Originally Posted by CapGun
Originally Posted by misunderstood
CapGun was mistaken. The magazines are NOT required to be unloaded. Read FOPA again:
Originally Posted by walt629
Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driverís compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.
FOPA requires that both the unloaded gun and the ammunition be separated from the occupants of the vehicle, it does NOT require magazines to be unloaded for the gun to be unloaded. The only state law that I am aware of that requires magazines to be unloaded to consider the gun unloaded is Ohio, without a recognized permit. Unload the gun, put the gun and magazines in the safe (magazines loaded or not, does not matter) and never consent to a search of the gun safe.
Any ammo stored in the glove box, in or out of the magazines, will violate the requirements of FOPA, and FOPA will no longer offer any protection against conviction.
Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.