Firearms in truck

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by NATIONWYDE, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. eighteenwheeler

    eighteenwheeler Bobtail Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    I carry everywhere I go and always will
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  3. UFO

    UFO Light Load Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    lebanon in
    you may NOT necessarily be covered by reciprocity laws regarding carry priviliges. you can, and sometimes will, be jailed and the weapon confiscated. it's that simple. also, the weapon may have to be registered and that too may be something you can be charges with. best advise, don't carry. plenty of ways to defend yourself without taking the chance of being married to the meanest dude with the most cigarettes for 2 to 5 years. put a road flare in the cab with you. besides the attention of a bright red flame, the #### things are hot!

    knives are an option, but in may places no butterfly knives, or blades with "assist to open devices. also keep the blade short.
  4. OntheRoad2

    OntheRoad2 Bobtail Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    you can have a gun in the truck, it must be unloaded,and carry a conceled permit. I just read that in a current truck magazine.
  5. basscase_2000

    basscase_2000 Light Load Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Yes, your firearm must be registered. That is part of being a legal concealed carry holder. Reciprocity does cover you in other states, as long as those states recognize your home states CCW permit. As for carrying the weapon unloaded, that is just plain false. Some states that do not recognise your states CCW permit will require you to have it unloaded, and the weapon and ammo stored in seperate locations. But the whole idea behind CCW reciprocity is that you be able to carry a loaded firarm, concealed for your protection away from your home, and home state.. It is just a matter of doing your homework, so that you know how to carry in each of the states you will be going through. The NRA has many resources for your homework, and are available free for non-members and members alike.

    This has been a topic for many years,l and has been debated in depth. There is no federal prohibition to being a concealed carry participant, and driving a commercial vehicle driver. Only your company can tell you not to in it's policy, and many have falsely told you it is against the law. That is a lie, intended to scare you into compliance. They just don't want a lawsuit named for them if one of there drivers shoots someone, justified or not. You know lawyers today, they will sue for anything.

    Don't accept the lie, don't break the law, and if your company prohibits it, don't carry. That's why I am an O/O.
  6. nessman

    nessman Bobtail Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Skunk_Truck_2590 Thanks this.
  7. Idahogreyeagle

    Idahogreyeagle Bobtail Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    That little handbook from the feds, that the company gives you in orientation, deals with firearms in trucks...Short answer.....NO!!
  8. redrocker1055

    redrocker1055 Light Load Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    It is my understanding that it's ilegal to transport a firearm across statelines peroid cmv or not. Am i wrong?

    my dad once told me a story of a guy who fought this law by stateing he lived in his truck, therefor had every right to have a firearm in his home.
    Was he pulling my leg?
  9. bobbyw

    bobbyw Light Load Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    Orlando Florida
    I sure cant understand why the powers that be wouldnt want us to protect ourselves if we have demonstrated that we are legal responsible human beings,it sure seemslike we are a little vulnerable with some of the stories I have read on this site about injustices done to some truckers
  10. coastie

    coastie Road Train Member

    Simple answer, there are those who feel only Outlaws should have Guns. Would go further into the answer, bu then it would need to be moved to the Political section.
  11. skyking

    skyking Bobtail Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    I have recently become interested in this topic although I do not carry a gun in my truck. To tell the truth, I'm not sure I need one; still, I am interested in whether or not I am free to do so. If you would be so kind as to identify the page(s) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Pocketbook to which you refer it would b helpful. I am sure that is oversight, but I can't locate it myself. Thank you.
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