Originally Posted by rampart18
Hi guys! I live in Commiefornia and my wife is taking a trip up north to visit her sister which is like a 6 hour drive. She's taking my son and she will be driving through areas where she will lose cell phone service as well as not having anyone around to help her. I want to give her one of my pistols just in case she needs it. You here all kinds of horrible stories happening and I want to make sure the two most important things in my life are well taken care of. Can I legally lend it to her even if its registered to me?
Late to the game here... so FWIW
If your a gun owner; then no matter what, you need to be fully aware of your states requirements for gun ownership. I realize you're doing just that at a certain level but a forum is not the place.... "Start" with reading your state's criminal code re. firearms...
If your truly concerned about your wife and child's safety "MIGHT" be at risk , then you need to go with them. The way California law dictates how you are to transports firearms and ammo "Legally" in a vehicle. Drawing and defending yourself with a pistol is darn near impossible in the time an incident occurs. You can't call "Time out" and then "Time in"....
If registration / ownership is the issue.. Then it is a simple fix and wait issue... Take one of your firearms (or purchase another) and get it transferred into your wife's name.