GUN So what constitutes "carrying"?

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  1. WhiteLightning

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    Does that mean the gun is on your person? If I take my rifle or shotgun camping, is having it in my car/tent illegal? Does this only apply to handguns? Thanks for your patience. :o
     
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    It seems what you are really asking about is transporting.

    There are different laws in different states when it comes to "transporting" and even some states allow local ordinances.

    It can be anything from, no restrictions to having it in the car, to it must be unloaded and secured, to it can only be in the car going to or from home and the range or hunting.

    edit: I think Maine even requires it to be unloaded and in plain sight.
     
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    say i have a CWP for virginia and I'm traveling from Virginia to Philly, Philadelphia reciprocates virginia's permit, but of course, to get to philly, i have to go into maryland, which is the lame state. when i'm in MD, would I have to unload the weapon or can i not have it at all since I'm not going hunting...

    i'm going to look this up for myself, but i was just wondering if anyone has had any experience doing this themselves that can offer some insight
     
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    FUCK, i'd be passing through Delaware, too
     
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    You have to at the minimum abide by the laws of the state you are in. Supposedly the transport of firearms from one location it is legal to possess them to another location it is legal is protected under the interstate commerce act (I think that is the right one) though some states don't like to abide by it. I think NC won't allow it in the cabin on the car (not sure what you do with a truck, minivan or station wagon)

    I've gone from Florida to Maine (I hold permits in both states and reciprocated by many in between) and rather than deal with the local laws on a state by state basis, I simply simply unloaded the gun (in some cases field stripper) placed it in a case, padlocked the case and then put it in the compartment under the rear seats of my truck and I just bought ammo when I arrived.

    I am not saying that is legal advise that's just how I've done it.
     
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    i just read that delaware now honors VA CHP :woot:
     
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    Different states vary... Generally you are OK if the gun is not loaded, and is not in a place you have easy access to it (ie the trunk)... Just to be safe, the ammo should probably be stored in a separate location... I personally leave my unloaded guns in the trunk, and the ammo boxes in the front of the car...
     
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    NC is an open carry state.
    As long as it is visible it is legal to be transported.
     
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    i travel from VA to PA all the time through communistland.

    i unload my hand gun and put it in the case with a lock on it. ammo is separate.

    of course the mags are loaded... so that may be illegal by maryland's law. the mags are in a separate place though, and i didnt find any specifics on that
     
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    :coold: i'll be sure to do something like that while i'm driving through MD
     
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    This thread reminds me of the Supreme Court case: Muscarello v. United States, 524 U.S. 125 (1998).

     

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