I have ready the CA Open Carry Pamphlet, http://californiaopencarry.org/
But what does the term "unloaded" actually mean? Can I have the magazine loaded, and in the gun- without one in the chamber? Or does the magazine need to be away from the gun?
How is the Oakland PD with open carry?
Reason for asking is that there has been several robbed at gunpoint in downtown Oakland lately....
penal code 12031 (g) A firearm shall be deemed to be loaded for the purposes of
this section when there is an unexpended cartridge or shell,
consisting of a case that holds a charge of powder and a bullet or
shot, in, or attached in any manner to, the firearm, including, but
not limited to, in the firing chamber, magazine, or clip thereof
attached to the firearm; except that a muzzle-loader firearm shall be
deemed to be loaded when it is capped or primed and has a powder
charge and ball or shot in the barrel or cylinder.