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Old November 11, 2013, 03:13 AM   #12
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Remember in CA you must have the gun UNLOADED in a locked case. Ammo needs to be in a separate case (preferable locked). Neither can be accessible by the driver.
2 out of 3 incorrect: unloaded, correct. Separate container is not needed for the ammunition, and where you carry your locked case in your vehicle is unimportant.

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If anyone under 18 can access your gun without permission then you are guilty of a felony!
Incorrect.

The Penal Code is 25100, and has more conditions - significantly, that the minor actually gets the gun AND injures others. Mere 'possible access' is not a crime.
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25100. (a) Except as provided in Section 25105, a person commits
the crime of "criminal storage of a firearm of the first degree" if
all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The person keeps any loaded firearm within any premises that
are under the person's custody or control.
(2) The person knows or reasonably should know that a child is
likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the
child's parent or legal guardian.
(3) The child obtains access to the firearm and thereby causes
death or great bodily injury to the child or any other person.

(b) Except as provided in Section 25105, a person commits the
crime of "criminal storage of a firearm of the second degree" if all
of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The person keeps any loaded firearm within any premises that
are under the person's custody or control.
(2) The person knows or reasonably should know that a child is
likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the
child's parent or legal guardian.
(3) The child obtains access to the firearm and thereby causes
injury, other than great bodily injury, to the child or any other
person, or carries the firearm either to a public place or in
violation of Section 417.
PC 25110 provides misdemeanor punishment for 'second degree', but felony punishment is possible for 'first degree'.
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