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Transporting handguns in vehicles?

I recently bought a 22 revolver for plinking and hunting. I do not have a LTCF. I intend on getting a sportsman's permit tomorrow. Anyway, my question is that if I am driving to the shooting range how does my revolver have to be stored in my vehicle? The gun store clerk told me that as long as it is unloaded I am safe. Also, I intend on keeping it in its case while driving but wonder if would that be considered concealing it?
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If It were me I would just go to the sheriffs office and get my LTCF you can carry it in the car loaded and never have a problem
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The firearm must be unloaded an visible and the ammo cant be within reach of anyone in the car. Example would be gun in the front of the car and ammo in the trunk.

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I can't get an LTCF due to my sealed juvenile record. I am allowed to buy and own guns still. The best I can do for now is a sportsman's permit.
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Direct copy/paste from Title 18 6106:
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(4) Any persons engaged in target shooting with [rifle, pistol, or revolver] a firearm, if such persons are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practice and if, while going to or from their places of assembly or target practice, [the cartridges or shells are carried in a separate container and the rifle, pistol or revolver is unloaded] the firearm is not loaded.
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I can't get an LTCF due to my sealed juvenile record. I am allowed to buy and own guns still. The best I can do for now is a sportsman's permit.
ARE YOU SURE ?

and what the clerk told you was wrong. that kind of info can get you in trouble fast.

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I can't get an LTCF due to my sealed juvenile record. I am allowed to buy and own guns still. The best I can do for now is a sportsman's permit.
ARE YOU SURE ?

and what the clerk told you was wrong. that kind of info can get you in trouble fast.
Am I sure about what? I pass the background checks to buy guns no problem but getting an LTCF is different. Law enforcement can still access my juvenile records they just aren't visible to the general public.
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I can't get an LTCF due to my sealed juvenile record. I am allowed to buy and own guns still. The best I can do for now is a sportsman's permit.
ARE YOU SURE ?

and what the clerk told you was wrong. that kind of info can get you in trouble fast.
Am I sure about what? I pass the background checks to buy guns no problem but getting an LTCF is different. Law enforcement can still access my juvenile records they just aren't visible to the general public.
they run the same nics check as they do for guns I
was in and out in 20 minutes
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The firearm must be unloaded an visible and the ammo cant be within reach of anyone in the car. Example would be gun in the front of the car and ammo in the trunk.
There is no such requirement as the handgun must be visible or that anything must be out of reach of anyone in the vehicle.

Lacking a license to carry firearms, the firearm (handgun) must be transported "unloaded" to those places allowed by law, such as to the range.

“LOADED.” A firearm is loaded if the firing chamber, the nondetachable magazine or in the case of a revolver, any of the chambers of the cylinder contain ammunition capable of being fired. In the case of a firearm which utilizes a detachable magazine, the term shall mean a magazine suitable for use in said firearm which magazine contains such ammunition and has been inserted in the firearm or is in the same container or, where the container has multiple compartments, the same compartment thereof as the firearm. If the magazine is inserted into a pouch, holder, holster or other protective device that provides for a complete and secure enclosure of the ammunition, then the pouch, holder, holster or other protective device shall be deemed to be a separate compartment.

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I called the PSP and they said it just has to be unloaded and the ammo shouldn't be near the gun.
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