so i seen a couple of threads where guys have been talking about driving while OC'ing so i decided to give my local sheriff department a call since i live in a small unincorporated area of the county just to see how knowledgeable and what kind of info i could get i was told by dispatch that an LT. or a SGT. would be calling me back about half an hour later i got a call so i asked the Lt.
ME = "what is the state law for transporting a fire arm"
Lt. = "the gun must be unloaded in a locked container in the trunck of the vehicle and the ammunition must be in the glove box"
ME = "well i own a truck"
so what then"
Lt. Still in a locked container unloaded behind the seat out of your reach and ammo in the glove box
ME = well i have a extended cab so there is no behind the seat.
Lt. must be on the other side of the vehicle out of arms reach unloaded in a locked container ammo in the glove.
then i started asking about OC and he was beating around the bush but he ended up telling me that it is legal for me to OC but i would probably get some negative attention from LEO and it wouldn't be a good idea but it is my right i could tell he wanted to get off the phone like he didnt have anymore time to talk to me so i just said thank you and hung up but what is the Penal Code refering to OC'ing while driving cant really seem to find it?
I did find this:
California Penal Code section 12025 does not prevent a citizen of the United States over 18 years of age who is not lawfully prohibited from firearm possession, and who resides or is temporarily in California, from transporting by motor vehicle any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person provided the firearm is unloaded and stored in a locked container.
The term "locked container" means a secure container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment. For more information, refer to California Penal Code Section 12026.1.