Traveling with Shotgun


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Mr. Designer
April 25, 2008, 05:10 PM
I am moving to SC from PA and need to take my guns. I have two revolvers which with my PA carry permit am able to carry concealed in my vehicle until I get to SC. Then I have put it in the glove box. The other revolver will be locked in it's case. My shotgun doesn't have a case but came with a trigger lock. Will the trigger lock suffice while traveling or do I need to buy a case?

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ArmedBear
April 25, 2008, 05:11 PM
Do you have a trunk?

Mr. Designer
April 25, 2008, 05:23 PM
Do you have a trunk?I have a Jeep so no. I do have a storage area behind the back seat.

ArmedBear
April 25, 2008, 05:25 PM
That's functionally a trunk, isn't it? Can you get in without using the tailgate?

I think that an item in that compartment, with the tailgate locked, is "in the trunk" for all intents and purposes.

I have a Jeep, too, but with that accessory, so I can haul dogs in the back.:)

Mr. Designer
April 25, 2008, 05:30 PM
I'm guessing if I use the trigger lock from the factory and keep it in the back with my tailgate locked I should be OK. I don't think SC has any stupid "assault weapon" laws I need to worry about. It has an 18" barrel and a light/laser.

Aguila Blanca
April 25, 2008, 08:06 PM
Do you have a trunk?
I have a Jeep so no. I do have a storage area behind the back seat.
The FOPA requires that the firearms be in the trunk or, if the vehicle has no trunk, transported in a LOCKED container.
...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 other than the glove compartment or console.
If by "storage area behind the seats" you mean the open cargo area, that does NOT meet the requirement. If you have one of those bolted-in metal lock boxes made for Wranglers, that would meet the requirement, as long as you lock it.

Mr. Designer
April 29, 2008, 11:07 AM
I'll go buy a lockable case just to be safe. Thanks for the info.

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