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Let’s say you’re on a road trip and crossing multiple state lines, how do you carry? Or do you not carry? Do you separate the 6 shooter from the ammo in locked safe boxes and store them in your trunk inaccessible to the driver? Or do you just buy a Byrna?
 
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Which state lines are we talking about? Any of the greens or yellows below, there's no change from my day to day.

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Let’s say you’re on a road trip and crossing multiple state lines, how do you carry? Or do you not carry? Do you separate the 6 shooter from the ammo in locked safe boxes and store them in your trunk inaccessible to the driver? Or do you just buy a Byrna?
You start by researching and knowing the laws in each state you are traveling in.
and which ones accept your ccw, provided you have one.
 

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Just try not to go the stupid states. Although, I did go to one last spring. When we were full time rv'ing we went to almost all the states. We just kept it in the glove box.
 

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Just try not to go the stupid states. Although, I did go to one last spring. When we were full time rv'ing we went to almost all the states. We just kept it in the glove box.
Aside from getting pulled over in the wrong state with it available to you in condition one, are you ever worried about having to use it in the wrong state to defend yourself or somebody else?
 

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I go az to ca twice a month and have to remember to lock in case before I leave the country.

Usually do when I fuel up unload it and lock it.
 

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I usually carry on my person when traveling. I research each state (I have the rules for western states memorized). When you do research, do not trust any site except the state government pages. Usually something like the state dept of justice.

One thing to note. In Utah, a loaded gun is defined as one that has a round in the chamber. You can carry an "unloaded" gun. You cannot carry a "loaded" firearm unless you have a CCW. This goes for your auto also. It cannot have a round in the chamber in your vehicle unless you have a CCW reciprocity agreement with Utah.

We traveled from Utah to North Carolina. The only state I was nervous about was the bottom of Illinois that we had to cross. I believe all I had to do was put it in my safe in the truck. I have a small one that I use quite often. Make sure you have somewhere secure to store it in your vehicle in case it gets broken into with out-of-state plates. Take it into your hotel with you, if you're going that route. I wouldn't leave it in your auto overnight.

If you're taking an RV, different laws apply because it is your domicile.
 

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Nothing is illegal until you get caught.
Just don't put yourself in a position to get caught doing illegal shit and you will be just fine.
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You do you. I'm not taking the risk of losing my CCW because I didn't follow the rules in some fascist state. In CA it's not just a fine. You will likely be arrested and firearms confiscated until Lord knows when. Good luck getting them back at all. But again, everyone has to make their own decisions regarding their safety and where they are traveling to.
 

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Utah will issue a CCW to non-residents if they have a CCW in their home state, provided that state’s permit requirements satisfy them. Utah’s permit is accepted in quite a few states if you’re visiting, but not California, Oregon or Washington. Utah does accept Washington’s permits as sufficient to be awarded an Utah permit, but I don’t recall with regard to the other two.

I learned this in a class, and did get my Utah permit. I’ve never used it though. 🫤

EDIT: To get the Utah permit, you must also take an approved class, and provide a certificate with your CCW application.
 

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I would like it if it werent absolutely needed in todays world but unfortunately what with the open borders we now have (Thanks Libs) I feel much more comfortable caarying on my person as Im too old to offer much resistance to trouble. ☹️ Plus Mexifornia is on my "no fly" list, period
 

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You do you. I'm not taking the risk of losing my CCW because I didn't follow the rules in some fascist state. In CA it's not just a fine. You will likely be arrested and firearms confiscated until Lord knows when. Good luck getting them back at all. But again, everyone has to make their own decisions regarding their safety and where they are traveling to.
Yep
You don’t have to be doing anything “illegal” or stupid to be in a car wreck or whatever else that may make you a point of contact.
Minding your own business is not a solid strategy for circumventing State firearm laws.
I mean, it’s better than being an asshole, but still.
 

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A nurse at the wifes work walked to the bus stop for a ride home and had her head blown off for her purse.
Ya didn't hear about it on the news did you?

We carry slim, 5 shot dbbl action 38's.
No time to shift a 9 into gear when some baldy is jacking me in the dually. That when, not if.
I don't care about the laws.
 

