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Traveling with Shotgun

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Mr. Designer, Apr 25, 2008.

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  1. Mr. Designer

    Mr. Designer Member

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    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?
     
  2. ArmedBear

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    Do you have a trunk?
     
  3. Mr. Designer

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    I have a Jeep so no. I do have a storage area behind the back seat.
     
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    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.:)
     
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    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.
     
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    The FOPA requires that the firearms be in the trunk or, if the vehicle has no trunk, transported in a LOCKED container.
    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.
     
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    I'll go buy a lockable case just to be safe. Thanks for the info.
     
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