The McClure-Volkmer Act IS what makes it legal to transport your gun through a state that you do not have permission to possess. The interesting thing is that when I have read the laws for transporting in those states that most people here refer to as "the peoples republic of" such as New Jersey and especially New York that they say the McClure-Volkmer Act will be a defense!
This leads me to believe that even if you follow the law to a "T" that if, say you are found to be transporting through NY that there is still a very good chance that you will be arrested for possession without a permit if for some reason they find you are transporting a gun. Then when you come to court you can defend yourself with the McClure-Volkmer Act.
You can try to explain that law to the arresting officer but how many do you think in NJ NY Mass etc actually know what the Federal McClure-Volkmer actually is.
Be prepared and forewarned. I will travel through NY with my gun locked in the trunk and ammo separate. I will not stop int the state overnight or to even eat. No speeding either. Fully aware that if for some reason they found out that I was transporting that there is a better then even chance or a probability I would be arrested. Hmmm, something wrong with this picture?
if only all the lawful gun owners would get rid of all their guns im sure the bad guys would turn in theirs and we would all sit around a campfire roasting marshmellows and singing. opps i just woke up in the real world, and no marshmellows tonite. when states and localities ignore the law as passed by congress and sighned into law by the president they are breaking the law. the constution clearly states that the constitution and all laws passed by the federal government shall be the supreme law of the land. i guess that in illinois and other places they think that they are above the law of the land.
If I have a permit in Colorado. It is honored in most states I travel through on a trip to PA where we have friends and property.
But Ohio does not honor the permit and Illinois does not allow.
Is it illegal for me to carry my pistol(s) with me when I make this trip?
Or do I just have to lock the gun in the trunk or something else in the non permit and not allowed states?
sounds like you make this trip regularly? While it wont help with IL, if you get an Arizona permit, you will be covered for the whole trip except IL. For IL, unload it, put it in trunk, and don't stop.
McClure-Voldekmer Act is also known as "Safe Journey Act" and is a Federal Law. As long as you are passing through the State, your gun can can be locked in the car's trunk and not accessible. Chicago, that is a whole different story
Originally Posted by utimmer43
In Ohio, you may keep the firearm in the cab in plain view, unloaded, with the action open. "Unloaded " is defined as no ammo present in the chamber or in any attached or detached magazine. Since that pretty much renders the firearm useless, you might just as well prefer to keep it unloaded in its case in the trunk.
As for Illinois, again the firearm must be unloaded, cased, and stowed in the trunk with the ammo kept seperate from the firearm.
If you are passing through Chicago without stopping, you may do so under the McClure-Volkmer Act (as noted above by Navy LT). However, if you are planning on stopping in Chicago, you MAY NOT bring your firearm within the city, as well as a few of the suburbs.
A prudent warning, you need to be careful not to drive within 1000 feet of any K-12 school while traveling armed outside of the State that physically issued your permit. This is a federal felony under the Federal Gun Free School Zones Act of 1995, which does not allow someone to carry under state reciprocity agreements. As it's nearly impossible to avoid these school zones in populated areas, I would suggest carrying your firearm unloaded and in a locked box. Violation subjects you to five years in federal prison.
Once you get to your destination, you will have to transport/carry according to that state's law.
Does this mean that I can expect a criminal to honor my call of a time out while I get my gun from the safe, get in the trunk for the ammo and then load up? May as well carry a rock. Or are they regulated also. Settle for no less than the 2A!!!!!
My solution to the problem of transporting weapons across state lines is: Check and see which states honor Florida's CCW and any state that does not honor it I stay away from regardless of my travel plans.
not only do we(gun owners) need to let the gun-unfriendly states know why we will be avoiding them we also need to tell the gun-friendly states why we travel there. as the old saying goes " what goes around comes around".