Does your state have "in plain sight" vehicle carry requirements?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by cowboy1964, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Ohio used to require "in plain sight" of handguns even for CHLers but they did away with that.

    Just curious for those of you that live in states that still have that, how do you deal with that while vehicle carrying?

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  3. Nope, here your car is an extension of your home.

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  4. JimNH

    Not in the "Live free or die" state.

    Sounds like another silly rule designed to "foil violent criminals," who will obviously respond by keeping their Hi-Points in plain sight, scratched-off-serial-number-side up.
  5. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Ohio did a good thing by getting rid of that crap requirement. Now they just need to get rid of the notification BS along with a bunch of other needless crap and we'll be ok.

  6. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Maybe Ohio can take a few lessons from PA and model our concealed carry law after theirs...:whistling:
  7. In MO, it does not have to be in plain sight....
  8. rvrctyrngr

    rvrctyrngr Senior Moment

    In FL, handguns CANNOT be in plain sight. Long guns...whatever ya wanna do.
  9. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    In KY, even before concealed carry, you could always carry a loaded gun in your glove compartment. Anywhere else, it has to be in the open or have a CCW.
    #8 Bren, Jul 1, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  10. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak KO Windows

    To my knowledge, Ohio was the only state to have such a ridiculous requirement.

    Thankfully they dumped it.
  11. NC had that requirement at one time. Not sure if they still do.
  12. In AZ, it can be readily accessible, and concealed, so long as your not in commission of a crime. I've always wondered if that includes traffic citations? Say, if I'm speeding and carrying my CCW?
  13. Oso


    In Michigan any firearm in a vehicle is considered concealed, even if it is sitting on the dash. You have to have a CPL to carry any loaded firearm in a vehicle in Michigan. So, no, you don't have to have it in plain sight, but you can if you want as long as you have a CPL. I wouldn't recommend keeping on the dash, though.
    #12 Oso, Jul 1, 2012
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  14. People actually do that? I've watched my CD's go flying out the passenger side window, taking a hard left. Couldn't imagine doing that to my glock. Heck, the darn thing might go off when I drop it! :rofl:
  15. Oso


    I lost a few pairs of sunglasses that way when I was younger. :cool: I've long since learned. I've never seen anybody put their firearm up there, but given the level of common sense in society today, I'm sure some knucklehead would try it.
  16. Oso


    Don't you know that Glocks are not safe. They can go off all by themselves even if you didn't drop it. :whistling:
  17. They can if it's in a snapped holster. Not smart but legal.
    #16 fuzzy03cls, Jul 2, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
  18. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!!
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    In Louisiana, a handgun can be concealed in a car anywhere except on your person! Unless you have a CCW permit, then you can hide it anywhere. I like the fact that someone without a CCW permit can keep a weapon under a towel or jacket or shirt or whatever on the passenger seat (if there is no passenger).
  19. I think you missed something. It says "a concealed firearm" in 5.....

    concealed is not "in plain sight"
  20. LoadToadBoss

    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

    Vehicle carry is so common in Louisiana, LEOs just assume there's a gun in the car and are surprised when there's not.

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  21. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Open carry yes- concealed no.

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