Legally yes. Some instructors do not want real firearms in the classroom portion of the class. I don't know what requirements your instructor has.
Originally Posted by NYANONYMOUS
Unloaded, locked case as far away from the driver/passenger compartment as possible per the FOPA or 18 USC § 926A. Ammunition in a separate container. A loaded magazine is often classified as a loaded firearm as a magazine is considered to be an integral part of the firearm for its normal intended operation. If you're in a truck then obviously the best solution is behind the passenger seat if you do not have a bed locker or other method of securing the firearm(s) in the bed of your truck.
2. How should I transport it?
Yes. PA doesn't have those stupid communist firearm laws that NJ and NY do.
3. As its a 4+ hour drive, can I go to PA the night before and stay in a hotel so I can attend the class in the morning?
I believe I answered it above, if not I'll be happy to clarify.
4. What is the best way to handle my situation?
Know the law; don't ask, don't tell.
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