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    Concealed magazine making a concealed weapon

    This comes up every now and then and just want to make sure things haven't changed as of late...

    Open Carry w/ an empty magazine + loaded magazines under a shirt (or back pocket)

    1. Not advisable
    2. It may make you susceptible to a concealed weapons charge because the magazine is an integral part of the firearm
    3. Without a weapon (empty holster) you're legally in the clear

    That about right?

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    Iff concealing a magazine on your person constitutes the concealment of a firearm, then it is unlawful to do so.

    Mag pouches.

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    The concealed magazine problem came up as a matter of a traffic stop, when a search found a hidden magazine but no handgun. Because the stop was part of a criminal investigation, the magazine was considered a firearm. The court found this to be true.

    While certainly NOT the same as UOC with a magazine in your pocket, a zealous LEO (...read that; LAPD) can make life miserable because of it.

    Just smarter to keep everything out in the open....not to mention quicker to load.

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    Get something like this.



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    People v Hale ruled that the magazine was an "essential" part of the handgun, and since it was concealed, and only "partial" concealment is required to violate 12025, that the concealed magazine qualified as a violation. It is absurd but the court was trying to uphold a conviction of a wacko.

    If you keep an empty magazine in the handgun, then the firearm is complete. There is no "essential" component missing. Therefore, in my opinion, no court can argue the twisted People v Hale logic, and you can conceal as many loaded magazines as you like. Now if you do not keep a magazine in the handgun, then you had better not conceal any magazines.

    I'm not an attorney. This is my opinion.

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    Hey Kwiw, quick OT, was that the holster you got for your DE?

    Its a nice blend of fab and wonky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heliopolissolutions View Post
    Hey Kwiw, quick OT, was that the holster you got for your DE?

    Its a nice blend of fab and wonky.
    No, I want another lined bulman, but at a kmart price. lol
    I'll keep it in my pants for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwikrnu View Post
    No, I want another lined bulman, but at a kmart price. lol
    I'll keep it in my pants for now.
    You wanna play, you gotta pay.

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