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    walking down the street with a rifle

    is it ilegal to walk down the street in california with a rifle or shotgun to my shoulder???

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    huh,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by jorgegsxr View Post
    is it ilegal to walk down the street in california with a rifle or shotgun to my shoulder???
    nearly two and a half years, here, and 4 posts...
    have you read the stickies?
    did you know that long gun carry is not a topic for this forum?
    would you carry your pistol,,, in your hand, on the street in california?
    the answer to your question, is NO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgegsxr View Post
    is it ilegal to walk down the street in california with a rifle or shotgun to my shoulder???
    Provided you are in compliance with 12031, it is generally legal to carry a rifle in public. While it is not the focus of this forum, it has been done and resulted in a police encounter account here.

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...=1#post1370012
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgegsxr View Post
    is it ilegal to walk down the street in california with a rifle or shotgun to my shoulder???
    I think a shouldered firearm (I read that as 'at the shoulder in a firing position') is clear PC for arrest via PC 417 (a)(2) unless I could be convinced of an exception.

    Detainment at gunpoint, preferably with a longgun, while things are sorted out...

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    Dude, really. I think Will said it best..."Sometimes people arent ready for the firearm community, Sometimes the firearm community arent ready for the people"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgegsxr View Post
    is it ilegal to walk down the street in california with a rifle or shotgun to my shoulder???
    Some here are nitpicky. I'm sure you meant on not to. Having said that, there is a huge difference in meaning between those words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgegsxr View Post
    is it ilegal to walk down the street in california with a rifle or shotgun to my shoulder???
    No.

    But carrying long guns is off-topic, and against the rules of this forum. It's the very first forum/topic listed.

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/misc.php?do=showrules
    "14) LONG GUN CARRY IS OFF-TOPIC: This web site is focused on the right to openly carry properly holstered handguns in daily American life. We do NOT promote the carry of long guns. Long guns are great! OCDO co-founders John & Mike and most of the members of this forum own at least one long gun - but due to urban area issues of muzzle control, lack of trigger guard coverage, and the fact that the long gun carry issue distracts from our main mission to promote the open carry of handguns in daily life, we will leave long gun carry activism in the capable hands of the future founders of web sites about long gun carry."

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    Take a look at the petition against AB 144 to ban open carry in much of California - it points out that the bill, if passed, actually forces everybody to carry long guns in public as that would remains the only option left th bear arms in many or most public places.

    See http://www.petitiononline.com/CalOCPet/petition.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Take a look at the petition against AB 144 to ban open carry in much of California - it points out that the bill, if passed, actually forces everybody to carry long guns in public as that would remains the only option left th bear arms in many or most public places.

    See http://www.petitiononline.com/CalOCPet/petition.html
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