Carrying while hiking/backpacking

BurbanHunter

New member
What are they legal issues of carrying a firearm while hiking/backpacking?

Can you put it in your pack?

Visible on your hip?

Unloaded :)rolleyes:)?

I hike a lot in Commi-fornia and am planning a backpacking trip in the redwoods. I just want to be safe and legal.
 

kairo

Moderator
Staff member
What are they legal issues of carrying a firearm while hiking/backpacking?

Can you put it in your pack?

Visible on your hip?

Unloaded :)rolleyes:)?

I hike a lot in Commi-fornia and am planning a backpacking trip in the redwoods. I just want to be safe and legal.
you can't in CA unless you have a CCW
 

RARECJ8

Well-known member
Premium Member
open carry is generally fine unless ur in a city that specifically prohibits it, like san fransicko. some national parks also prohibit firearms aswell. if ur in ? USFS lands open carry should be fine. Expect scrutiny if u go during hunting season. General prohibition is concealed carry on ur person. A backpack is iffy-- they will need probable cause to search ur pack, so don;t give them PC. its especially iffy if the pistol is loaded in the pack. if the ammo is in a different compartment you might be ok.

google is ur friend here, so good luck.


here is a start...

http://www.paul.net/guns/CaliforniaOpenCarry.pdf

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080125223753AAU5q6t


mb
 
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BigNorm

Active member
Two Words...

Claude Dallas.

Don't let em push you around... a backpack should be ideal.
I don't get the refference. I just googled old Claude and he was convicted of shooting two game wardens when they came into his camp to site him on poaching infringements. Not trying to talk ****. I just want to see your point.
 

BurbanHunter

New member
Or you could just stay the hell out of CA and you wont have to ask dumb questions and worry about being safe:thumbsup: BTW, Im a commi-fornia resident;)
:rolleyes: I'm originally from California. And a question about obeying the law is NEVER dumb. I think a lot of people on here feel the same way.

But it's ok... I don't expect you to understand
 

rundovr

New member
t-thunder you worry me, please don't avocate any violence against lawenforcement officers. the slaughter of two law enforcement officers by a true criminal is not a commendable attribute, or a joke.
 

CashMoney

I piss excellence.
i'm goign to be camping in cali for memorial day weekend...and i'll be doin the back pack thing cause if i'm in the woods deep droppin a duece i'm not going to try and fend a bear off with a stick and whatnot. i'd rather risk going to jail for having it in a back pack they need a search warrent or probable cause to get into. its better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. :thumbsup:
 
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