Originally Posted by pie8man
The weapon must be unloaded. In Cali this means you can legally open carry the magazine or revolver clip and the gun separately on your person. Less than 10 round capacity max.
find that 'unloaded' info later, should have edited my post.
What I read would lead me to question the 10-round capacity max. part, though. It is my understanding that such 'hi-cap' magazines cannot be 'imported' for sale in Ca. NOT that they are illegal to have in your possession.
Granted, this is noted as 'abridged', but THIS
from californiaopencarry says nothing about magazine capacity.
Please note, also, that the clip does NOT have to be 'separate' from the weapon, as determined in People vs: Clark in 1996 (from the above document):
...the California Court of Appeal clarified that in order to be “loaded” a firearm must have ammunition “placed into a position from which it can be fired”. It even went so far as to point out as an example of what is not
loaded to include shells attached to
a shotgun inside a buttstock shell carrier.