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Posted: 8/17/2018 6:48:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/17/2018 6:49:29 AM EST by lt557]
Whats states are you in, and what are the restrictions on Civilian (non-felon) vehicle carry of rifles?

If its allowed, what are the restrictions? Loaded/Unloaded?

I am in Texas where there are no restrictions. I am curious what other states are allowing/requiring.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 6:57:01 AM EST
AZ you can drive with a loaded rifle across your lap unless you hit the res.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 7:03:31 AM EST
Ohio rifle can not be loaded which means only decent truck gun has to have a detachable mag.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 7:21:17 AM EST
Florida is legit as long as you have a CCW or it is "securely incased". A cardbox counts.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 7:30:12 AM EST
New York - rifle or shotgun must be unloaded in chamber and magazine while in a motor vehicle (includes boats, btw).
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 7:38:42 AM EST
No loaded firearms in the vehicle
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 8:57:11 AM EST
Oklahoma; Rifle can't be loaded in vehicle, partly due to road hunting during deer season. Just another reason to have an AR pistol, not AR SBR, loaded and ready to go in your vehicle.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 8:58:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Bushman_269:
New York - rifle or shotgun must be unloaded in chamber and magazine while in a motor vehicle (includes boats, btw).
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NH - Same. - Teh fish cops are convinced that everybody would be poaching.

Constitutional carry of a loaded handgun is OK, tho.
So a AR style pistol loaded is OK, but a SBR is not, in a vehicle.

Meh - fish cops.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 9:07:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wideglidejoe:
Oklahoma; Rifle can't be loaded in vehicle, partly due to road hunting during deer season. Just another reason to have an AR pistol, not AR SBR, loaded and ready to go in your vehicle.
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Edit to clarify...……."have an AR pistol, not AR SBR, loaded and ready to go...…….", NOT ready for road hunting or poaching, just ready to go for legit reasons!!
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 9:10:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Florida is legit as long as you have a CCW or it is "securely incased". A cardbox counts.
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Do I interpret that to mean that with my CCW the rifle does not have to be securely encased?
What about when I have a passenger who doesn't have a permit?

I'm thinking about getting a locking quick-access rack. Right now my AR pistol is in a safe under the rear seat. Pretty secure, but not immediately accessible.
I asked about the 'cop car' racks before, and the answers I got pretty much dismissed the idea as being illegal.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 12:13:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/17/2018 12:17:15 PM EST by mak0]
No loaded rifles or shotguns in vehicle, SBRs are ok though.

ETA: with a license to carry
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 4:55:55 PM EST
Florida. Long guns are good to go loaded without being in a case etc. I have a overhead gun rack that holds two loaded rifles, everyday. 100% legal. Handguns are a different story unless you have a ccp.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 11:01:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Florida is legit as long as you have a CCW or it is "securely incased". A cardbox counts.
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Long guns need not be cased... CASE LAW has determined that their size renders them "not readily assessable".

State v. Weyant (2008) unloaded gun is not readily assessable.

State v. Boswink long guns in cab of truck are not readily assessable.

Mitchell v. State (1986) rifle lying on back seat provided no PC to arrest.

Then you have this part of FSS 790.25(5) which reads in part:

Nothing herein contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use.

During hunting season you will see lots of long guns in plain view, loaded and unloaded.
Link Posted: 8/19/2018 10:24:48 AM EST
And, of course it goes without saying but I will say it anyway ... sadly New York City is not like the rest of New York State. You cannot have a long gun in NYC without a permit/registration.
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 4:58:40 PM EST
Unloaded, and the gun and any loaded magazines must be in separate compartments. A mag holder with a flap satisfies this requirement.

SBRs and SBSs can be loaded if you have a LTCF.
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 6:06:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2018 6:06:43 PM EST by jjc155]
Michigan. Unloaded and cased.

J-
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 7:00:32 PM EST
Rifles and shotguns must be unloaded here.
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 7:14:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By unpleasant:
AZ you can drive with a loaded rifle across your lap unless you hit the res.
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Same in NM.
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 7:42:23 PM EST
Texas has no laws regarding the carrying of long guns (rifles or shotguns) in motor vehicles.
Link Posted: 9/1/2018 9:21:44 PM EST
Illinois - Unloaded and in a case or shipping box.
Link Posted: 9/8/2018 4:45:29 PM EST
Another for AZ. Unrestricted for all weapons.
Link Posted: 9/10/2018 2:56:47 PM EST
In PA, long guns (rifles & shotguns) must be carried unloaded in vehicles.
Link Posted: 9/10/2018 3:33:24 PM EST
Missouri rifles, shotguns, and handguns are all good to go fully loaded and uncased.

