Regarding lending your wife a firearm for travel.

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by rampart18, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. rampart18

    rampart18 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Any advice on this matter that you may get here is near worthless. You need to contact a lawyer in california who will be willing to stand by his advice in court.
     

  3. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Anywhere else on the West coast the answer would be yes... Perfectly legal...

    In your state however...I'm surprised you can still legaly own a gun and am pretty sure that "scrotum" registration is right around the corner.:D

    Seriously though ... If in doubt consult an attorney familiar with CA Law

    Tack
     
  4. SB777

    SB777 New Member

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    For starters, visit the following web pages below that will summarize California and other State laws regarding transport of firearms. Unless she possesses a license/permit where she can carry it with in the driver seat, she may have to safe and lock it in the rear of the vehicle while traveling. What she does with it in other instances vary from state to state.

    http://handgunlaw.us/

    http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Main_Page
     
  5. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    If she has no experience with a firearm it is going to be a hassle for her. If she isn't asking for a gun she doesn't need one forced on her. Not to mention if she is not used to handling firearms around the kids you are exposing your wife to needless risk. Situation awareness will eliminate the need for a gun.
     
  6. rampart18

    rampart18 New Member

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    She has plenty experience with a firearm and by law she will have to carry the firearm in a locked container separated from the ammo which could be anywhere else. My fear is that the car will have a mishap and she can be stranded in a dark desolate place, where in that case, it would be most safe for her to take the firearm out of the trunk and keep it in her loaded. Yes, it may be illegal but there isn't one law that's going to keep her safe if someone stops to break the law and try to rape or kill her. Only thing I'm worried about is if she gets pulled over and the cops discover that there is a firearm in the trunk that's locked away and separated from the ammo but is not registered to her. I was only wondering if someone who may live here in Cali may be familiar with this and would know that it would or would not be legal for her to travel with it if it belonged to her husband.
     
  7. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    What's a wife
     
  8. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    In a worst case scenario, it could save her life. Best case, no one knows she even has it. Hedge your bets.
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If you would like advice, move.

    Even if she can legally carry in the trunk, separated from ammo, and all that.

    Then why even have her take it with her? Can she carry it with her when she is at her destination? Can she carry it into the Cracker Barrel she stops at on the way? How about refueling?
    If she needed it she still has to open the trunk, grab the gun, grab the ammo, load the gun.

    And a robbery can happen faster than the time it took to read this.
     
  10. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What difference does the law make? Either you're worried enough about your wife and child to loan her the gun, or you're not. Both scenarios, her getting attacked or her getting stopped and searched, are unlikely. If my wife and child were traveling through an area that was known to be dangerous, I'd loan her the gun and take my chances with the law. But if I felt she'd be much more likely to get stopped and searched by a cop, I'd keep the gun at home.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013
  11. DeltaF

    DeltaF New Member

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    I don't say this often....

    Screw the law. Which would you rather, having to drive to the jail house and sign some bond papers, or having to drive to the morgue and identify her corpse?

    A gun is part of the luggage on EVERY road trip state side. Don't get stopped by the cops don't admit to having it and don't give permission to search the vehicle if you do and everything will be fine.

    (If it gets used, obviously that's different and honesty is the best policy then.)
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Pepper spray and a knife illegal?
     
  13. MoHawk

    MoHawk New Member

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    Better to be judged by 12....
     
  14. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Felony conviction or carried by 6?

    Tough position. State laws trump, make sure you understand them. Commie state doesn't take kindly to people that don't swallow the rhetoric.
     
  15. DeltaF

    DeltaF New Member

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    It doesn't matter what they think. Even in the commie state they can't search your car without probable cause.

    As long as the gun is out of sight in the vehicle and stored somewhere other than with the registration papers there's no chance of the officer seeing it on a stop.

    As long as she doesn't stink of narcotics there isn't really any other reason for them to search the car.
     
  16. gvw3

    gvw3 New Member

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    Why no get her her own gun registered to her? I don't know CA law but in Illinois I can loan my wife my gun and it has to be in a case. You can have loaded mags in the case but not in the gun. Illinois has no gun registration but we do have to register gun owners.
     
  17. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What is this "gun registration" thing you speak of? Any State that does not trust its law abiding citizens with firearms deserves to be in your rear view mirror.

    Escape while you can!
     
  18. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    dude! TMI! ;) I'm sure you meant on her. otherwise, we may need to move this to the Trail......

    I have to agree with Dan here. Find a LEGAL means for her to defend herself and your son. I suggest a 4 D cell Maglight or something along those lines. Yes, my wife and I both have our CCW Permits, but our 16 YO daughter can not legally carry. Hence the matching trio of Maglights in all 3 of the trucks we own. Not as good as a pistol, but LE doesn't question why you have it.

    This ^^ is why we are moving out of NY at the end of the school year. Leave while you can, you will be happier elsewhere. i am originally from So-CAL, and have lived many other places. I can vouch for the fact that the grass si greener elswhere. At least the LEGAL grass is. :D
     
  19. rampart18

    rampart18 New Member

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    That's exactly the same way I feel!
     
  20. rampart18

    rampart18 New Member

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    I totally agree!