GUN Quick car carry question: AZ and CO

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  1. TwoGuns

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    I'm going to be driving through Arizona and Colorado this coming weekend and wanted to be absolutely clear on what's legal and not. I read the gun laws on the NRA website, but would like some confirmation just for peace of mind.

    Arizona:

    "It is unlawful to carry a firearm concealed within the immediate control of any person in or on a means of transportation. This does not apply to firearms carried in a case, holster or scabbard in a means of transportation or a storage compartment, trunk, pack, luggage, or glove compartment of a means of transportation."

    Colorado:

    "A permit is not required to carry a handgun where carrying firearms is legal, if the handgun is not concealed. A handgun is not considered concealed if it is in the possession of a person who is in a private automobile or other private means of conveyance who is carrying it for a legal use, or the handgun is in the possession of a person who is legally engaged in hunting activities within the state."


    Both state laws consider a "firearm" a loaded or unloaded pistol, shotgun, or rifle.

    From what I understand, In Arizona it's legal to carry a loaded pistol in the glove compartment, or in a holster on your hip, correct?

    And in Colorado, I can have a loaded pistol anywhere in the vehicle?


    Thanks to anyone who can put my mind at ease
     
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    Check out www.packing.org ... even though the site is primarily for concealed carry holders, each state's page has a section on car carry laws, carrying without a permit, and peacable journey laws.
     
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    Colorado's laws are pretty clear, but Arizona's are a bit odd. Not sure why it'd be illegal for me to have a loaded pistol in between my seat and the console, but legal for me to have in a holster on my hip.
     

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