Transporting firearms via car by yourself.

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  1. coswabbit

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    you perceive the accident won’t scatter your belongings, (read guns, cases, etc.,) along the highway for john Q passerby to ‘hold’ for you.

    now you have a stolen gun to report, when able...

    got your firearms listed by make & s/n in your fone under contacts so they are readily available to give to the police?

    additionally...put a comment under your phone’s ‘ICE’ to say look for firearms in case you’re involved & incapacitated!

    just thought i would mention since you stated you were feeling much better...never feel better, always be concerned about and work scenarios over in your mind & always seeking advice.

    critically think of better ways to deal with ‘stuff happening’ that way you won’t experience what HI did when their inbound alert system was ‘accidently’ activated and for 38 minutes mgmt couldn’t figure out how to turn it off as they hadn’t thought that far ahead!
     
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  2. MedWheeler

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    If the guns are in the trunk of a passenger car, or otherwise "hidden", they likely won't even be found while the vehicle is still at the crash site. It's possible they won't even be found right away at the tow yard.

    Leave word with someone, such as next-of-kin, when traveling, and make sure that that person is the one notified by LE/EMS/hospital/whoever when you are involved in an accident. That person can then begin to figure out if the firearms were located and taken into custody, and arrange for them to be so if they weren't.
     
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    My neighbor in Florida got killed in a motorcycle crash last year while on vacation in Texas. His wife was on the back and she got thrown and woke up in the hospital where she stayed for a week until she could fly home.
    The first thing she got returned was Jim's handgun, that took about 3 weeks, got delivered to her home by local LE.
    it took her months to get an accident report and even longer for a death certificate.
     
  4. rhippert

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    Coswabbit: My cell auto-locks after about 10 seconds, but I will include an ICE card in my wallet. In the future, I'll lock down the range bag in the back of the SUV so that it won't be ejected thru a broken window, etc. Hopefully, that will keep it "with" the vehicle. Thanks for the suggestions.

    MedWheeler: I haven't gotten my wife to go with me to the range, so, I will make certain that she has a list of what I take with instructions to let whoever notifies her know about the guns. That's another good idea, along with keeping it "in" my phone.

    Again, thanks for the suggestions!!
     
  5. TX1911fan

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    I was in an accident once where my car was totaled. Was towed from the accident scene while I was at the hospital. Before it was towed my wife and I cleared out a bunch of stuff. I get a call at the hospital from my friendly neighborhood sheriff asking if I left a handgun in the car. I just then remembered that I had, and he said the wrecker had secured it and that I should go pick it up ASAP. I'm sure this stuff happens often (at least I hope I'm not the only idiot).
     
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    I would want to clarify that with both states regulation as you are transporting weapons across state lines You must know your rights You living in Maryland know what BS laws they have. I am a retired law enforcement officer and have LEOSHA carry permit allows me to carrying any where in the country So I never worry if I get stopped. One thing for sure your fire arms and ammunition must be separated they must not be readily available Most police officers are required to list all the contents in the car if the person is taken to the hospital and fire arms will be taken to the property room So as I said before know your rights Good Luck Lou
     
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    Might be more of an issue simply proving they were your property...
     
  8. MedWheeler

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    ^^ Why would that be? People travel by car a lot, and carry a lot of stuff with them when they do. It's not typical in LE culture to assume it'a all stolen.

    If such a concern comes up, the item gets run through the database. No hit? Not stolen.

    Now, Canada may be different; I cannot speak for the cop-vs-gun-owner attitude there. If there are any jurisdictions that require evidence of firearm registration (in those that require registration) be possessed whenever the firearm is, than that would be a point to follow.
     
  9. d2wing

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    I was in an accident where I woke up about an hour later. I had my billfold in an inner pocket of a heavy jacket. That was all that was salvageable. My clothes , helmet, and themotorcycle I was riding on were destroyed. Anything of value was lost in the crash or maybe kept by the salvage people. I avoid carrying stuff I can't afford to lose. But if you are going to a match or something, just be careful .
     
  10. coloradokevin

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    If you're unconscious and being transported to a hospital as the result of a car wreck, the most likely outcome is that your vehicle is going to be towed. This may or may not result in a search of your vehicle before it is towed, which may or may not depend on where the vehicle is being towed (it will almost certainly be searched if it is going to the police impound lot for safekeeping). Anyway, if an officer becomes aware that there are guns in the vehicle, they'll typically take these guns for safekeeping until you're able to retrieve them.
     
  11. John G C 1

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    worth thinking about. I have heard people say they carry a letter in their glove box saying something like "If I am killed in an accident and someone is reading this, please do X and Y,"

    I have no idea if anyone would actually read such a letter or note or would look through a glove box.
     
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