Wedding in Cali, what can I carry?

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  1. Godsgunman

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    So I am in a wedding for a good friend who is in the Navy and he's in San Diego. I am from Kansas, a free state not under communistic laws, and carry everywhere I go. Since I know I can't carry a firearm in the foreign country of California for protection, am I able to have a knife? If so how big? I'm sure pepper spray or the like is fine. What do you suggest?
    I'm really not a fearful person and understand my best defense is using my head and being aware of my surroundings. I am just wondering what I can have with me for worst case scenario since I will be somewhere I have never been before and could accidentally make a wrong turn.
     
  2. MErl

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    It makes me wonder if the recent lawsuits also force states to issue nonresident permits.

    regarding knives, you might get some answers here:
    http://www.akti.org/resources
     
  3. Quiet

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    Legal in CA to conceal carry
    stun gun / taser
    pepper spray (2.5oz or less)
    folding knife (can not be a "switchblade knife" [PC 17235], blade needs to be closed while concealed, no blade length limit).




    Penal Code 17235
    As used in this part, "switchblade knife" means a knife having the appearance of a pocketknife and includes a spring-blade knife, snap-blade knife, gravity knife, or any other similar type knife, the blade or blades of which are two or more inches in length and which can be released automatically by a flick of a button, pressure on the handle, flip of the wrist or other mechanical device, or is released by the weight of the blade or by any type of mechanism whatsoever. "Switchblade knife" does not include a knife that opens with one hand utilizing thumb pressure applied solely to the blade of the knife or a thumb stud attached to the blade, provided that the knife has a detent or other mechanism that provides resistance that must be overcome in opening the blade, or that biases the blade back toward its closed position.
     
  4. fdf

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    "I'm really not a fearful person and understand my best defense is using my head"

    In all honesty, if I worried about my safety at a wedding, I would not attend the wedding.

    That is a friend I would not need to attend his wedding.
     
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    Two sticks of bubblegum and a toothpick...but those are going to be outlawed next week as they are known to cause cancer.
     
  6. Hurryin' Hoosier

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    A softball bat.
     
  7. Quiet

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    "non-resident" CA concealed carry permits...

    Under current CA laws, an issuing agency can issue a concealed carry permit to a non-resident of the issuing agency's jurisdiction for a business/employment good cause.

    Due to the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rulings (Peruta v San Diego, Richards v Prieto, and Baker v Kealoha), personal protection can be used as good cause for issuance of a "non-resident" concealed carry permit instead of a business/employment good cause.

    However, the "non-resident" CA LTC permit is only valid in the county it is issued in and only valid for 90 days.

    Cost to apply for the "non-resident" permit is the same as a standard permit, so depending on the issuing agency cost to obtain a permit is $300-500. But cost to renew would be more, since you would need to renew every 3 months instead of 2 years.

    Summary:
    A non-resident of CA can get a CA conceal carry permit but it is only valid in the county it is issued in and only valid for 90 days.
     
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    Not without a ball and glove as a reasonable 'fig leaf' to suggest actually planning to play softball.

    Penal Code:
     
  9. oneounceload

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    Exactly

    This type of lingo really isn't necessary
     
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    ....LOL
     
  11. Godsgunman

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    FDF,
    I'm not worried about the people at the wedding or the wedding itself it's the rest of the time. We will be out there for about a week to make it a vacation as my wife and I only get one a year usually for our anniversary. We will be by ourselves to go see the sights so those are the times I'm concerned with.

    Look like I'll have to load up on the tooth picks and bubble gum, I hope Double Bubble isn't outlawed :p
     
  12. RJTravel

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    Not sure legal, but relatives in L.A. County suggest a shotgun on floor of back seat with shells at hand and practice instant load. I understand this is within 'touch, reach, or grasp', but apparently is commonly done with impunity. Perhaps someone in SoCal can offer advice on legality of this mode.
     
  13. MIL-DOT

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    If it were me.......a couple condoms ? :D
     
  14. fdf

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    I'm not worried about the people at the wedding or the wedding itself it's the rest of the time. We will be out there for about a week to make it a vacation as my wife and I only get one a year usually for our anniversary. We will be by ourselves to go see the sights so those are the times I'm concerned with.

    Makes sense now, I was going to recommend a gift wrapped Stihl chain saw with a pink bow.
     
  15. MErl

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    Quiet, thanks for that info. It would not be feasible for a tourist to carry under a CA nonresident permit.
     
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    I'm thankful that whenever I attend a wedding in CA it's it's of my LEO brother's daughters and his G26 ankle carry is enough for me when out at nite. My older brother is also adequately prepared but with a beautiful S&W .38 SPL. I may bring my .45 acp but in a TSA approved case in my suitcase. I might get some free range time :)

    Fdf- I second a nice MS290 or even better a vintage 038 Super Farm Boss with a 20" bar.
     
  17. Pacsd

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    How about carrying the bride over the threshold?
     
  18. Sam1911

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    I believe this has now been adequately answered, but its hard to tell with all the fluff and silliness tossed in.


    Every time I see a post like this I have to assume the poster really just doesn't get the basic idea of why we carry. If we could pick and choose where trouble will occur (and whether it will occur on the way to or from somewhere you have to go) wouldn't that negate the need to carry at all?
     
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