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  1. Interstate Travel with a firearm in a Moto-rhome

    We recently acquired a motor-home, hoping to start traveling a bit more.

    I'm curious as to what differences there might be in various states when transporting firearms in the motor-home. Yes, it's a motor vehicle, it's also for all intents and purposes my home at that period in time.

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  3. This might help: https://www.nraila.org/articles/2015...transportation

    Just mentally be prepared to have your firearms confiscated for the most inane reasons, especially in states where they believe firearms are sentient beings. But making prudent precautions with having a safe available to store (e.g., pacsafe, and a better lock), firearms in while combing through hostile territories, you should be alright.
    When all other methods of protest have been dismantled, the system leaves us with only two options: stand and fight, or kneel and beg for mercy. All you need to know is what YOU would do when faced with that choice.

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    Don't know where you are traveling, but in Texas motor homes are considered an extension of your home or "castle."

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    Well, there are federal and state laws. I guess that is not the answer you are looking for.

    Inform yourself about the laws of EVERY state that you will be visiting. Some states, such as NY, have prohibitive possession laws due to possession permit requirements. Some states, such as MA and CA, have restrictions, such as magazine capacity and "assault weapons". States have different laws regarding what is considered an unloaded vs. a loaded firearm. States have different laws regarding keeping a loaded firearm in a motorhome. States have different laws regarding the castle doctrine in general and in a vehicle in specific.

    www.handgunlaw.us has the applicable laws of each state.

  6. I think most of you are misunderstanding the question.

    I am familiar with many of the travel rules, where I can and cannot conceal normally. I refuse to even get close to California, and the east coast is out my my travel range at least for now. My question is what changes does the motorhome make.

    IE, I recently made a 9 western state car trip. I had to remember to unload and store the gun when I entered Colorado and tuck the shirt on so I was open carrying in Oregon because my permits are not honored there. However if the gun was back in the house portion of the motorhome would I still be required to unload? After all, it's in my home and even those two states would allow me to carry in my own home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Right Wing Wacko View Post
    I think most of you are misunderstanding the question.

    I am familiar with many of the travel rules, where I can and cannot conceal normally. I refuse to even get close to California, and the east coast is out my my travel range at least for now. My question is what changes does the motorhome make.

    IE, I recently made a 9 western state car trip. I had to remember to unload and store the gun when I entered Colorado and tuck the shirt on so I was open carrying in Oregon because my permits are not honored there. However if the gun was back in the house portion of the motorhome would I still be required to unload? After all, it's in my home and even those two states would allow me to carry in my own home.
    I think you misunderstood my post:

    Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    www.handgunlaw.us has the applicable laws of each state.
    www.handgunlaw.us has a "RV/Car Carry Without a Permit/License" description for each state.

    PS: An RV is still a motor vehicle. Just because you sleep in your car does not make it a dwelling, which most state laws refer to when referencing a home.

  8. if you have texas plates be ready for a body cavity search when you hit some states! That being said when Trump signs national reciprocity it should alleviate your fears and problems. from what i have seen so far it gives you teeth when it comes to dealing with places that don't want to play by the rules

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    In SC, the Castle Doctrine was expanded to include areas under the dominion of the gun owner, such as place of business, vehicles, campers, and tents. That is, if a homeless person is living in his car, that's his "castle."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Right Wing Wacko View Post
    I had to remember to unload and store the gun when I entered Colorado
    Granted the OP is long gone but this tells me that (like most folks) he doesn't understand gun laws as well as he thinks because CRS 18-12-204 very specifically permits one to carry a loaded weapon in a vehicle
    In an emergency individuals do not rise to the occasion, they fall to the level of their MASTERED training
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    I ran a 25' motorhome out west, on a 7000 mile, 7 week trek, seeing the sights, and fishing. For the more restrictive states, (not many)

    I simply locked up the ammo in one army ammo box, and the pistol in the other. You can drill a 7/16" hole, or a little wider, thru the lid, and the front

    of the box, at the corner and use a large master lock on each box.

    Most mid-western states weren't too restrictive. It was my first long trip with a motor-home, we were never

    stopped, and we were never searched. YMMV, of course, in somewhat different circumstances.

    If you haven't gone yet, enjoy your trip. If you've already been, please share your experience with us.

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