I recently found a new route, and it cuts much of my Md ride out. However, I still am on I-68 for about 30 mins or so, just before I cross the PA line again (or WV line, depending on which direction I'm heading). It would be no problem for me to keep the firearm in a case in the trunk until I hit WV, but my thoughts are always around "what if" I get pulled over. I know, I know... just don't speed or run a sign, BUT, sometimes I lapse.I am leery of this, however, and if an officer decided to confiscate/press charges, even in violation of this, you're now in for a long and expensive ride.
This should cover it from what you posted, thanks for that. BUT, I would hate to rely on Wiki as the main source. "But, but, officer, Wiki said it was ok".One of the law's provisions was that persons traveling from one place to another cannot be incarcerated 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), provided that the firearms and ammunition are not immediately accessible, that the firearms are unloaded and, in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment, the firearms are located in a locked container.[
Well, that is a valid concern for sure. And taking a willy-nilly approach to anything regarding firearms, is not a good approach. But, there are so many twists regarding firearm carry, your common "laymen" such as myself, has a hard time keeping up with everything. And to not know all the "rules" can really land an otherwise good intentioned individual in a world of doo-doo.What worries the hades out of me with driving through MD and similar states is that when you're on the side of a highway with an officer who doesn't know and/or care about this law, you can wind up with some REAL issues that become yours to resolve, whether they are appropriate/just or not.
I find from my research that "concealed" varies from state to state. Some are like PA where a loaded firearm in a vehicle is concealed and others allow you to have it off your person, in a glovebox, etc.Fleroo said:... another question for those of you that more than likely know more about LTCF and such than I do. Is the weapon considered "concealed", and is it legal, for me to drive through states that reciprocate with PA, under my car seat rather than physically on my person ? A 400+ mile drive is more comfortable with the gun not on my person.