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post #1 of 17 Old 04-25-2014, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question gun question, riding with a shotgun/rifle?

Hello guys, I'm wondering how to ride my motorcycle with a shotgun /rifle (long firearm) legally in California?
Obviously I'm a civilian with no cwp or any special permit.

Always wanted to do/ask that when I lived in Tijuana but now, same question in California.
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post #2 of 17 Old 04-25-2014, 04:00 PM
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I don't know California laws but if you go with a shotgun don't carry it with a shell chambered as I do not believe any shotguns are truly "drop" proof and I would not want you to experience an unintentional discharge.

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post #3 of 17 Old 04-25-2014, 04:50 PM
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Your Attorney General should be able to answer your question definitely.

The NRA legal staff tracks firearms laws nationwide, you might ask them (I believe they will answer, whether or not you're a member).

Generally, legal unloaded firearms may be transported in a locked case (no ammunition present) if inaccessible to a motor vehicle driver. I'm thinking of a locked Kolpin scabbard; they're legal for shipping firearms as checked baggage on airlines (leastwise, they once were).
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just the way the police do it.

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just the way the police do it.
How do police carry shotguns on motorcycles, Scrapper?
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If you carry a long gun on your motorcycle, you gotta have more smartness than the police. Looks like the License Plate Reader Officer slot has now been filled for awhile......

http://www.pe.com/local-news/topics/...police-say.ece

I don't know. Either a rifle or shotgun carried in the open on a police motorcycle doesn't seem too wise to me if for no other reason than some of a malicious nature could easily take a quick second to jam something down the muzzle and that could really ruin your day if you happened to fire the weapon without noticing it's in there.




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I am not really sure the purpose for pulling the trigger of a gun you do not intend to shoot. Some use dry firing for practice but take precautions to ensure the weapon is empty. Pulling the trigger on a gun that is mounted on a motorcycle is definitely not dry fire training serves no purpose.
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I am not really sure the purpose for pulling the trigger of a gun you do not intend to shoot. Some use dry firing for practice but take precautions to ensure the weapon is empty. Pulling the trigger on a gun that is mounted on a motorcycle is definitely not dry fire training serves no purpose.
It was one of the kids who pulled the trigger.



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I didn't realize it was one of the kids, I misread that. He must not have had the safety on or the kid figured that out also. I am guessing there is going to be a policy change for them in the future.
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Actually, in answer to Omar Cord's question, I've put carrying a long gun on the KLR into the category of "not worth the trouble." It's just too much of a pain in the ass. I do routinely carry a shotgun with an 18" barrel and full stock in a scabbard attached to my cheap eBay side panel guards, but it's relatively short compared to a lot of rifles or full-length shotguns.

If I'm taking a rifle to the range, especially a nicer or scoped rifle, I skip the KLR and just take the Tacoma.



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