Chunna wrote:Don't get excited and start UOC'ing yet. You are missing some information. UOC is illegal in secure areas(gov building, secure areas in airports)andwithin 1000 ft of a school. You must lock up your unloaded weapon while passing through the magic 1000 ft zone, either in your trunk or in a lockable container in plain sight in your car. You can UOC in your car otherwise, but its best to lock it up till you get to your destination, as you might pass a school without knowing it.I'm Tony and currently live in San Diego. I've read MULTIPLE articals and watched many youtube videos of police/citizen interactions. Open Carry is a pretty awesome deal (being that it's pretty impossible to get a CCW permit here). I just want to make sure one thing; though you can openly carry an unloaded firearm around town for your personal protection, you cannot drive your personal vehicle with the unloaded firearm still holstered?
From what I'm gathering, it's that the firearm has to be locked up in your trunk until you park and are ready to be mobile. Is that a true statement? If that's the policy than, obviously that's what I'll follow when I do start to OC around town but, just wanted to make sure. Doesn't make too much sense if that is the case but, baby steps I guess. Thanks for your time!
You need to be prepared for an (e) check also. The police are authorized to inspect your weapon to see if it's unloaded. A recording device is recommended for this as the police sometimes overstep their bounds and violate the 4th amendment with an illegal search and siezure
I would suggest you wait and UOC with a group first. We have them from time to time here in SD.