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Posted: 8/7/2018 9:22:47 PM EDT
Going from PA to FL I95

Is federal law honored in MD?

What is going on with the license plate readers? Are they stopping people because of gun permits?

If you are stopped and produce a FL and PA permit are the letting you pass or arresting?

I have driven through many times years ago but started to fly. I was thinking of driving this time.

Any first hand experience?

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/8/2018 12:18:22 PM EDT
have them locked up away from driver, like in a trunk area

with ammo separate

your out of state permits mean nothing here

federal transport laws do apply, but the method of transporting is kinda vague iirc
Link Posted: 8/8/2018 8:39:56 PM EDT
Don’t show any permits. Means nothing and they will push you harder for. Vehicle search.
Link Posted: 8/8/2018 10:06:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2018 10:08:29 PM EDT by Lougotzz]
Do they observe the federal law to transport through the state?

If I showed my FL and PA that would prove I am legal at point “a” and “b”.

ETA: I am not saying I would show them my permits I am stating they are foundation of proof to federal law of start and destination.
Link Posted: 8/9/2018 8:27:47 AM EDT
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150101/guide-to-the-interstate-transportation

Under FOPA, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm must be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition that is either locked out of reach in the trunk or in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console is also covered

research the FOPA.
Link Posted: 8/9/2018 8:35:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mdram:
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150101/guide-to-the-interstate-transportation

Under FOPA, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm must be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition that is either locked out of reach in the trunk or in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console is also covered

research the FOPA.
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I know this law very well. My question I am asking is do they follow it. I posted this in your hometown forum because I figured locals would know the inside scoop.

I used to live In NY and I will tell you NY does not follow this federal law. If you enter NY with a handgun even if you are passing through and you get caught you are going to jail. They figure let the courts figure it out. Is this how MD handles it?

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/10/2018 8:03:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lougotzz:

I know this law very well. My question I am asking is do they follow it. I posted this in your hometown forum because I figured locals would know the inside scoop.

I used to live In NY and I will tell you NY does not follow this federal law. If you enter NY with a handgun even if you are passing through and you get caught you are going to jail. They figure let the courts figure it out. Is this how MD handles it?

Thanks
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maryland law pretty much mimics the federal

only to and from a legal place of use
just dont stop in the state, and dont give the cops a reason to pull you over and it should be fine
Link Posted: 8/11/2018 3:54:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mdram:

maryland law pretty much mimics the federal

only to and from a legal place of use
just dont stop in the state, and dont give the cops a reason to pull you over and it should be fine
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Came to post this. Fill up before you get here and don't stop in this state. Even if you were to get pulled over, it is unlikely you would be searched unless you say you have firearms.

There is no link between tag readers and permits. Maryland does not have access to out of state permit holders via their license plate. I mainly see them used for finding stolen vehicles and tracking open warrants.

Like most things, it all comes down to the cop and how you interact with them. I've never had an issue.
Link Posted: 8/12/2018 11:03:43 AM EDT
Thank you very much. I appreciate the detailed answers.
Link Posted: 8/13/2018 9:36:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ki_soarer:
Came to post this. Fill up before you get here and don't stop in this state. Even if you were to get pulled over, it is unlikely you would be searched unless you say you have firearms.

There is no link between tag readers and permits. Maryland does not have access to out of state permit holders via their license plate. I mainly see them used for finding stolen vehicles and tracking open warrants.

Like most things, it all comes down to the cop and how you interact with them. I've never had an issue.
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Originally Posted By ki_soarer:
Originally Posted By mdram:

maryland law pretty much mimics the federal

only to and from a legal place of use
just dont stop in the state, and dont give the cops a reason to pull you over and it should be fine
Came to post this. Fill up before you get here and don't stop in this state. Even if you were to get pulled over, it is unlikely you would be searched unless you say you have firearms.

There is no link between tag readers and permits. Maryland does not have access to out of state permit holders via their license plate. I mainly see them used for finding stolen vehicles and tracking open warrants.

Like most things, it all comes down to the cop and how you interact with them. I've never had an issue.
If you do get stopped with in the state, you are not required to say you have guns in your vehicle (unless you conceled carrying) if they request to search your vehicle tell them no even though they will try and push it if they see a "gun" case that doesn't give them probable cause. Anything or nothing could be in that case. Now if they see a fire arm sticking out that could be different.

Do not stop anywhere in md unless it is a true emergency. It is illegal to stop any place between point a and point b with your fire arms
Link Posted: 8/16/2018 7:12:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lougotzz:
Do they observe the federal law to transport through the state?

If I showed my FL and PA that would prove I am legal at point “a” and “b”.

ETA: I am not saying I would show them my permits I am stating they are foundation of proof to federal law of start and destination.
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Anecdotally, depending on who stops you, you may have a bad time.

I cannot tell you how many times a MD officer has gotten firearms law wrong in my presence. I know people in MD that have been arrested for firearms stuff that were not breaking the law.
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