- Sunday 3rd May 2020, 8:07pm
- The Lone Star State, United States
- 14,046 posts
Quote: Rood Eye @ 3rd May 2020, 7:33 PM
Good luck with the forthcoming birth and everything else, Da Butt!
Quote: Chappers @ 3rd May 2020, 7:37 PM
Is that allowed? It wouldn't be here.
It's perfectly legal to travel with a firearm in one's vehicle, as it's considered an extension of one's home. Different states have different laws, however. In places like California, they're going to expect the firearm to be unloaded and locked in the trunk/boot.
I have a Texas License to Carry which allows me to carry concealed away from my home and automobile (with restrictions). I'll be driving through New Mexico and Colorado, and both states recognize Texas LTCs, so I'm well within the law. Cops actually breathe a sigh of relief when they pull over someone who is licensed, because they know the person has passed a background check and isn't a convicted criminal. LTCs are tied to one's driver license, so before they even approach the vehicle they know who they're dealing with. Roll down the window, hand over both licenses, and the cop will ask if you have a firearm. Then they'll ask where it is located, and they'll either ask you to safely hand it to them, or they'll tell you to avoid reaching for that area. Easy peasy and politeness all around. I'm sure it happens thousands of times per day in Texas.
Quote: Briosaid @ 3rd May 2020, 7:44 PM
If you're thick enough to do this, Hell mend you.
Nothing says "thick" like being prepared to protect oneself while driving 900 miles through a desolate desert that's infested with rattlesnakes, bears, mountain lions and the occasional carjacker.
P.S. I think Hell does a whole lot more rending than mending.