Legality of ammo on a longarm in a vehicle


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ShaiVong
July 18, 2004, 02:57 PM
O.K. I know its bad ju ju to have any kind of loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle (or ON one!). But is it legal to transport one with loaded mags?


For instance: I have a Nova with a side saddle and buttcuff. I can hold like 9 or 10 rounds total on the shotgun (with the SG itself empty). Is this legal to transport? How about an AR15 with one of those buttstock pouches with loaded mag in it?

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Landric
July 18, 2004, 02:58 PM
It depends on your state of residence. In Virginia it would be OK, so long as the gun was not concealed under the meaning of the law.

Hkmp5sd
July 18, 2004, 03:09 PM
In Florida, you can have the magazine inserted, a round chambered and the firearm anywhere in the vehicle.

JohnKSa
July 18, 2004, 05:19 PM
Be careful with this one.

In TX, it's perfectly legal to have a loaded long arm regardless of ammo capacity in your vehicle.

BUT, you can be charged under the game laws in certain circumstances resulting in a fine and confiscation of the firearm.

Peter Gun
July 18, 2004, 07:19 PM
I think the only gun law we have in VT is no loaded long guns in vehicles, including magazines. this is because of the widespread practice of road hunting.

stevelyn
July 18, 2004, 07:33 PM
Heheheheh....................In Alaska we can have loaded longuns, shortguns, shotguns and portable artillery loaded in vehicles. Visible or not. With bandoleers, sidesaddles and buttcuffs hanging off them and a case of ammo sitting near by.
Only rule for road hunting is if you shoot, you better be out of the vehicle and off the drivable surface of the roadway and there better not be a dwelling nearby. No shooting across or parallel to the road. The laws are mostly common sense safety rules but violating them could land you in the klink and your gun definitely becomes property of the State of Alaska if caught.

Tharg
July 18, 2004, 08:08 PM
Man i thought Texas was good about guns... too bad its so damnable cold in Alaska... <grin>

J/Tharg!

Quintin Likely
July 18, 2004, 08:10 PM
I think it's kinda fuzzy in Georgia. I've read before that transport of loaded firearms is verboten; gotta secure the weapon in one part of the car and the ammo in another. Now, I can carry a loaded concealed weapon on me with my CCW permit. But how would that work for a loaded longarm? :confused:

RooK
July 18, 2004, 08:46 PM
In KY, it's legal to have a loaded firearm in the vehicle with you. Not concealed within easy reach though. Here, you can even keep a loaded handgun in the glove box.

armoredman
July 18, 2004, 09:04 PM
AZ wouldn't care....at all. I knew a guy who rode his Honda scooter, (with flame paint job), with an AK across his back.

Amish_Bill
July 18, 2004, 10:21 PM
Quintin - It's my understanding that in GA you can have a loaded handgun, holstered, in your glovebox or center console without a permit. Anywhere in the car with one.

Long guns... can't fit them in the console or glovebox, so that's out. I'm not really sure on that one.

rayra
July 18, 2004, 11:05 PM
Welcome to CA.
All firearms in the trunk, or in a locked container NOT to be the center console or glove compartment.
Ammo in a separate bag / location.
And in jurisdictions where they can railroad it through trial, a loaded clip / magazine carried with the weapon, not even IN the weapon, is considered and charged as a 'Loaded Weapon'.

carpettbaggerr
July 18, 2004, 11:26 PM
It depends on what state Raccoon City is in.

ShaiVong
July 19, 2004, 05:15 PM
:D Actually, racoon city is where 'Resident Evil' the game and movie takes place.

I'm in Maine, and AFAIK you can have a loaded handgun concealed in the vehcile if you have a CCW permit and its under your direct control (your buddy cant be sitting on it in the passengers side).

But you cant so much as lean a loaded rifle or shotgun against a car from the outside.

artherd
February 1, 2005, 10:50 AM
Welcome to CA.
All firearms in the trunk, or in a locked container NOT to be the center console or glove compartment.
Ammo in a separate bag / location.
And in jurisdictions where they can railroad it through trial, a loaded clip / magazine carried with the weapon, not even IN the weapon, is considered and charged as a 'Loaded Weapon'.

Almost none of this is true for CA:

HANDGUNS:
Must be 'unloaded' and in a 'lockable' container.
However, a loaded mag can be right next to the pistol in said container.
however it cannot be 'attached in any way' to the pistol. 9ie, even rubberbanded to it.)


RIFLES/SHOTGUNS:
Must be 'unloaded' but can be sitting on your passenger seat
and a loaded mag can be right next to said rifle, however it cann't be 'attached in any way' to the rifle. (ie, shellholders are considered 'loaded' however an M1a with a loaded 20-round M14 mag just 'chillin' 2" away is NOT LOADED!

the 'carrying ammo on you with an unloaded gun' is for statutory defined STREET GANG MEMBERS ONLY. Yes, there is a statutory definition, and yes they are covered under nearly completely different laws.

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