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    OC (loaded) is nearlyimpossible in rural LA County. Those with the stomach to wade through this proceed with noses held:

    Cal. Penal Code: 12031. (a) (1) A person is guilty of carrying a loaded firearm when
    he or she carries a loaded firearm on his or her person or in a
    vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an
    incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a
    prohibited area of unincorporated territory[b](Prohibited Area = Discharge of Firearms Prohibited by State law, County or LocalOrdinance).

    LA County Municipal Code

    Title 13 PUBLIC PEACE, MORALS AND WELFARE

    Division 8 WEAPONS[43]

    Ord. 7730 § 1, 1960: Ord. 7381 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 3 § 302, 1929.)

    13.66.020 Exceptions to chapter applicability--Peace officers.

    This chapter does not apply to any peace officer acting in his official line of duty. (Ord. 7381 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 3 § 301, 1929.)

    13.66.030 Exceptions to chapter applicability--Rifle or target ranges.

    The provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed or construed to prohibit, within any district or area created under the provisions of this chapter, the establishment or maintenance of any pistol, rifle or target range, nor to prohibit the discharge at any target thereon, by any person using such range, of any bow and arrow, rifle, shotgun, pistol, revolver or firearms in or on such range, in the event that such range is so installed, constructed, safeguarded, equipped and used as to adequately prevent any arrow, bullet, shot or missile from being projected beyond the confines of such range. (Ord. 7381 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 3 § 303, 1929.)

    13.66.040 Discharging firearms--Restrictions generally.

    A person shall not shoot, fire or discharge, and a person, firm or corporation shall not cause or permit to be shot, fired or discharged, any rifle, shotgun, pistol, revolver or firearm in the general direction of any house, camp or place of human habitation, or in the general direction of any public highway, road, street, way, park or premises, unless the place from which such rifle, shotgun, pistol, revolver or firearm is shot, fired or discharged is at least one-half mile distant from such house, camp or place of human habitation, or is at least one-half mile distant from that portion of such public highway, road, street, way, park or premises toward which such rifle, shotgun, pistol, revolver or firearm is shot, fired or discharged. The exception in Section 13.66.010 to destroying or killing any predatory or dangerous animal does not apply to this section. (Ord. 7381 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 3 § 304, 1929.)

    13.66.050 Discharging firearms--Prohibited on or along public ways.

    A. A person shall not shoot, fire or discharge, and a person, firm or corporation shall not cause or permit to be shot, fired or discharged, upon, along or across any public highway, road, street or way, any rifle, shotgun, pistol, revolver or firearm.
    B. The exception in Section 13.66.010 to destroying or killing any predatory or dangerous animal does not apply to this section. (Ord. 7381 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 3 § 305, 1929.)


    13.66.110 Violation--Penalty.

    Every person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00 or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 7381 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 3 § 311, 1929.)

    Part 2 RESTRICTED SHOOTING DISTRICTS
    13.66.130 Firearms--Discharge prohibited in designated districts.

    Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person shall not shoot, fire or discharge, and a person, firm or corporation shall not cause or permit to be shot, fired or discharged, in the unincorporated territory lying within the boundaries of any district or area defined in this Part 2, any rifle, shotgun, revolver or firearm of any kind. (Ord. 7381 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 1 § 100, 1929.)

    Part 3 LESS-RESTRICTED SHOOTING DISTRICTS

    13.66.500 Regulations in less-restricted districts.

    Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person shall not shoot, fire or discharge, and a person, firm or corporation shall not cause or permit to be shot, fired or discharged in the unincorporated territory lying within the boundaries of any district or area defined in this Part 3, any firearm of any kind having a firing range of, or capable of propelling any bullet, shot or missile for any distance of one-half mile or more. (Ord. 7281 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 2 § 150, 1929.)


    13.66.550 Firearms--Regulations in Angeles National Forest.

    Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person shall not shoot, fire or discharge, and a person, firm or corporation shall not cause or permit to be shot, fired or discharged in the unincorporated territory lying within the boundaries of the Angeles National Forest as defined in Section 13.66.560 any firearm of any kind excluding those firearms used in the pursuit of birds and mammals pursuant to California Fish and Game regulations. (Ord. 83-0171 § 5 (part), 1983.)

    13.66.551 Exception to section applicability--Angeles National Forest target shooting areas designated by the United States Forest Service.

    The provisions of Section 13.66.550 shall not be deemed or construed to prohibit, within the 16 target shooting areas identified on the map entitled “Areas open to target shooting Exhibit A Order No. 01-81-8” as designated by the United States Forest Service, a person from shooting, firing or discharging or a person, firm or corporation causing or permitting to be shot, fired or discharged any firearms of any kind. (Ord. 83-0171 § 5 (part), 1983.)

    13.66.552 Exception to section applicability--Private property located within the boundaries of the Angeles National Forest.

    The provisions of Section 13.66.550 shall not be deemed or construed to prohibit upon private property located within the boundaries of the Angeles National Forest as defined in Section 13.66.560 a person to shoot, fire, or discharge or a person, firm or corporation to cause or permit to be shot, fired or discharged any firearm of any kind provided the owner of said property posts his property permitting this use. (Ord. 83-0171 § 5 (part), 1983.)

    13.66.553 Firearms--Regulations in unincorporated area contiguous to Angeles National Forest.

    Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person shall not shoot, fire or discharge, and a person, firm or corporation shall not cause or permit to be shot, fired or discharged in the unincorporated territory defined in Section 13.66.563 any firearm of any kind except when such firearm is used in the pursuit of birds and mammals pursuant to California Fish and Game regulations. (Ord. 83-0171 § 5 (Part), 1983.)

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    OC(loaded) in unincorporated Kern County appears ok except for in county parks.

    KERN COUNTY CODE

    Chapter 9.20 WEAPONS

    9.20.010 Discharging BB or other projectile device in grossly negligent manner--Punishment--Definitions--Firearms.



    9.20.010 Discharging BB or other projectile device in grossly negligent manner--Punishment--Definitions--Firearms.

    A. Except as otherwise authorized by law, any person who willfully or with gross negligence discharges or uses a BB device, bow and arrow device, slingshot or other instrument commonly used or which may be used for propelling or throwing any shot, arrow, rock or other missile in a grossly negligent manner which could result in injury to any person or property is guilty of an infraction and shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00).
    B. For purposes of this chapter, the term “BB device” means any instrument that expels a metallic projectile, such as a BB or a pellet, through the force of air pressure, CO2 pressure, or spring action, or any spot marker gun.
    C. Discharge of firearms or other dangerous weapons shall continue to be governed by and enforced under state and federal law. (Ord. G-6756 § 3, 2001)

    9.20.030 Public parks.

    It is unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm, BB device, bow and arrow device, slingshot or other instrument commonly used or which may be used for propelling or throwing any shot, arrow, rock or other missile within or upon the land or water area within the territorial limits of any public or recreational area owned, maintained or operated by the county, except in an area designated for that purpose after approval by the sheriff and the director of parks. (Ord. G-6756 § 4, 2001)

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    bump and a reminder

    I recently spoke with an individual who was ticketed (with a federal statute by a fed) for target shooting in a "no shooting area" of the Nat. Forest. Know the zones your in.

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