CA carry in state parks update, now ok?

USCCA: Noted on reciprocation maps.

When did this happen, and what actual proof do we have of this? There’s been hear-say tossed around for years.

CARRY IN STATE/NATIONAL PARKS, STATE/NATIONAL FORESTS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS (WMAS)?

Can you carry a concealed firearm in state/national parks, state/national forests and Wildlife Management Areas in California?

Yes, with a California CCWL, for state parks and national forests, provided the license is valid in the location of the park or forest based on any applicable license restrictions (e.g., city or county of residence).

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Did you get that from the state page for California, @Glock27ccw?

We have a page dedicated to carrying in parks:
https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/resources/federal-ccw-law/other-federal-locations/

That should direct you to the documentation you need. (Looking at it from my phone, if that doesn’t have all of the details you need please let me know (@dawn) and I’ll reach out to our legal guru for the exact location for you in the morning).

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Dawn,

Yes, it came from the CA change logs in the reciprocation maps at USCCA resources. New as of 3,18,20. The page you linked doesn’t address anything at state level, just federal issues.

This would be valuable to run down the facts, as there has been A LOT of misinformation on this subject for the last several years.

Thanks!

Still says NO on the CA Parks site as of copyright 2020:
https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21300

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I stand corrected:

Updated info on the CA Parks web site (buried deeply, for sure however):

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=23110#weapons

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It scares me thinking of having a firearm anywhere in Commyforinia hahaha :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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The cite is vague at best. It cited the need to have a LCT issued in the same area as the part. California LTC are not issued on a county or city city basis. However, some smaller counties are restricted from issuing a state-wide permit. If you want to be extra conservative, ask before you break the law!

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