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Couple of CCW question (procedure, legality, etc) (EDIT: MI into WI specific)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jefnvk, Jul 31, 2007.

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  1. jefnvk

    jefnvk Member

    Jun 3, 2004
    The Copper Country, Michigan
    OK, after a week and a bit of concealed carry, I have a few questions:

    1) Easy one. My shirt bunches up on top of the gun when I sit down, whats the least noticable way of fixing that when I stand up.

    2) Not so easy. Interstate travel. I came upon a situtation where I was traveling to Wisconsin last weekend. For ease of travel, the gun stayed home. If I were to go there, is it legal to store the gun according to Wisconsin (or whatever other state I drive into) laws before crossing the lines, or is there any other considerations to take into mind?

    Bonus points, parts of US-2 leave MI, cross WI for about 15 miles, then come back into MI. My assumption is when in WI, all laws have to be followed, the question is is there any definite proof the other way, i.e. since I am starting in MI and ending in MI without any stops, it is legal to not remove the gun?

  2. Trebor

    Trebor Member

    Feb 15, 2003
    When you are in Wisconsin, you have to follow Wisconsin laws. It doesn't matter if you are merely transiting through the state or not. So yeah, it's going to be a pain when you are on US-2 as there is NO way to legally carry concealed in Wisconsin. They don't have a CCW system and they don't recognize Michigan permits.

    As far as transporting a pistol, I'd do the standard, "Unloaded and locked in the trunk" routine. For added legal safety put a lock on the gun case itself and you'll be covered under the Federal law allowing safe transport of firearms to your destination.
  3. CNate

    CNate Member

    Jul 16, 2007
    Wisconsin (we have cheese, and no CCW)
    Trebor is correct. The only way to transport your gun here in WI is to keep it in the trunk in a locked case, unloaded. We have no CCW laws whatsoever.

    However, you can OC as long as your not on government property, in a government owned building, a school, hospital, or any business where they have a "no weapons" sign posted. If you are OC'ing you can at no point place the gun, loaded or unloaded, inside the car within drivers reach. You also can not set a gun on a car, loaded or unlaoded. You can lean a gun on a car (mostly applicable to rifles).

    Our laws here are confusing as hell. Some laws contradict others, some flat out break state laws in the cities.
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