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California is a "may issue" state for concealed carry based on an applicant's justified need and suitability. A license to carry a concealed firearm may be issued or denied to qualified applicants at the discretion of a county's sheriff or an incorporated city's chief of police in their place of residence.
In the United States, open carry refers to the practice of "openly carrying a firearm in public", as distinguished from concealed carry, where firearms cannot be seen by the casual observer.To "carry" in this context indicates that the firearm is kept readily accessible on the person, within a holster or attached to a sling.
Where do I find laws regarding the possession of firearms? I'm not sure whether I have a California record that would prevent me from owning/possessing a firearm.
“I have to admit, initially I was a bit nervous about … the [open carry] law, [b]ut to my surprise, we have not had one single incident as it relates to open-carry.”
Business and Professions Code - BPC. Civil Code - CIV. Code of Civil Procedure - CCP
Open carry is the practice of wearing a holstered handgun on one's body, usually the hip or leg, unconcealed by clothing (see photo, top), or more rarely, carrying a long-gun such as a rifle or shotgun (generally slung).
Existing law also prohibits, with certain exceptions, carrying an unloaded firearm that is not a handgun, such as a shotgun or rifle, while in an incorporated city or city and county but does not prohibit the carrying of an unloaded firearm other than a handgun in unincorporated areas of a county.
YES/NO – Must Inform Officer. California gun laws do not say you must inform a law enforcement officer you are carrying a concealed firearm or that you need to carry your permit.
All states allow - to some degree - concealed carry of a pistol, but not all allow for open carry, though the open carry states can be a bit more permissive with it than concealed carry. Almost all states require a permit to concealed carry, but only a few of the open carry states require one to open carry.
Nebraska Open Carry. This website is dedicated to the promotion of legally, openly carrying properly-holstered handguns in the state of Nebraska.