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I’ve been traveling for over 2 months around the country, one in a safe, one in the duffel bag never touched one of them. Only issue was Wife wanted to go into Canada, big No! I know what some of you are thinking, but I don’t typically carry, but if an situation or area concerns me I want access.
 

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I usually carry on my person when traveling. I research each state (I have the rules for western states memorized). When you do research, do not trust any site except the state government pages. Usually something like the state dept of justice.

One thing to note. In Utah, a loaded gun is defined as one that has a round in the chamber. You can carry an "unloaded" gun. You cannot carry a "loaded" firearm unless you have a CCW. This goes for your auto also. It cannot have a round in the chamber in your vehicle unless you have a CCW reciprocity agreement with Utah.

We traveled from Utah to North Carolina. The only state I was nervous about was the bottom of Illinois that we had to cross. I believe all I had to do was put it in my safe in the truck. I have a small one that I use quite often. Make sure you have somewhere secure to store it in your vehicle in case it gets broken into with out-of-state plates. Take it into your hotel with you, if you're going that route. I wouldn't leave it in your auto overnight.

If you're taking an RV, different laws apply because it is your domicile.

Really the only place you have to worry about in IL is Cook county (Chicago), nearly all of the rest have pretty conservative sheriff's/LEO. Simple memory aid is stay south of I-80 and travel like you please.
 

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Let’s say you’re on a road trip and crossing multiple state lines, how do you carry? Or do you not carry? Do you separate the 6 shooter from the ammo in locked safe boxes and store them in your trunk inaccessible to the driver? Or do you just buy a Byrna?
Are you in a car / truck or a motorhome?

if your in a red state just have a lock able container stow accordingly
car / truck always needs to be locked away while in the car / truck

How I understand things in a motor home

while in motion it’s a vehicle
while stopped it becomes a residence

Just don’t do anything stupid…
 

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I'm not on a level of paranoia where I feel the need to travel with a gun. I'll take guns hunting or to the gun club, but that's it.

Years ago I was towing my boat across the desert in the summer, and my truck at the time went into limp mode. I couldn't drive more than 5 MPH. Fortunately, this happened close to a rest area so I pulled in and parked my truck and boat next to a bunch of truckers. There were a couple of sketchy people who took notice of the boat and wanted to come talk to me while I was trying to figure out what was wrong with the truck. I had my pregnant wife plus our 1.5 yr old inside my truck. Nothing happened, but all it would have taken was for the wrong person to be there for me to end up in a bad situation.

Ever since that incident, I carry while traveling. It's not paranoia, it's realizing that unplanned things happen and there are some bad people out there.
 

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My BIL lives in CA. Lifelong Dem. 70 years old.
They visited me a while back. He used that same word when he saw people here carrying.
I see a trend…
Bj Baldwin was sure paranoid. So was that guy entering his home in LA with his newborn and wife on the other side when people attempted to open his door. Anywhere anytime and no one knows when. I rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
 

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Let’s say you’re on a road trip and crossing multiple state lines, how do you carry? Or do you not carry? Do you separate the 6 shooter from the ammo in locked safe boxes and store them in your trunk inaccessible to the driver? Or do you just buy a Byrna?

I just carry everywhere regardless. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Edit: I have HR218 though.

Response times are a real thing. Protect your family the best way you see fit.
 
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A nurse at the wifes work walked to the bus stop for a ride home and had her head blown off for her purse.
Ya didn't hear about it on the news did you?

We carry slim, 5 shot dbbl action 38's.
No time to shift a 9 into gear when some baldy is jacking me in the dually. That when, not if.
I don't care about the laws.

I carry one in the chamber. Nothing to shift into gear, just squeeze the trigger.
 

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If you’re implying that I’m a dem you couldn’t be more wrong.

You guys are paranoid imo. So be it…
 

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If you’re implying that I’m a dem you couldn’t be more wrong.

You guys are paranoid imo. So be it…


Preparation makes up for a lack of talent.

By your logic if you lock your doors and windows you’re paranoid lol

That’s the great thing about this country, free will. If you watch or see any news articles you know nobody is coming to help/save you. It’s up to you and you alone.

I choose to continue to lock my proverbial doors and windows and not be paranoid.
 

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If you own weapons in Arizona, CCW is not a problem, if you travel, you should have one.

