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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by my762buzz, May 14, 2012.
And how about any specific cities to really avoid?
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Maryland can be persnickety. Keep your firearms locked in the trunk and completely unloaded with ammo stored apart.
Washington, DC - avoid as guns are illegal for all practical purposes.
All other states and cities in the Southeast should be fine. Recognize that the larger the city, the more likely cops are to be liberal. Atlanta, Memphis, and Charlotte come to mind.
NC has some interesting laws regarding handgun ownership. If you are just passing through and follow Federal guidelines you will be OK, but I am not sure about carrying a loaded pistol in NC if you are from out of state.
Don't know what state you're from but this is good info:
When I drive from Virginia to Florida, I have to stop at the Georgia border, put my weapon in the trunk, go thru Georgia, then stop again after the Florida border and get it back out of the trunk.
So long as you have a CCW that NC recognizes, you're fine. I don't remember what open carry restrictions may be in regard to out-of-state visitors, though.
They will be locked in a case in an SUV. No personal carry involved. All will be unloaded. I am most concerned with states from Georgia to Arizona.
you dont know the law in Georgia.
no matter what state you are from, in Georgia you can carry a loaded gun accessable in your car without a permit.
as in the glove box, the center console, under the seat...et cetera. your car is an extention of your home, the same as S.C. for vehicular travel.
This is what I was told by the Georgia State Police. Plus this is what the law I read said:
OCGA 16-11-128 - A Georgia Weapons License (GWL), or a recognized out-of-state permit, is required for open carry of any handgun outside of one's home, property, motor vehicle, or place of business.
Georgia does not recognize my Virginia permit and I do not have a Georgia permit. And carrying a gun in the glove box, the center console, under the seat is definitely carrying concealed.
you still havent read the law. lemme hep ya a bit.
Thanks. That will be a relief next time I drive thru.
I think you are looking at the open carry portion of the law..........
Avoid Chapel Hill, NC - that's good advice in general, but very applicable to firearms.
As long as you are following federal guidelines for interstate transport you are good to go. Unloaded and locked in a case is good anywhere in the country as long as the gun is legal both in the state you are coming from and legal in your destination.
Now if you stop and spend some time in a gun unfriendly state that is a different story. I don't believe there are any gun unfriendly states between Georgia and Arizona.
Mississippi your car is an extension of your home,Jackson isn't much of a problem,and don't think any other large city in ms. is either.Memphis isnt bad stupid about it but check the laws.Louisiana can be weird look up their laws and be perfectly behaved,some parishes can be weird.Kinda like Texas,its a whole 'nother country.Nawlins and Shreveport can be crazy about it despite state law being friendly.
Did you ever hear the one about the northerner moving to Louisiana being scared to death.The guy he was talking to was born and raised in Louisiana said it wasn't as bad as everyone said.Find a good neighborhood with a good school,and it wasnt any worse than anywhere else.The yankee asked him where he was from and what he did for a living.The guy from Louisiana replied "I'm a machinegunner on a Budweiser truck in Shreveport"
I love 'em but them coonas....em cajuns are crazy.
And if your in Louisiana and eating the most delicious meal you ever put in your mouth,and don't know what it is,DONT ASK.
Someone on another board posted this about New Orleans
NC now recognizes ALL out of state permits. If you have a CCW from anywhere, you can carry in NC.
http://handgunlaw.us/ --- CLick on "NC" and you can see all of the information.
Tennessee is a fairly "gun-friendly" state.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I checked into this last year and I couldn't even see how to legally transport a firearm through Maryland at all as an out-of-stater.
Maryland is ignoring federal law?
1gewehr hit it right on the mark. I've traveled a lot throughout the SEC states over the years. Pay particular attention to the big cities and Maryland (like he said) that is where I've had hiccups.