uniballin wrote:You can bring a firearm into LA. I'm assuming you're talking about a handgun here.Hey all, uniballin from the Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association here. Nice to meet all of you. I have a couple questions that I am hoping you guys can answer for me.
I know you can legally bring a firearm on a plane (not on your person of course) if it is legal for you to have a firearm at your chosen destination.
This leads me to my first question: if LA is my destination, can I bring my firearm on the plane? Assuming that I can do that, would I be able to put it in my friend's car while following the Federal firearm transportation laws and keep it with me at my friend's home for the duration of my vacation? If I can do that, what about open carrying an unloaded firearm in LA county? I know OC is the big thing in a lot of cities in California, but what about LA?
Thanks in advance guys, cya.
You can transport a handgun in a fully enclosed locked container in your friend's car. An alternative would be to open carry while you have your friend drive some crazy twisty route to his house while avoiding all school zones (which are 1000' areas around schools). Needless to say, the locked container route would be more feasible and easier.
You can keep the firearm at your friend's house. Don't allow a child to get a hold of it (obviously).
Los Angeles county varies a lot depending on what city you're in. Generally you'll likely be harassed if somebody notices the gun on you and they are the slightest bit suspicious of you. It's not a guaranteed thing, but it's something you should be prepared for.
The main points to take away are that you need to stay out of school zones, you need to keep the firearm unloaded and with your magazines in plain view, and you need to lock the firearm up when you're going through school zones.