Hello. So I'm going to Nevada this weekend to get my concealed weapons permit. I don't find myself in Nevada more than twice a year so this was only to exercise my rights under the 2nd amendment.
That was until 10 minutes ago when I thought I'd jump into the California Forum. I had no idea it was legal to open carry an unloaded firearm. I know this thread is watched by LEO's and it seems their attention has been grabbed and now realize what I just found out 10 minutes ago as well.
First of all, any of you who have gone out and OC'ed have major balls, and I personally thank you for risking yourself to public humiliation, being arrested or even being shot by a mis-informed LEO or security gaurd to make other's aware of your rights and take away this shock people have when law-abiding citizens want to protect themselves.
I mean I am the type of person where if I feel my rights are being stepped on, I will go out and do as much as I can to make everyone aware. This was my primary reason for going to Nevada this weekend and spending a lot of money for class and application for my CCW there.
Just one question- I have read most of the law but what I'd like to know is it illegal to drive by a school with a holstered gun? I mean if not, I will have to bring out google maps and look up every school in my area to avoid.
Any groups in Sacramento meet up?
Also, I have read the law though am still unsure whether this holster would fall within the law. Can this magazine be so close to the gun? Does the magazine fully pushed in the pocket constitute it as being concealed?
Also, I sometimes wear jeans that dont require a belt, can I attach my holster to my pants instead? The law says
(f) Firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of this section
So I should probably play it safe and wear a belt at all times I am assuming unless anyone else does not?