me, since I'd be further than 150 feet from a dwelling the whole time and would only be on dirt paths and not labeled roads, I'd be legal to loaded open carry on the way to go shooting there, even in a vehicle, even with my unregistered handgun, so long as I only bring my 10 round magazines.

    But then, I wonder, would a dirt path trigger the definition of "street" thereby making discharge of firearm unlawful, and further making loaded carry unlawful under state law?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felid`Maximus View Post
    So, where I live, in Nevada, I have discovered that if I follow a short short dirt path up a hill right into unincorporated Sierra County, California, it would be a shorter trip than the nearest trip to a place within NV where I could shoot. In Sierra County California, their local ordinance requires 150 yards distance from dwellings to shoot.
    It seems to me, since I'd be further than 150 feet from a dwelling the whole time and would only be on dirt paths and not labeled roads, I'd be legal to loaded open carry on the way to go shooting there, even in a vehicle, even with my unregistered handgun, so long as I only bring my 10 round magazines.

    But then, I wonder, would a dirt path trigger the definition of "street" thereby making discharge of firearm unlawful, and further making loaded carry unlawful under state law?
    HI FM,

    I believe there are so many confusing laws in California, that even LEO's don't know what is what now.
    I think if you could drive on it, it "might" be considered a road and illegal, to LOC.
    As far as walking on a true "path" a walking trail on BLM or National Forest, you "should" be O.K.
    But in some cases that to can be tricky.
    I think the only thing that might help if you run into LE, would be telling them your
    "Going to or from a shooting area".
    Which you are !

    Good luck ! Robin47
    Last edited by Robin47; 02-02-2013 at 08:54 PM. Reason: Miss spelled word.

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    Thanks for the input, Robin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felid`Maximus View Post
    Thanks for the input, Robin!
    Your welcome, see ya this spring or early summer, carry on !

    Robin47

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin47 View Post
    HI FM,

    I believe there are so many confusing laws in California, that even LEO's don't know what is what now.
    I think if you could drive on it, it "might" be considered a road and illegal, to LOC.
    As far as walking on a true "path" a walking trail on BLM or National Forest, you "should" be O.K.
    But in some cases that to can be tricky.
    I think the only thing that might help if you run into LE, would be telling them your
    "Going to or from a shooting area".
    Which you are !

    Good luck ! Robin47
    Hey OP and Robin47,

    Pleasee read this decision by J. Robie:

    http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx...WAR2-1986-2006

    Note that PC 12031, is now PC 25400; PC 12025 is now PC 25850.

    You may OC in unicorporated territory if a discharge ban is not in place. You may not dishcharge on private property without permission from the landowner (preferably written permission from landowner).

    By reading the judgement above, you will understand that LEO does not know the law. And, as in the Dorner case, they can shoot you with impunity. The surfer, and two newspaper delivery ladies were given new vehicles, but the LEOs involved have not been arrested for attempted murder.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb...oting-20130210


    http://ktla.com/2013/03/14/dorner-ca...#axzz2O2CNaYY1

    thanks,

    markm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkBofRAdvocate View Post
    Hey OP and Robin47,

    Pleasee read this decision by J. Robie:

    http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx...WAR2-1986-2006

    Note that PC 12031, is now PC 25400; PC 12025 is now PC 25850.

    You may OC in unicorporated territory if a discharge ban is not in place. You may not dishcharge on private property without permission from the landowner (preferably written permission from landowner).

    By reading the judgement above, you will understand that LEO does not know the law. And, as in the Dorner case, they can shoot you with impunity. The surfer, and two newspaper delivery ladies were given new vehicles, but the LEOs involved have not been arrested for attempted murder.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb...oting-20130210


    http://ktla.com/2013/03/14/dorner-ca...#axzz2O2CNaYY1

    thanks,

    markm
    So with all these Illegal laws, I guess the McDonald decision, and all the other Supreme court decisions,like Marbury v.Madison of (1803)
    or 16 Am Jur 2d,Sec 177 late 2d,Sec 256. Don't mean nothing. Plus many more.
    Well how about the "Dick Act of 1902" Which says they can't pass any laws agains't your rights.
    I's sad how our country has deterioating before our eyes. Robin47

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin47 View Post
    So with all these Illegal laws, I guess the McDonald decision, and all the other Supreme court decisions,like Marbury v.Madison of (1803)
    or 16 Am Jur 2d,Sec 177 late 2d,Sec 256. Don't mean nothing. Plus many more.
    Well how about the "Dick Act of 1902" Which says they can't pass any laws agains't your rights.
    I's sad how our country has deterioating before our eyes. Robin47
    Of course they mean something. They just don't mean what you think they mean.

    Take the Dick Act, which has made several circuits around the internet as the supposed 'Ace in the Hole' invalidating gun control. It doesn't do anything of the sort and in spite of this, people keep promulgating this false notion having not even read the content of the Dick Act or understanding the purpose of the legislation.

    It is impossible to fight unConstitutional laws if we are ignorant of either what the Constitution says, or the content of the legislation that harms us. Ignorance is no foundation upon which we can mount a reasonable defense for liberty.
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    Correct - loaded and unloaded open carry of handguns still lawful in California provided you are in an unincorporated area where the County, and only the County (not the state), has not banned ALL discharge.

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