A conversation at my local firearms dealer led to the discussion of the lawfulness of a 18-20 year old possessing and openly carrying a handgun.
12025 doesn't prohibit 18+ from transporting firearms lawfully.
The CaliforniaOpenCarry.org website states that the minimum age to openly carry in California is 18. It does not however cite any penal code.
I understand that PC and laws act to describe acts that would be unlawful, not to dole out permissions of lawful activity.
The gun store I visited stated that it was unlawful for them to hand a handgun to an individual 18-20 to inspect it for purchase or what not, or to allow them to carry a rented firearm downstairs to the range. I do not see any part of the California PC that forbids this.
Nor do I see one that forbids a 18-20 year old from participating in unloaded open carry.
I'm looking to find precedent, or citation of the PC that would either forbid or permit an 18-20 year old to openly carry an unloaded concealable firearm.
I suppose another good question to ask is the lawfulness of an 18-20 year old accepting the loan of a firearm from the legal owner for lawful purposes.
Thanks so much for your help. I fully read the PC and district codes, and attempt to educate myself clearly. I appreciate anyone who can help me clarify this situation.