My wife and I travel by car often from Lakeland, Florida to visit family in New Castle, Delaware. Can I take my Taurus 9mm pistol with me in the car? In the glove box or trunk?
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From what I have been told you had better not go anywhere near New York. Each state has a different way to carry a handgun in your car, weather you have a permit or not.
Passing through GA, SC, NC, VA, looks like you won’t have to take the “scenic route” to avoid non-friendly states like NY.
Traveling behind enemy lines while armed or unarmed can be dangerous. They will rendition you for carrying a water pistol. Recon your travel routes, communist states do not treat out of towners kindly. That Florida tag is a target and could get you tortured or killed. Thirty years ago you would just be considered a drug runner, today, you’re a nationalist rebel from Florida looking to sell guns or worse. Before traveling to the northeast I recommend SERE training (civilian classes available in Colorado) or kidnapping and hostage survival guidelines at the very least practice clandestine tradecraft.
Seriously consider yourself a Jew navigating Germany during World War II
I know I’m radical, but I’m just trying to save a life. In today’s state of affairs, the hatred towards gun owners and good old Americans is despicable. You see the news! There are gestapo in some cities. Bet you never dreamed of that.
That’s one of the frustrating parts of traveling with a gun. You have to check every states regulations. Pushing for national reciprocity would be one of the few federal mandates I’d be okay with, but having states like NY make that most likely impossible.
NY and Chicago all clearly have benefited from strict gun laws… if “benefit” means left them helpless. Pretty clear lately that gun regulations have t saved anyone in NY or Chicago. Had to get that little rant out of my system.
He will need to go through MD and possibly DC, depending on route, both unfriendly, MD especially so.
I travel up I-95 North through DC and MD. Can I have the weapon unloaded in the trunk and the bullets separate? The Reciprocity Map and Gun Laws do not mention this. Does anyone know?
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Ok, ok, ok, so let me tell you how I really feel I just don’t think that people in a free nation should be treated like murderers for trying to defend themselves by carrying a weapon legally. National reciprocity! Constitutional carry.
I was wondering why you were holding back. Let it out Brother.
As I recall, importing of “assault weapons” are prohibited including magazines over 10 rounds and water pistols over a pint. Joke on the water pistols, I think!
Maryland another gestapo state. Rifles/shotguns may be transported in a vehicle but must be unloaded and secured in a commercial case, completely separate from ammo. Same rules apply to pretty much any blue state in the country. Even if it were transported correctly, you’re not going to hav a good day. If only they felt the same way traveling to a red state.
Yes, the firearm and ammunition need to be locked separately and away from any access by the driver or passenger(s). However, the federal transportation law is only a positive defense, so if you get an officer that wants to make you suffer, you will. I, personally, do not have a firearm in my vehicle if I have to go through Maryland.
So then I can have my weapon unloaded, secured in a locked container, ammo separated from it? This way I could travel to Delaware with it, right?
Well then, I guess I will not be taking my weapon to Delaware.
O.K. Really, what are your chances of being stopped? Keep your car in proper order, full of gas and follow speed limits and driving signs. If your driving through a “bad state” try to get past it in one shot, have food and a porta-potty in the back seat “joke”. Store your fire arm as your supposed to and as all good lawyers will tell you, keep your mouth shut.
And driving thru New York, do not get off of I-95
I will not be going as far as NY. We stop in DE.