Going to D.C , can I carry ?

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by MobileMarine, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    Im from nc but I plan on going to the smithsonian this weekend with the old lady for the first time . I do not have a nc cc permit ' the less they know the better ' but I do take my lil pt111 where ever I go . Can I bring it with me into the dc area ? I dont plan to open carry but just to leave it in the truck . I know dc has strict gun laws but the who , what where and when I dont know . I plan to take with me anyway Im just wondering how upset they would be if I get pulled .
     
  2. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Let us know how that works out ;)
     

  3. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    I take that as a bad thing
     
  4. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I can't cite the exact laws and I'm not a lawyer. But I live in MD and work in DC and would never under almost any circumstance consider taking a gun even unloaded disassembled in a locked box in the trunk of my vehicle into DC.
     
  5. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Bad idea......
     
  6. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Don't do it

    Ditto this comment
    If you are prepared to give it up, you will be scanned at the Smithsonian
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You will need to change your screen name, as I assure you, you will no longer be mobile.

    VERY bad ju-ju. Unload, case it, lock the case. You now meet the Federal "Peaceable Journey" standards.

    Same applies to VA is you do not have a CCW from NC. Sorry Dude.
     
  8. Yunus

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    Federal maybe but does that trump state/local laws(it probably should but I don't know that it does)? I don't know the specifics on DC but in Montgomery county Maryland you are not allowed to transport firearms unless you are going to/from a place your going to specifically and legally use your firearms or taking them to/from a gun shop.
     
  9. dog2000tj

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    Back when I lived in NY I was brushing up on the gun laws and IIRC it is technically impossible for me to transport a firearm through NY. :confused: :( As I recall,
    1. Firearms are to be unloaded and in a locked case in a lockable compartment of the vehicle.
    2. Ammo had to be in a separate locked case in a separate lockable compartment of the vehicle.

    Unlucky for me I drive a Jeep - no lockable compartments outside of the glove box. Which wouldn't fit a pistol let alone one in a locked case. :(
     
  10. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    When it comes to gun laws, its best to do your own research instead of trusting John Doe from a gun forum who lives in a different state.

    Every state has their laws online. Its better you KNOW what the laws are instead of trying to explain in court that "Crackshot420 from FirearmsTalk.com told me I could":rolleyes:
     
  11. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    So what are you saying, that defense won't work? :confused: Damn and here my whole strategy hinged on that :eek: :mad:
     
  12. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Sorry man. What firearm laws are you dealing with?! I could practically memorize ALL of them :rolleyes:. If I tried to do that in MA, my brain would melt.
     
  13. dog2000tj

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    Lucky for me I have no real issues. ;) But I guess if I ever do I won't be using the "so and so on the internet said it was cool" defense. Plus living in VT has certain advantages in regards to firearms :D :p
     
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  14. MobileMarine

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    No i was not going to carry on my person just in the truck , I have heard thru the grapevine that its kinda a ruff place to be . I knew taking it into the sonian was a big no no . But thanks for the input
     
  15. dog2000tj

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    Here's a little tip ... stay out fo the shithole places ;)

    I'm not agreeing with it nor do I condone it but DC is not a gun friendly place. Taking the chance of carrying in a place like DC is just that, a chance. Until the Supreme Court rules with an iron fist that 2A is absolute places like DC will be a haven for stupidity.

    Enjoy the Smithsonian ;)
     
  16. c3shooter

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    Ladies and gents- when I mentioned the Peaceable Journey Law, I was referring to a specific Federal law. This takes precedence OVER any state or local law. NYC has been refusing to obey it (thank you Mayor Bloomingidiotberg). There is a difference between CARRYING a firearm and TRANSPORTING a firearm. Here is the law, read it for yourself.

    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 44 > § 926A
    § 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.
     
  17. winds-of-change

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    In Illinois, I must transport my gun in the trunk of my car. If a vehicle does not have a "separate compartment" as in a mini van or SUV, the gun must be in a locked case in the back of the vehicle.
     
  18. MobileMarine

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    I made it back , with my gun so cool deal , did not take it into dc , flipin cops EVERY WHERE .
     
  19. Sniper03

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    I would not recommend taking any weapon in to DC.
    They have no sense of humor when it comes to pistols or other firearms especially.
    If you do, you are definitely rolling the dice! If something unexpected should happen and you are found with it. You are looking at a major fines, jail time and loosing your pistol. You know that Murphy runs around following us around on occasion! (Murphy's Law!) If you stay out of DC and left it in your hotel room safe it might be a better choice. That is if you still plan on taking it while you travel to and from for personal protection. Only my thoughts!

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