California’s Gun Laws FAQ’s

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There are very strict rules when it comes to California’s gun laws. These rules outline who is allowed to purchase a gun, when they can purchase, how many and how often they can purchase, how the gun must be stored at home, who may use the gun, when the gun may be used and more.

The gun laws for California are some of the strictest in the United States. Here are some frequently asked questions and the answers to them.

Can I lend my gun to a family member?

A firearm can be given to a person’s adult child or adult grandchild as long as it is a legal firearm. A firearm can also be given to a person’s spouse. However, a person cannot lend or give the gun to any other relative such as siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins...

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Alcohol Friendly Beaches

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California is known for many things, including its many beaches and the beautiful weather. Everyone flocks to the shores to play in the sand and water, to relax and have a good time with friends and to eat but not drink alcohol.

It is illegal to drink alcohol at the majority of California’s beaches.

However, those who prefer a little booze with their beach trip are not out of luck, because there are a few beaches that are alcohol friendly.

Carmel Beach

Located in Northern California, Carmel-by-the-Sea is known as a quaint, picturesque town that is even more captivating because of its alcohol friendly beach. You can have your choice of alcoholic beverage in between your surf runs while you lay on the beach in between beach sports or during a bonfire...

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Road Trip Checklist

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Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip with friends. It is vacation season and the weather is perfect for you to drive your convertible with the wind blowing in your hair. Whether you have a destination in mind or you prefer to just drive, make sure you have packed your essentials such as sunglasses, sunblock, swim suits and have your driving playlist ready. Before you get on the road, make sure to do a safety check of your vehicle.

  • Check that all exterior lights of the car work properly: head lights, tail lights, brake lights, signal lights and high beams.
  • Make sure your horn is working and loud enough for others to hear.
  • All passengers need to be wearing a seatbelt. Make sure those are functioning properly.
  • Hopefully it will not rain, but in case it does, you will want ...
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Strange Laws From Around The United State

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It probably comes as no surprise to anybody that politicians do not always come up with the best ideas when it comes to laws. Many times, it can be argued that their hearts were in the right place, they simply failed on the delivery of the new law. Others times, there is simply no explanation for the law.

You can find proof of this by simply looking through the different laws of not just California, but other states as well. It would seem no state is safe from having a law that would make you scratch your head in confusion.

  • Women may not drive in a house coat in California.
  • Citizens in Virginia must honk their horn when passing other cars.
  • At a wake in Massachusetts, mourners may not have more than 3 sandwiches.
  • In Iowa, tanning bed facilities must warn of the risk of getting a su...
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Stunts Gone Wrong

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The rise of YouTube has created several celebrities on the web. The site has made it possible for ordinary people to create their own fame. This has led to hundreds of thousands of people trying to climb their way to the top. Some of these people, attempt to do crazy or insane stunts to gain a following and get views.

More often than not, these stunts end in disaster. Someone ends up getting hurt, or worse, because the performer fails to do the stunt safely. They try to do the stunt right away without any sort of rehearsal or testing.

Recently, a Minnesota woman accidentally shot her boyfriend while trying to film a stunt for a YouTube video. The plan was for her to shoot a .50 caliber Desert Eagle at a book that her boyfriend was holding in front of his chest...

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When Can You Break Into A Car Without Getting Into Trouble?

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Toward the end of last year, California finally made it a law to protect citizens who, in good faith and after exhausting all other options to no avail, break into hot vehicles to rescue a dog. Since the law has gone into effect, there have been few incidences where such action needed to take place. Now, summer is here and for the first time since the law went into effect, the temperatures will consistently top 70 and 80 degrees daily. This means that more dogs are vulnerable to being left alone in hot vehicles while their owner runs an errand.

There are certain steps and conditions in order for the individual, who broke into the car, to be protected from criminal charges.

  • The person first must be certain that there is no way of opening the vehicle without breaking in.
  • The person must...
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It Is Illegal To Misuse 9-1-1

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When there is an emergency that requires immediate professional attention and care, the number to dial is 911. Emergencies include reporting a fire or a car accident. Basically anything where fire, police, or medical attention is needed in order to save a life, reduce damaged property, catch a criminal, or rescue someone.

Emergencies do not include a restaurant running out of the barbecue sauce you wanted, really disliking your neighbor because they play loud music all the time, or not knowing how to unclog your toilet. There are certain times when calling 911 is and is not warranted for an incident.

In every state, including California, it is illegal to dial 911 if it is not an emergency. A person who abuses the hotline can be charged with an infraction and fined...

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Travel Allowances While Out On Bail

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If you have a vacation coming up, but you or a travel companion of yours is currently out on bail, you will need to make sure that their release terms and court appearances are not going to conflict with the travel plans. Unfortunately, you will need to prioritize the court situation over your vacation, even if it was planned months ago. By doing this, you and your loved ones are showing the court that you are serious about taking care of this important situation, and that you do not want to cause any additional issues or delays.

You will need to know if the judge is allowing the defendant to travel while out on bail.

If there are no travel restrictions, then the defendant is free to move forward with their upcoming vacation. However, the judge may impose certain travel restrictions...

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What Appears On Background Checks?

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Your skills qualify you for the job you are interviewing for and you hit it off with your interviewer. They tell you that unofficially, you have the job. They just need to do a background check and get the paperwork in order. Once everything clears, you are hired! However, you are worried that your potential employer will discover something on your background check that will put you in jeopardy of getting the position.

Background checks are standard procedure for job positions. They are also standard for other needs, like trying to get a home or an apartment. They are legal to do so, as long as the company complies with the federal and state laws on conducting background checks. The employer just wants to know if you have once been arrested for a crime...

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Is It Worth Fighting A Traffic Ticket?

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When you get a traffic ticket for speeding or running a stop sign, you can easily pay it, but you wonder whether it is worth fighting the ticket. You might be able to get it reduced or thrown out altogether. In some cases, it can be worth it to fight. However, it is not always the easiest or fastest thing to deal with. In the long run, you may end up losing more money on wasted time. Before you decide, evaluate the pros and cons, including how disruptive it could be to your daily routine and how much you have to gain or lose financially. You need to look at not only your ticket, but your insurance premiums that could increase due to the ticket.

You can get out of paying for a traffic ticket if you show up for court, but the officer does not...

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