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Old 09-08-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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I was wondering about this because I might drive to FL with my gun. And I will have to driv thru that anti gun State ILLIONS I65 to I 75 so if I read this code right the gun and ammo have to be in different parts of my truck
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Sec 18 USC 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms.
Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver's compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

Interstate travel with a firearm is, therefore, permissible as long as the firearm is unloaded and in such a place that it is completely inaccessible (preferably the trunk of the vehicle).

HOWEVER, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT CITIZENS PLANNING TO TRAVEL WITH A FIREARM SHOULD CALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OR LICENSING AUTHORITIES IN THE STATES TO OR THROUGH WHICH THEY WILL BE TRAVELING TO OBTAIN THE LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING WEAPON TRANSPORT LAWS. IN SOME CASES, STATE LAW TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER FEDERAL LAW REGARDING INTERSTATE TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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Peaceable Journey Act. Disclaimer- I am not a lawyer- I am a useful member of society-

IF it is legal to possess at both ends of trip, you are not making extended stopovers where it is not legal to possess-

Lock UNLOADED gun and ammo in trunk. Pickup, no trunk? Lock UNLOADED gun and ammo in a locked case. Put it behind the seat. FWIW, I have a locking diamond plate toolbox on my pickup. To comply withe the Fed law, gun cannot be accessible without going thru a lock, glovebox does not count.

I do know there are reports of some localities that are in violation of the Federal law.
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If I make the trip I still have to make some phone calls -
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You don't really have to worry about it as long as you're not driving through Chicago. The farther South you get in IL the less and less they care about enforcing those gun laws. Seriously. Like others have said I'm not a lawyer, but I live just on the other side of the river in St. Louis and frequent IL often. If you think of IL in terms of democrats and republicans, its really easy to separate them geographically. Chicago = democrats. not chicago = republicans.
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It is always great, but not recommended to travel with U.S code. Whether you're traveling out of state, in town, or taking a trip to any given shooting range.

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Peaceable Journey Act. Disclaimer- I am not a lawyer- I am a useful member of society-

IF it is legal to possess at both ends of trip, you are not making extended stopovers where it is not legal to possess-

Lock UNLOADED gun and ammo in trunk. Pickup, no trunk? Lock UNLOADED gun and ammo in a locked case. Put it behind the seat. FWIW, I have a locking diamond plate toolbox on my pickup. To comply withe the Fed law, gun cannot be accessible without going thru a lock, glovebox does not count.

I do know there are reports of some localities that are in violation of the Federal law.
This is correct.
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When ever I transport guns I keep the ammo in the way back of the car, the bolt in the glove compartment, and the gun in the back. Unless its a revolver then I keep the gun in the trunk in a hard case and the ammo in the glove box.
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