Question by  wokingdragon (56)

What is the law about crossing state lines with a handgun?


Answer by  Dean (4035)

You can move across state lines with a legal, registered firearm. However, the laws in one state may vary as to the licensing requirements and carry laws. A license to carry a concealed weapon in one state, for example, does not afford the individual the same privilege in another state. Check with each state in order to stay compliant.


Answer by  Gunrunner (561)

The laws on crossing state lines with a handgun varies from state to state. There are several books available on this subject, but they go out of date quickly. For the most up-to-date information, search the web site of each state you'll be entering for these laws. You can also check the National Rifle Association web site.


Answer by  CLV66 (73)

Yes, as long as you travel with the handgun inaccessible to the driver of the vehicle. Whenever we travel, we make sure to have the unloaded weapon in a case, with the ammunition stored separately, we put it in the trunk to avoid any potential problems with law enforcement.


Answer by  David49 (46)

Laws vary from state to state, but federally it's legal to cross with your own handgun in your control. Transfer to someone else requires a licensed dealer


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

If your gun is registered and you carry a license you can move between state lines with your gun. However be warned the laws about firearms vary state to state. Also if you are stopped for a traffic violation and the gun is found you may be arrested for carrying a firearm.


Answer by  cherylb (125)

It is against the law to enter a different state possessing a handgun. You are only licensed for a handgun in the state for which you applied for a permit.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

If you are stopped for a traffic violation and are caught with a handgun then you can be arrested on the spot for carrying a firearm.


Answer by  mamapuppy (241)

State laws vary, so check with each state you will be traveling in. Laws vary with where the gun will be stored, as well as concealed carry restrictions.


Answer by  notenoughfacts (257)

Regardless of specifics, even if allowed, firearm must be separate from its ammunition. Must be okay to have gun in state of origin and state of destination.

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