1. Can I CC in my vehicle while driving through California?
CA Penal Code 12025.
(a) A person is guilty of carrying a concealed firearm when he or she does any of the following:
(1) Carries concealed within any vehicle which is under his or her control or direction any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.
2. If I can CC does the pistol have to be loaded / unloaded?
[quote]No. The glovebox or utility compartment are offlimits
3. I will probably not want to have the pistol on me the entire drive, a 1911 handle in the rib for 20 hours doesnt sound to fun, can i have the pistol in my glovebox? Loaded / Unloaded?
12026.1. (a) Section 12025 shall not be construed to prohibit any citizen of the United States over the age of 18 years who resides or is temporarily within this state, and who is not within the excepted classes prescribed by Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this code or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, from transporting or carrying any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, provided that the following applies to the firearm:
(1) The firearm is within a motor vehicle and it is locked in the vehicle's trunk or in a locked container in the vehicle other than the utility or glove compartment.
(2) The firearm is carried by the person directly to or from any motor vehicle for any lawful purpose and, while carrying the firearm, the firearm is contained within a locked container.
(b) The provisions of this section do not prohibit or limit the otherwise lawful carrying or transportation of any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person in accordance with this chapter.
(c) As used in this section, "locked container" means a secure container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device.
4. I will be transporting several rifles / shotguns in the back of the rental truck, is there any laws pertaining to the state of these guns?
Since these are not "concealable" you should be fine with them locked in the back of the rental vehicle as long as they are unloaded.
You can OPEN CARRY unloaded in your vehicle if you keep a few things in mind. Unloaded means no ammo in or attached to the handgun. If you have the empty handgun on one side in a "belt holster" it is not considered concealed. The penal codedoes not address whether shoulder holsters are considered concealed. If you have a full magazine on the other side of the belt,XX XX X XXXXXX,the gun is still not considered "loaded". One thing to be aware of is CA Penal Code 626.9 and to not "knowingly" carry into a school zone. If you stick to the freeway, there should be no reasonable way for you to know when you are in a school zone. Per 626.9 a school zone is anywhere within 1000 feet of a K-12 public or private school property.
"Edited to remove "or in a pocket" In People v Hale, a concealed loaded magazine was ruled to be a concealed firearm. So keep the magazines on the belt.