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Old 08-23-2019, 3:01 PM
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Got few concerns, I have an AR-7, is a long gun considered a concealed weapon in a backpack? Is it even legal to put an AR-7 in a backpack and go hiking in areas where rifles are allowed (national forest, etc.)? Finally does an AR-7 have to be in a locked container while transporting in the bed of a truck or backseat. (FYI, the AR-7 will be unloaded with no magazine in the receiver but may be loaded separately in the butt stock "case".)
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Old 08-23-2019, 3:04 PM
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No it is a take down rifle conceal it all you want in stowed configuration. ammo in mag in butt stock.
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Old 08-23-2019, 6:27 PM
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Taken apart is good. But also, if you are in the field hunting or walking to/from hunting (unless bowhunting deer) with a hunting license, you can carry à concealed weapon legally.
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Old 08-24-2019, 5:20 AM
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Got few concerns, I have an AR-7, is a long gun considered a concealed weapon in a backpack? Is it even legal to put an AR-7 in a backpack and go hiking in areas where rifles are allowed (national forest, etc.)? Finally does an AR-7 have to be in a locked container while transporting in the bed of a truck or backseat. (FYI, the AR-7 will be unloaded with no magazine in the receiver but may be loaded separately in the butt stock "case".)
The AR7 is a long gun, rifle.

CA conceal carry laws only apply to "handguns".

For "long guns", just need to comply with CA open carry laws and CA loaded weapon in public laws.

CA open carry laws requires the unloaded long gun to be in a locked container or encased, while outside of a vehicle and in incorporated territory or in a public place/street in unincorporated territory.

Therefore...
If the backpack is designed to carry firearms, then the AR7 just needs to be unloaded while in it.
If the backpack is not designed to carry firearms, then the AR7 needs to be unloaded and in a locked container.



Penal Code 26400
(a) A person is guilty of carrying an unloaded firearm that is not a handgun when that person carries upon his or her person an unloaded firearm that is not a handgun outside a vehicle while in any of the following areas:
(1) An incorporated city or city and county.
(2) A public place or a public street in a prohibited area of an unincorporated area of a county.

Penal Code 26405
Section 26400 does not apply to, or affect, the carrying of an unloaded firearm that is not a handgun in any of the following circumstances:
(c) When the firearm is either in a locked container or encased and it is being transported directly between places where a person is not prohibited from possessing that firearm and the course of travel shall include only those deviations between authorized locations as are reasonably necessary under the circumstances.

Penal Code 16505
For purposes of Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 26400) of Division 5 of Title 4, a firearm is “encased” when that firearm is enclosed in a case that is expressly made for the purpose of containing a firearm and that is completely zipped, snapped, buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened with no part of that firearm exposed.
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Old 08-24-2019, 8:28 AM
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Who has a list of California DOJ approved backpacks designed for carrying rifles?
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Who has a list of California DOJ approved backpacks designed for carrying rifles?
There is no such list.


5.11, Blackhawk, and Hazard 4 are examples of manufacturers that make packs designed for carrying firearms.
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