Ok, just came across this website, I have a few questions that I have been unable to get an answer to anywhere else. Please be patient with me. I have lived in California most of my adult life and have to admit to ignorance of California firearm laws.
- In California do you need any kind of a gun permit, and do weapons need to be registered? I have two revolvers and two rifles that I inherited from my dad that are not registered, and I have no permit. I do have one rifle that was purchased for me in California as a gift about 20 years ago, so I don’t know if there was any kind of registration/permit process. I have tried the internet to get answers to these questions but cannot seem to get a good answer.I live in the Coachella Valley which is near Palm Springs. The crime rate is rising here with a lot of gun crimes against innocent people. I like the idea of ‘Open Carry’ and wonder if there is a group of folks in this area who are part of the movement to carry. Anyone know?I was taught gun safety the old fashion way by my dad, but have never taken a firearm safety class. I am thinking of doing that, anyone know of a good program in the Coachella Valley area?Are there any good websites that can help educate me on the California gun laws?
I came across this site after reading a story on a local newspapers website about a shooting in Desert Hot Springs and someone mentioned ‘Open Carry’ as an option to help protect themselves. I did not know it was legal to carry an unloaded gun in public in California and I am very interested in this idea mentioned at http://www.californiaopencarry.org/faq.html
. Anyone willing to get me up to speed on the whole process and how to go about doing it the correct way?