Burbank, CA asked in Consumer Law, Legal Malpractice and Federal Crimes for California

Q: Is it legal to transport a survival multitool/camping axe in your vehicle in California?

1 Lawyer Answer

William John Light

Answered
  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Under CA law, it is unlawful to conceal a knife, or stabbing weapon, upon your person. Whether a stabbing weapon within reach in your car is "upon your person" might be a question for a jury to decide. An axe would not generally be considered a stabbing weapon. Also, folding knives, like typically found in a multitool, are exempt. There may be local ordinances that impose different requirements.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&division=5.&title=3.&part=6.&chapter=4.&article=

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