I was surfing around www.packing.org (yeah, I have no life) and saw NC has no peaceable journey law.
What is a peaceable journey law? Is it federal, state, or a joint effort sorta like reciprocity?
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March 10, 2003, 11:54 PM
It is a general premise backed by local and state laws in most jurisdictions (although obviously not all)
That states --
If one is in legal possession and transportation restrictions in their home location as well as their destination, then they may Peaceably transport their firearms through the intervening jurisdictions without fear of violating laws--
NC apparently doesn't adhere to that premise
March 11, 2003, 01:56 AM
I was thinking that was a FEDERAL law. Unless you stopped (other than for gas maybe) you were OK as long as the guns were in the trunk and unloaded. It didn't matter what the state said.
I will try and look that up.
March 11, 2003, 10:02 AM
Here's the text:
18 USC Sec. 926A 01/22/02
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 44 - FIREARMS
Sec. 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms
Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or
regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any
person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from
transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to
transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he
may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place
where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during
such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the
firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible
or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such
transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle
without a compartment separate from the driver's compartment the
firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container