California Gun Laws

(Updated: December 8, 2019)

Overview Of California Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:May Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:Yes/No (county dependent)
Honors Other States Permits:No
Issues Non Resident Permits:No
Prohibited Locations:
  • School grounds
  • State Capitol
  • Legislative buildings
  • Polling places
  • Picketing
  • Courtrooms
  • In public while wearing mask
  • Places where alcohol consumption is primary purpose
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:No
Store In Vehicle:Yes (boxed/fastened - excl. console)
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:Yes
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring California PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin
Open Carry Allowed:No (generally prohibited except in unincorporated areas where the county has not made open carry illegal, or, pursuant to a CA open carry permit issued and valid only in a county with a population of less than 200,000 persons)


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