California Gun storage violation.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Whiskey45, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    Hi all!
    I was cited for misdemeanor on illegal gun storage.My gun was not loaded and kept on the second floor and my ammos were all downstairs. If you are reading this, thank you. I lost sleep over this tginking I might go to jail for misdemeanor. I have a clean record. Police cleared me on my accidental discharge while cleaning guns but cited me for not having the gun locked when they asked me where I placed it.
     
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  2. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So California requires a gun lock(trigger lock?) on all stored firearms?? Please explain more!!
     

  3. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    yes. here in california, it is a midemeanor to leave or store your gun unlocked. It must be under lock and key or a california approved locking device like cable locks.
     
  4. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    This law was implemented a few months ago. I hope they will be lenient on my first offense.
     
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    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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  6. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    I lived in NY prior to coming to San Diego. NY is the worst.
     
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  7. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    An accidental discharge is hard to talk your way out of, especially if you are in city limits.

    Welcome to the forum. Find the introductions when you get a chance, and tell us a bit about yourself.
     
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  8. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    Hi, I am Mike! When the police knocked and ask if they may come in, I did let them in and talked calmly. I admitted my mistake and showed them where in the yard it happened. One cop said thank you for being honest and that he will not cite me for it. However I got cited for gun storage violation.
     
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  9. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Introduction is greatly appreciated here... Your story is intreguing to us. We want to hear more!!!! Please keep us updated
     
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  10. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What if you store in a locked safe??? What is considered locked???
     
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  11. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    gun must have cable lock, trigger lock or in a locked gun vault.
     
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  12. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    my fun was unloaded but on top of besroom cabinet
     
  13. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    gun
     
  14. W.T. Sherman

    W.T. Sherman Well-Known Member

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    most folks that I know have a gun safe to secure their guns, not for any safety reason, but to protect their guns from theft. to me that sounds more of a reason to get a safe then any other reason.

    from what I have read the penalty for having a unsecure firearm is a third-degree criminal storage of a firearm is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail or fine of up to $1,000, or both.

    you definitely need a attorney
     
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  15. microadventure

    microadventure Well-Known Member

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    do this: find a gun safe which is California approved. look it up on youtube. most of them have 4 bypass techniques that render them useless. a grade school child could look it up. on one video a 3 year old bypasses the lock.
     
  16. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    I always keep a watchful eye on my gun because I have kids. before the police went in, I hid my gun, The last thing I wanted is foe them to see it at once and have an excuse to shoot me. I did it fast and didnt get a chance to put a cable lock on it.
     
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  17. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    three hots and a cot (jail) or leniency. I am prepared for both. my Kids were never in harm's way and I will not beg an intruder to give me time to unlock my gun.
     
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  18. Whiskey45

    Whiskey45 New Member

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    my 6 year old son placed a toy nunchucks on my bedstand and said ot is his turn to protect us.
     
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  19. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mine are legally secure but yet accessible. I plead the 5th after that..
     
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