Whoa ... Whoa ... Whoa!!!
I understand that open carry isn't prohibited in California.
It is NOT that clear cut where California is concerned! Please proceed cautiously!
Our summary from the main site for California says:
California is not a traditional open carry state. Open carry is generally prohibited except in unincorporated areas where the county has not made open carry illegal, or, pursuant to a CA open carry permit issued and valid only in a county with a population of less than 200,000 persons.Are you talking about unloaded open carry or do you live in an unincorporated area?
Given that you are talking about California, you WILL attract LEO attention almost immediately. This is not a bad thing in and of itself, but rest assured that CA will use any excuse to prosecute you so be certain that you are 100% within the law of the locality in which you are carrying.