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As firearm owners, we know the importance of carrying when we leave home. This includes when we travel, whether within our own state or cross country. However, transporting firearms across the country requires understanding each state’s gun laws. Fortunately, the fine folks at U.S. LawShield have released its guide on how to travel with a firearm. The Travel Guides for Gun Owners help you plan for a successful trip, without unwanted conviction.
U.S. LawShield Guides for How to Travel with a Firearm
When traveling with a firearm you should know which states require your gun to be unloaded and locked when passing through. Even if you lawfully possess a firearm and CCW/CPL in your state, some states will not recognize it.
For this reason, U.S. LawShield provides both state-specific and national travel guides to help you, a lawful gun owner, stay out of trouble. The guides are specifically designed to help understand the firearm laws in each state and the national level.
According to Kirk Evans, President of U.S. LawShield, “Don’t wait until after the fact to plan for your guns when preparing for your trip. Because there are so many details for people to understand before they leave home, we developed state-specific guides to help folks stay on the right side of the law.”
The guides detail how each state handles firearms and or ammunition and whether or not firearms must be unloaded. Likewise, they inform you of which states allow the firearm to be readily accessible in the passenger compartment.
Travel Guide for Gun Owners topics include:
- Permits/licenses recognized by specific states
- State laws you should know, including vehicle carry, duty to notify law enforcement, and open and concealed carry laws
- Where you can legally carry your gun
- Federal laws you should know
- Carrying in National Parks
- Transfer of firearms
- Traveling from state to state and the Safe Passage provision
- Flying with a firearm, including TSA requirement warnings and how to pack ammunition
- Driving with a firearm
If you are planning a road trip, I recommend downloading the national travel guide and the travel guides for each state you will pass through. The national travel guide doesn’t contain the gun laws of each state, just federal law, and tips for interstate travel. However, each individual state guide details the laws of each state and the reciprocity laws of that state.
“Unfortunately, not every state has a common-sense attitude when it comes to gun laws, and you want to make sure that a criminal conviction isn’t one of the souvenirs you bring home,” stated Evans. “Take the time to learn the laws before hitting the road because they are not the same everywhere.”
Visit USLawShield.com/Travel to download the guides today.