Continuing the discussion from Are any other Californians discouraged by the new (2024) laws for CCW holders?:
So I am extremely disappointed at how long this has taken and will take to move through the legal system.
But I have read the new laws 10 times and even chatted with the great USCCA team online and have come up with a plan to live within the laws until they are overturned.
You can still drive around in CA with a CA permit and into parking lots with your loaded gun. When you park you need to place your loaded gun in a locked container. I have a console installed lock box, but if you don’t you are permitted to exit the vehicle and store it in a secure lock box, in the trunk, or other locked area, like an attached toolbox. When you come out of the church, store, Dr office, etc. you can retrieve your weapon from storage before you leave the parking lot. No loitering after you retrieve your weapon.
However schools. playgrounds, & parks ant some other areas are special. The limitations include streets and sidewalks around them so no stopping and parking with a weapon ever, no matter what. To pick up my grandson I have to leave my gun locked up at my son’s house before I pick him up.
So all the other laws still are in effect like Federal Bldgs. no guns in parking lots ever. Also many other new restrictions apply that many were not aware of have not been addressed by any of the law suits. The temporary injunction 20 Dec 2023, and the stay that was granted 30 Dec 2023 don’t cover many of the changes and they are not currently being challenged.
But for most of my daily routine, I will still have my loaded gun on me or locked in the truck. Don’t expect many churches , businesses, or any others to post signs that guns are OK.
Many say my area law enforcement say they won’t enforce the law so I will ignore it, no one will know.
If you use your gun in one of the already existing or new restricted places, most DAs will prosecute, you will loose your permit, you will no longer have reciprocity in other states, and as usual you will get sued. It will be better if you follow the law, but find ways to live with your gun as close as possible, Get a permit and keep it as long as you can.