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heading home with my shotgun

Discussion in 'Legal' started by TigerXJ, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. TigerXJ

    TigerXJ Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    I currently live in Chapel Hill, NC, but home is r
    First, I live in Chapel Hill, NC, and will be traveling to Asheville, NC.

    I don't yet own a handgun (I'll wait till I've got the money and my CCW), but I do regularly shoot skeet with my 20ga remington model 48. I understand that if I were transporting a handgun, it would have to transported open, as in, not closed up in a case or anything. Also, I believe it must be out of arm's reach.

    However, when diving home with my shotgun, what must I do to be compliant. Generally, I like to keep it in the padded case in the back seat to protect it during travel. However, I believe that technically, this is considered a concealed weapon, even though it is a long gun. From what I understand, to be legal in the back seat, it must be exposed - that is not stored in the case. Otherwise, I could put it in the case, and throw it in the trunk. However, I drive a Jeep Cherokee, so the trunk is technically open to the passenger cabin.

    Also, assuming I'm not "concealing" a weapon, do I have a responsibility to inform an officer that I have an unloaded, breach open, shotgun in the back?

    Thanks in advance for the help guys.
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