The NPS used to write all of us hillbillys tickets when we hit the Ozark National Scenic Riverways because at the time firearms couldn't be loaded and had to be encased when in the park in a vehicle.

Thanks for the CARD act and removing that prohibition President Obama!
Link Posted: 9/10/2018 3:39:47 PM EST
Louisiana. Carry whatever you want however you want in a vehicle.
Link Posted: 9/17/2018 6:51:58 PM EST
Idaho-
Rifle can be carried with magazine in the weapon, no round chambered.
-As long as the person carrying is a non-felon.
Link Posted: 9/17/2018 6:55:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Steve_in_PA:
In PA, long guns (rifles & shotguns) must be carried unloaded in vehicles.
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And loaded magazines must be in a separate "compartment". Magazine pouch with flap or a pocket on a case counts.

SBRs and SBSs are exempt though and can be loaded in the car if you have a LTCF.
Link Posted: 10/18/2018 12:48:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bowhntr6pt:


Long guns need not be cased... CASE LAW has determined that their size renders them "not readily assessable".

State v. Weyant (2008) unloaded gun is not readily assessable.

State v. Boswink long guns in cab of truck are not readily assessable.

Mitchell v. State (1986) rifle lying on back seat provided no PC to arrest.

Then you have this part of FSS 790.25(5) which reads in part:

Nothing herein contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use.

During hunting season you will see lots of long guns in plain view, loaded and unloaded.
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Also, to be clear, no CCW needed for loaded or unloaded long guns in the open in the vehicle.

Not that everyone knows that. One of the SO deputies was at my house and I showed her the loaded AR in the rifle rack in my truck. "Well as long as it conforms to the three step rule or whatever it is."

There are no steps lady
Link Posted: 10/18/2018 1:00:46 PM EST
Washington - rifle must be unloaded (in the hunting regs) no RCW covers this.
Definition of "loaded" is a bit ambiguous.

With a CPL - loaded handgun in car is OK - so loaded AR pistol is OK.
Link Posted: 10/19/2018 7:59:59 PM EST
Rifles ok in cars in Oregon. Don’t need to be cased.
Link Posted: 10/20/2018 3:23:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By us-kiwi:
NH - Same. - Teh fish cops are convinced that everybody would be poaching.

Constitutional carry of a loaded handgun is OK, tho.
So a AR style pistol loaded is OK, but a SBR is not, in a vehicle.

Meh - fish cops.
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Originally Posted By us-kiwi:
Originally Posted By Bushman_269:
New York - rifle or shotgun must be unloaded in chamber and magazine while in a motor vehicle (includes boats, btw).
NH - Same. - Teh fish cops are convinced that everybody would be poaching.

Constitutional carry of a loaded handgun is OK, tho.
So a AR style pistol loaded is OK, but a SBR is not, in a vehicle.

Meh - fish cops.
"Loaded" by the newest definition in New Hampshire means the rifle can readily be fired by a pull of the trigger. So if you have the safety on, it's no longer considered loaded. It will probably get updated, because Fish and Game has complained about it, but that's how it is right now.
Link Posted: 10/20/2018 3:34:16 PM EST
Unsure about Kentucky law, but my truck gun stays unloaded due to employer policy.
Link Posted: 10/21/2018 3:41:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/10/2018 7:40:16 AM EST
Indiana. No rules & no LTC needed. You can carry it however & wherever you want in your vehicle or in public. You can walk down the street with a Barrett .50 cal rifle slung over your back but you can't carry a .22lr pistol without a LTC.

The only exception is if you are shining. No firearms, bows or crossbows allowed.
Link Posted: 11/18/2018 9:43:45 AM EST
TN allows anyone legally allowed to own a firearm to carry a loaded firearm in their vehicle.
Link Posted: 11/24/2018 8:38:13 PM EST
Nebraska prohibits loaded shotguns in a vehicle. Rifles are good to go
Link Posted: 11/28/2018 2:04:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/28/2018 7:21:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
Can you imagine if you got pulled over wearing a bandoleer of shotgun shells with a shotgun in the car?
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By Bushman_269:
New York - rifle or shotgun must be unloaded in chamber and magazine while in a motor vehicle (includes boats, btw).
Can you imagine if you got pulled over wearing a bandoleer of shotgun shells with a shotgun in the car?
You haven't?
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