This post was moved from a more general forum so that I can get more input from Californians. I look forward to your input...

I'm a long time owner of various firearms and have recentlybeen thinking about participating in NorCal open carry events to show my support.

If you're sitting in a chair (starbucks, etc.) with your firearm holstered on your belt it could easily be possible for your jacket to cover your firearm. What is the ruling in this instance?

Likewise, if you were driving and had your OC firearm on your belt, your jacket could cover it. If you're pulled over for speeding (or tail light, etc.) and an officer is talking to you through your passenger window (which is common in CA) and sees a partially covered holster/firearm (covered by seat belt or jacket), what could be the outcome?