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Should be getting permit acceptance soon and travel for a living. i know how to transport an empty weapon but i understand that you need to seperate the ammo and mag in a different checked bag:feedback:. if this is so how do you road warriers do it? thanks
 

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When traveling by road? I check the state laws of every state I will be passing through and dis-arm myself as "appropriate to the local laws" (I am not sure it is ever "appropriate" to disarm yourself) at the state line. Then re-arm at the next friendly state. Other then that the Safe Traveler provision is all I need. I believe it is also referred to as the "Safe passage" provision.

From the firearm owners protection act (taken from wikipedia, possibly the worst souce to rely on...but here it is anyway):
"One of the law's provisions was that persons traveling from one state to another for a shooting sports event or any other lawful activity cannot be arrested for a firearms offense in a state that has strict gun control laws if the traveler is just passing through (short stops for food and gas) and the firearms and ammunition are securely locked, unloaded, and not immediately accessible.
An example of this would be that someone driving from Virginia to a competition in Vermont with a locked hard case containing an unloaded handgun and a box of ammunition in the trunk could not be prosecuted in New Jersey or New York City for illegal possession of a handgun provided that they did not stop in New Jersey or New York for an extended period of time.
With these considerations in mind, it is advisable for travelers with firearms to maintain a low profile while passing through any such states that have severe restrictions on gun ownership.
This law is based on the doctrine of legal preemption in that people traveling between states fall under the jurisdiction of federal law which overrides state law."
 

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Contact the airline and ask--it does vary somewhat. American has info on their website. Firearms can only be carried in CHECKED baggage. As a "normal" CCW holder NEVER carry a firearm through the TSA screening prior to the gate. In general (and with American) you can easily trasport a firearm. It needs to be unloaded, and encased in a hard-sided case with a key or combo lock. When you check in (you can do this at the full-service or the automatic process with checked baggage) advise the attendant that you will be checking an unloaded firearm. He/She will give you a form that you'll sign and open the case and place within stating that you have an unloaded firearm. Some agents want you to verify it's unloaded, but this varies. Ammo can be shipped as well (outside of the clip or firearm) as long as it's in its original box -- I've checked my ammo and firearm in the same gun case. Quantities vary with carrier. You'll then lock the case and place it in your checked baggage. If this goes through the TSA screeing stuff for checked baggage, just advise them that you're checking an unloaded firearm which has been declared with the airline at the ticket counter.
 

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When traveling by road? I check the state laws of every state I will be passing through and dis-arm myself as "appropriate to the local laws" (I am not sure it is ever "appropriate" to disarm yourself) at the state line. Then re-arm at the next friendly state. Other then that the Safe Traveler provision is all I need. I believe it is also referred to as the "Safe passage" provision.

From the firearm owners protection act (taken from wikipedia, possibly the worst souce to rely on...but here it is anyway):
"One of the law's provisions was that persons traveling from one state to another for a shooting sports event or any other lawful activity cannot be arrested for a firearms offense in a state that has strict gun control laws if the traveler is just passing through (short stops for food and gas) and the firearms and ammunition are securely locked, unloaded, and not immediately accessible.
An example of this would be that someone driving from Virginia to a competition in Vermont with a locked hard case containing an unloaded handgun and a box of ammunition in the trunk could not be prosecuted in New Jersey or New York City for illegal possession of a handgun provided that they did not stop in New Jersey or New York for an extended period of time.
With these considerations in mind, it is advisable for travelers with firearms to maintain a low profile while passing through any such states that have severe restrictions on gun ownership.
This law is based on the doctrine of legal preemption in that people traveling between states fall under the jurisdiction of federal law which overrides state law."
New Jerkski requires locked storage, and has been known to arrest police officers traveling through the state with pistols in the trunk of the car. Don't admit you have it and don't consent to a search.
 

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New Jerkski requires locked storage, and has been known to arrest police officers traveling through the state with pistols in the trunk of the car. Don't admit you have it and don't consent to a search.
Well that just jack @$$, they cant do it know LEO can carry nation wide thanks to H.R. 218 sighned in law a few years ago by old G.W. now maybey they will get a nation wide carry of civilians.
 

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DON'T EVER THINK YOU CAN TRAVEL THRU NEW JERSEY TOWARDS A SHOOTING EVENT OR A HUNTING TRIP UP NORTH. THEY WILL ARREST YOU THROW YOU IN JAIL AND CHARGE YOU WITH UNLAWFUL PURPOSE AND POSSESSION, FAILURE TO PRODUCE A PURCHASERS AND OWNERSHIP CARD. TRANSPORTING A UNAUTHORIZED WEAPON. WHICH CAN GET YOU 5YRS FOR NO PURCHASERS CARD, 10YRS FOR NOT HAVING A OWNERSHIP CARD FOR NEW JERSEY. BUT THEY WILL BE NICE AND GIVE YOU ABOUT 8YRS PROBATION FOR BEING A OUT OF STATER AND A CLASS 3 FELONY FOR THAT STATE. I HAVE SEEN IT DONE AND WORSE YET IT HAPPENED TO ME AND I FOLLOWED ALL THE LAWS AND PLUS I WAS LEAVING A MILITARY RESERVATION WHEN IT HAPPENED. SO WORD TO THE WISE AVOID NJ AT ALL COST IF YOU ARE TRANSPORTING A WEAPON FOR ANY REASON!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!
 

