California has a 1000' Gun Free School Zone (GFSZ) law for handguns( that are not unlocked and unloaded). It is nearly impossible to drive in any of the urban areas without violating this law while OC'ing. If you don't know where the schools are while you are traveling around, You might as well plan on bringing a lockable gun container with you unless you want to see the wrong side of a jail cell, the LEO's won't care if your from Iowa a nd have a non- Calif CCW permit. If I was you. I would enjoy my 2.A rights as a US citizen in Arizona, because the gun laws really are so repressive here to make defensive carry a joke once you cross into this State.