Firearms N The Road

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by nghthwk, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Driver'sWife

    Driver'sWife Bobtail Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    That isn't what I said...I said if your state of origin and state of destination both allow firearms in vehicles then you can have the firearm in your vehicle passing through states on your route. I think the law on that is Safe Harbor. Carrying one on your person is completely different...if you are licensed to carry and leave the state that issued the license, the state you entered either has to honor the issueing state or you have to have a license in the state to be able to have the firearm on your person.

    For anyone that would like to verify or needs additional info for themselves:
    US DOT: 202-366-4000
    FMCSA: 800-832-5660
    National Rifle Association: 800-672-3888
    For those of you with Sirius Radio, Cam & Company is on channel 144. Listen to them and/or give them a call and ask at 866-NRA-NEWS. They are on 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. CST. It is the job of the NRA to know the current laws.
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  3. 2xR

    2xR Medium Load Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Ol' North State
    As the self declared "TruckersReport" veterinary, I now pronounce this horse, "Dead At Scene".
    The beating should cease.
    If it ain't dead, will one of you pistol packers please shoot the dang thing.
  4. Cybergal

    Cybergal Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2008
    I agree....WE keep going around in circles here...and It's getting really boring to read this thread.

    Iam going to close this thread if posts keep being repeated with the same info.
  5. LakeReady

    LakeReady Bobtail Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Wills Point, Texas
    Aaaa MEN! I will post in this thread no longer! Now where is my sun tan lotion and shorts!? Its going to hit 80 again down here in Texas! WooHoo!
  6. Outsider

    Outsider Bobtail Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    They have to search your truck to find it, in 20+years I have never had either (except .mil)

    You need to check reciprocity for the state which issued your Concealed Permit, My state allows 30 + states
    Concealed is concealed. Sometimes it is tough to balance your 2nd Amendment rights VS. the right to work. You may be fired for carrying on their property. This is a personal decision. IF you ever get "made" on property that is NOT .gov, and you refuse to leave, this is where the trouble starts. A possible misdemeanor trespassing charge will be made.
    True! Stay out of Canuck Libville, If I have to leave this country driving a truck, to make a living ... well the rate is going very high :D
    There is a window licker in every bunch. I would bet he doesn't even know what a CHL/CCW is LOL
    I carry I carry I carry!!!
    I have 4 guns in my truck
    I shoot prarrie dogs when I see them (with the land owners perm).
    I have no plans on commiting a crime with my firearms, so I don't care if they chase my IP addy. THis is one of the problems in dealing with things that go boom. Guns are tools, they cannot operate themselves.
    Talk about it if you will (online anyways), just don't let people around you truck know what or how many you have if at all. some idiot might bust a window and get them.
  7. Breeze6442

    Breeze6442 Bobtail Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    You do not need to be permitted in every state you travel through. I have a ccw issued in Ohio. I now live in NC and my Ohio permit is accepted and legal. However, it is wise to do your homework thoroughly before carrying anywhere ccw or not.

    The best advise I was given by law enforcement was as follows

    Q In day to day practice how does the average officer handle permit holders carrying outside their home state.

    A It is officer discretion, if you conduct yourself respectfully when pulled over chances are the subject will not even arise.

    As far as shippers go, out of site out of mind is probably a good approach. I have never been searched at any shipper/receiver in my 18 years. Even chemical plants with above average security. Now the one reason I have for not carrying is this. I cannot guarantee the securement of my weapon at all times, such as meal stops, showers ect... Most truckstop thieves who see you leaving with shaving kit or duffle bag know they have 30 minutes to an hour to go through your truck. I am leaning more towards responsibly carrying and keeping a low profile. I'd rather lose my CDL than my life.

  8. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

    Feb 18, 2007
    Central AZ
    Really? Well, dang, and here I thought my gun was defective. I expected it to go on a killing rampage all by itself, and it hasn't done a thing but just sit there. :smt042
  9. Outsider

    Outsider Bobtail Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    You been listening to Boxer, Pelosi and Finestein haven't you :happy6:

    According to the dirty San Fran hippy Libtards, guns are always running around on their own going postal. :toothy2:
  10. paullo

    paullo Bobtail Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    I have had my rruck gone through with a fine tooth comb at the Canadian border.I wouldn't even think about taking a risk with a firearm.If someone wants my load that bad,TAKE it! Keep it between the lines and shiny side up,Paul
  11. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Medium Load Member

    Jun 11, 2006
    Not sure how it is in the State that you live in, but if you are licensed in the State of Texas and get pulled over, you are supposed to notify the officer. And once they run your Drivers License, they will know.
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