I don’t travel with a round in the chamber ready to go. Thats for people that train regularly (daily). I’ve heard of too many police officer discharge their weapons “accidentally”. Too many kids pick up that loaded firearm and shooting their brother or sister. I’m not “trigger happy”

My defense plan is to stay in the car, and out run them, out drive them. Once it become physical contact, their fuck, because while I’m driving away, I’m putting one in the chamber.

Never had a problem with it discharging accidentally, never had a reason to load one in the chamber. Praying it will always be that way.

I practice shooting once or twice a year, before I clean the guns.
 

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In my center console or my door panel.
Door panel is the worse place.. Was getting fuel and had my door partially open. Big guy comes up opens the door more and gets in my face asking for money. Did not see it coming. He could've just easily grabbed my wallet. If I had a gun in the door panel he probably would have held me up with my own gun. I didnt have a gun with me and he didnt get any money.
 

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Gunlawguide.com - this guy updates yearly and produces both digital and print copies of his info about every state. It's what I go by and carry in my RV.
 

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Preparation makes up for a lack of talent.

By your logic if you lock your doors and windows you’re paranoid lol

That’s the great thing about this country, free will. If you watch or see any news articles you know nobody is coming to help/save you. It’s up to you and you alone.

I choose to continue to lock my proverbial doors and windows and not be paranoid.

Don’t be ridiculous! Carrying a gun every where you go isn’t comparable to your door being locked. And even if you were right which you aren’t I keep my windows open most nights. When I leave the house I lock it up.

It’s my belief that some of you are so proud of your guns (and booze) that you can’t go a month without creating thread about them.

I don’t get it. Who cares if you love your guns? I’m a gun owner but I don’t feel the need to boast about it or talk about it all the time. Quit living scared and paranoid unless you have a real reason.
 

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Do you have insurance? A fire extinguisher?

Do you feel any responsibility to protect your loved ones or yourself?

Yes. Been doing it my entire life without carrying a gun everywhere. What else you got?
 

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I carry. I don't carry with one in the chamber. Keep it in my backpack or center console. I have a CCW in CA and AZ which gives me reciprocity in any state that I would be driving in.
My wife and kids know where it is and know not to touch it unless there is a threat and for some reason I can't get to it (highly unlikely).
 

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Pretty simple in Commiefornia. Lock your pistol in a box unloaded with mags NOT in the gun.


This is a great option for most late model vehicles.
This is my understanding for Ca at least and how I have traveled for years from Az, ammo locked with the gun unloaded. My only concern ever is whether what I have in my travel safe locked in the back of my truck is legal on any given day depend on the Supreme Court :) . I figure at the very worst since it is a locked safe some sort of a search warrant would be required to have me open it, I am not a lawyer though so who knows.
 

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Don’t be ridiculous! Carrying a gun every where you go isn’t comparable to your door being locked. And even if you were right which you aren’t I keep my windows open most nights. When I leave the house I lock it up.

It’s my belief that some of you are so proud of your guns (and booze) that you can’t go a month without creating thread about them.

I don’t get it. Who cares if you love your guns? I’m a gun owner but I don’t feel the need to boast about it or talk about it all the time. Quit living scared and paranoid unless you have a real reason.

IMO you're approaching this the wrong way, and that's what's creating some of this unproductive back and forth. If you don't feel the need to carry a firearm everyday, that's excellent. I'm a big believer in people making their own decisions about how they choose to go about their day to day life. Why do you feel the need to insult those of us that do carry a firearm everyday by calling us paranoid?

I don't see the @FROGMAN524 starting thread to be braggadocious, was an honest question from someone about a topic that they felt as though others in the community could provide insight on. Similarly, there's currently a thread about the different items that people carry in their boat in the event of an emergency. I'm guessing you might not carry some/most/any of the items in there that people are talking about, would it be productive for you to go in that thread and call those people paranoid just because they do things differently than you?
 

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Just depends where you’re going.

CA I roll with a G17 & a 870 Tactical kitted up. With more ammo than I want to admit in public.

In free states I have all of the above with a AR in 556 for two legged animals and 308 for 4 legged animals. Suppressors of course.

Likely have a G20 for nature hikes. Sometimes I’ll substitute the 556 AR for a 9mm sub gun.

Free men don’t ask for permission
 
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