Question about relocation and traveling with Guns?


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Duckster
July 1, 2006, 06:52 AM
Hello, I'm currently stationed at Ft. Bliss, TX. and I will soon be retiring and moving to Florida to attend school there in Daytona (A.M.I.). I currently have a pistol, revolver and a rifle with me here and more back in Virginia.. What are the laws in traveling with guns during a move and what is the situation with Florida's Laws with carrying a gun? Usually I inform the police that I have guns during a move and I'm Military and that is the end of it, but will this change when I'm out? I will need guns for protection in the future due to my injuries (5 surguries in the last year putting me back together), Judo won't work as well (Ha Ha). Any info would be appreciated and I thank you in advance for your replies!

Duck Johnson

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Cacique500
July 1, 2006, 08:54 AM
You'll be moving through all 'gun friendly' states so you shouldn't have any problems at all. Just make sure they're unloaded and separated from any ammo. I recently moved from Virginia to GA with all of my firearms and ammo (don't want to do that again...ammo is heavy :) ) and I loaded all the firearms in my car which was pulled by the uhaul. Ammo went in the uhaul.

Once you get to FL you'll need to get a FL CCW - I think the initial permit takes around 60-90 days +/-. In FL you cannot openly carry, with or without a permit so keep them covered up once you get your permit. FL has excellent reciprocity with other states (one of the best if not THE best). In FL your permit is not just for pistols...it is for a nice list of other weapons as well. Switchblades are also legal to own/carry with your permit.

Also check www.packing.org for more specifics on the FL permit - there's a link that will take you directly to the page where you can order a copy of the permit app.

Good luck on the move and you'll enjoy FL!

ExtremeDooty
July 1, 2006, 03:32 PM
When I moved from Michigan to Colorado, I put safety locks on all the guns. All my handguns were locked in a fire proof lock box. Then the handgun box and ammo were in a camp box, which was also locked with pad lock. Then everything was stored in the back of my pickup truck. I hoped that would meet any requirements, since I was going through Illinois. As it turned out, by obeying all the speed limits, no one pulled me over to ask about the guns.

You are going through gun friendly states, so I wouldn't worry about too much. Keep the guns locked up and away from ammo and it shouldn't be a problem. Keep your speed near the limit and you'll probably not have to explain anything to anyone.

Lupinus
July 1, 2006, 03:44 PM
you are allowed by federal law to transport any gun through any state reguardless of local laws so long as they don't violate the law of your destination. For instance if you had an AR and had to pass through a state where ARs are illegal you are legaly allowed to transport them.

Basically just keep them in the trunk (or in the case of a minivan or something just twoards the rear) unloaded and preferably in a locked case. Keep any ammo seperate from the guns and you are fine so long as all your guns are legal in your destination, since Florida is pretty gun friendly you shouldn't have any problems.

Car Knocker
July 1, 2006, 06:29 PM
Duckster, just curious but why would you inform the police you have guns when you're moving?

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