I need help interpreting the Va laws of transporting guns in a vehicle.
This might be a question related to many others but I'm in Va so that's where I'm posting the question.
What do you do to lock up your guns while transporting in a PU or SUV? The law states the guns must be locked in a separate compartment and ammo elsewhere. I want these replies to be crystal clear for everyone's benefit as it will likely apply to many others with similar laws.
Pistols/handguns: Unloaded of course - if you have a lockable glove box use it
Ammo/magazines (assume loaded): Are they safe within the cab of the vehicle if the weapon is locked up?
Long rifle: Unloaded of course - can it just lay on the floor?
Where would you have to carry the ammo for the rifle?
The law uses the phrase "securely wrapped" - what does that mean?
I don't have a cover on my truck so putting anything outside is subject to the weather conditions.
Similar issues will exist with a SUV where the may not be a compartment outside the vehicle other than under a floor/hatch either at the rear or possibly under the rear seat foot area.
I know I can ask some local LEO but I would like to know in advance to be prepared and I don't want to be in violation.