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    if you have a weapon in a locked car without a trunk in massachusetts. is this considered a locked container? Do the laws specifically say a vehicle is not a locked container.

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    In wisconsin i know that a vehicle without a trunk is not technically considered a locked container when your weapon must be SECURED due to windows being an extreme weak point. Much like "locking" your house with only a screen door. While technically this does not help you with your question per-say, it may give insight. My vehicle does not have a trunk so i use a fire safe. As far as leaving it in your vehicle because of a "target this business" sign, it would be sufficient.

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    what does that mean when you say "target this business sign"

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    Get a Secure-It Handgun Storage Safe. $30 and it will will hold a full size hand gun. It has a cable to wrap around the seat mount.
    Safe secure and meet the intent of the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cullersjr View Post
    Get a Secure-It Handgun Storage Safe. $30 and it will will hold a full size hand gun. It has a cable to wrap around the seat mount.
    Safe secure and meet the intent of the law.
    ^^This. A locked vehicle is not a locked container under the law. I would avoid leaving a firearm in an unattended vehicle if possible though. It will not end well for you if your firearm is stolen from your vehicle in a may issue state.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimm1 View Post
    if you have a weapon in a locked car without a trunk in massachusetts. is this considered a locked container? Do the laws specifically say a vehicle is not a locked container.
    First, let me suggest that you look up the relevant statute and read it for yourself instead of taking the word someone w/ an internet law degree.

    Second, I'd like to point out that you can purchase a small lock box for your car from Wal Mart for under 30.00$ and cable lock it to a seat. It won't stop a serious thief but it should work for a smash and grab guy. Also, it will definetely meet the MA requirement for a "locked container".

    30.00$ insurance for a 400$+ gun seems pretty cheap to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimm1 View Post
    what does that mean when you say "target this business sign"
    No firearms allowed

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    Weapon and ammo in separate locked containers when stored in a vehicle. No trunk? Put one in a locked container behind the seat, the other in the glove box if it is keyed lock. If not, lock it up in a container and put it in the glove box. Next, a weapon in a locked vehicle is a no no.....especially in MA.
    Lots of questions regarding this topic. I believe it is actually illegal to leave your weapon unattended in said vehicle/s. I still cannot find where it states this word for word though. And, if you ask a LEO they'll give you different answers. My suggestion is, do not leave it unattended as others have said.
    If you do a search on this, I believe I asked the same question some years back and someone actually did find something on it. It was in this section......try maybe at least 2-3 yrs ago looking for my user name sambo42xa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambo42xa View Post
    Weapon and ammo in separate locked containers when stored in a vehicle.

    This is not true. You are confusing "storage in a vehicle" vs. "transporting in a vehicle" you can have it loaded and stored in a vehicle, as long as the vehicle isn't running. If you start the vehicle you are now "transporting" and the firearm has to be in a locked container, unloaded ammo seperate.

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    I do know the differences on storage and transporting. Been doing it for about 12 years now. I May have just miss understood your point/question. Try advancing your search on this. You may find your answer.
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