Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

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Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

Post by TankerHC on Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:17 pm

I am headed back to Pa. in 3 weeks, plan on taking a couple of my 1911's and maybe that new Revolver with me to go to my cousins gun club and shoot. As far as transporting across state lines, I will be crossing Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, West Va., Maryland and into Pa. From reading various forums on the subject, it seems the (Not barring Federal Law) State laws vary so much that you could possibly be arrested. So, does this sound right. According to the ATF, this is what I plan on doing.

All guns will be locked in cases.
The guns (In locked cases) will then be locked in my truck box outside of the cab, no access by me.
There will be no ammo on board.
I do not plan on stopping anywhere, except to fuel and grab something to eat at a drive through.

So, under Federal Law I should be good, correct?

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Re: Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

Post by gunluvinatty on Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:53 pm

Correct.

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Re: Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

Post by vblackwell on Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:54 pm

From what I just read on every state you mentioned, you would be legal to carry those with you as you stated. http://www.handgunlaw.us/

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Re: Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

Post by SLBcmtr on Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:19 pm

Should be fine...main thing is to act like you don't have any firearms onboard!!!

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Re: Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

Post by Vick on Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:27 pm

Looks OK on the surface, just check the individual state laws...for example, I will not, under any circumstances, drive my car/truck into Massachusetts. That state has a MANDATORY 10-year prison sentence for any one caught with a firearm not registered in that state. I can't believe that a Massachusetts Highway Patrolman would not stop me to check just because I have a Mississippi license tag. And he WOULD find a gun in my vehicle. I wouldn't spend much time worrying about Federal laws...they don't do traffic control.

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Re: Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

Post by insignia100 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:01 am

I'm about to do the same thing only I'll be going home to WV. I wonder if having my CCW (which MS, TN, and KY honor) will add one extra layer of protection. My issue is that I drive a truck, so I don't have a trunk to lock my guns in. My plan is to lock all the cases and lock the ammo cans and put everything behind my seat.

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Re: Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

Post by Dr. 10/22 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:15 pm

MD and OH are the only states in that travel direction that don't have reciprocity with MS. I am not sure about duty to inform other than TN is a duty to inform state. I always check here before I go anywhere out of my usual path.

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Re: Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

Post by xwing on Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:55 pm

Per Federal law 926A, you should be legal per your suggestion. http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/18C44.txt

In fact, with the exception of MD, all of those states have good receprocity. If you happen to have a Florida out-of-state permit (or one of many others), you could carry in all of them except MD.

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Re: Transporting Firearms Across State Lines

Post by LugerT on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:06 pm

Firearms owners protection act (safe passage) 1986'

Unloaded and inaccessible.

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