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Here in CO you can carry concealed throughout our state and any state that our borders are touching thru goverment aggreements. You can even open carry as long as you only make short stops, like everyone was saying, and keep a low profile in Denver and Aurora. They tend to get a little pissy when you get pulled over. They find any excuse for a weapon to be concealed. My little brother had a butterfly from the end of a weight bench bar to hold the wieghts on in the trunk of his car. He got pulled over in Aurora and charged with have a dangerous or concealed weapon. Damn cops and their God complex in Aurora It's a good thing all cops arent like them!
 

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OK, this is really long.

Public Law 108-277 108th Congress An Act To amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns. <<NOTE: July 22, 2004 - [H.R. 218]>> Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. 18 USC 921 note.>> SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004''. SEC. 2. EXEMPTION OF QUALIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM STATE LAWS PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF CONCEALED FIREARMS. (a) In General.--Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926A the following: ``Sec. 926B. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified law enforcement officers ``(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law of any State or any political subdivision thereof, an individual who is a qualified law enforcement officer and who is carrying the identification required by subsection (d) may carry a concealed firearm that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, subject to subsection (b). ``(b) This section shall not be construed to supersede or limit the laws of any State that-- ``(1) permit private persons or entities to prohibit or restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their property; or ``(2) prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on any State or local government property, installation, building, base, or park. ``(c) As used in this section, the term `qualified law enforcement officer' means an employee of a governmental agency who-- ``(1) is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and has statutory powers of arrest; ``(2) is authorized by the agency to carry a firearm; ``(3) is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the agency; ``(4) meets standards, if any, established by the agency which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm; [[Page 118 STAT. 866]] ``(5) is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and ``(6) is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a firearm. ``(d) The identification required by this subsection is the photographic identification issued by the governmental agency for which the individual is employed as a law enforcement officer. ``(e) As used in this section, the term `firearm' does not include-- ``(1) any machinegun (as defined in section 5845 of the National Firearms Act); ``(2) any firearm silencer (as defined in section 921 of this title); and ``(3) any destructive device (as defined in section 921 of this title).''. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926A the following: ``926B. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified law enforcement officers.''. SEC. 3. EXEMPTION OF QUALIFIED RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM STATE LAWS PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF CONCEALED FIREARMS. (a) In General.--Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is further amended by inserting after section 926B the following: ``Sec. 926C. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers ``(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law of any State or any political subdivision thereof, an individual who is a qualified retired law enforcement officer and who is carrying the identification required by subsection (d) may carry a concealed firearm that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, subject to subsection (b). ``(b) This section shall not be construed to supersede or limit the laws of any State that-- ``(1) permit private persons or entities to prohibit or restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their property; or ``(2) prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on any State or local government property, installation, building, base, or park. ``(c) As used in this section, the term `qualified retired law enforcement officer' means an individual who-- ``(1) retired in good standing from service with a public agency as a law enforcement officer, other than for reasons of mental instability; ``(2) before such retirement, was authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and had statutory powers of arrest; ``(3)(A) before such retirement, was regularly employed as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 15 years or more; or ``(B) retired from service with such agency, after completing any applicable probationary period of such service, due to a service-connected disability, as determined by such agency; ``(4) has a nonforfeitable right to benefits under the retirement plan of the agency; [[Page 118 STAT. 867]] ``(5) during the most recent 12-month period, has met, at the expense of the individual, the State's standards for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry firearms; ``(6) is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and ``(7) is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a firearm. ``(d) The identification required by this subsection is-- ``(1) a photographic identification issued by the agency from which the individual retired from service as a law enforcement officer that indicates that the individual has, not less recently than one year before the date the individual is carrying the concealed firearm, been tested or otherwise found by the agency to meet the standards established by the agency for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm; or ``(2)(A) a photographic identification issued by the agency from which the individual retired from service as a law enforcement officer; and ``(B) a certification issued by the State in which the individual resides that indicates that the individual has, not less recently than one year before the date the individual is carrying the concealed firearm, been tested or otherwise found by the State to meet the standards established by the State for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm. ``(e) As used in this section, the term `firearm' does not include-- ``(1) any machinegun (as defined in section 5845 of the National Firearms Act); ``(2) any firearm silencer (as defined in section 921 of this title); and ``(3) a destructive device (as defined in section 921 of this title).''. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for such chapter is further amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926B the following: ``926C. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers.''. Approved July 22, 2004.
 
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