Long guns in trucks

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  1. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Light Load Member

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    So with all the silliness going on around this great country, what are actual laws like concerning long guns, specifically legal length 12 gauge scatter guns , in a truck. Company policy notwithstanding. I'm a fin owner and enthusiast and understand handguns are a different animal. What are laws currently like governing carrying a 12 ga or similar in a commercial vehicle?
     
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  3. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Can’t help you with the laws, but 52748A64-DC9E-4D62-BA9B-85C032F8FF0D.jpeg
    This is the Mossberg Shockwave. 12 gauge, 5+1 with the regular length, 8+1 capacity with the mini shells. 26 inches long, considered a firearm, not a rifle or SBR, by the NFA.

    Would be better suited as a truck gun than a long gun.
     
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  4. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    Why the hell would you want to try and finagle a long gun in a tiny truck? Hand guns are made for short range and don't get hung up on everything. You can get extended mags if you need more than a double stack standard, and if you need better long range accuracy you shouldn't be there in the first place. No guns are typically allowed in every state so why even worry about the laws around handguns?
     
  5. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    See the post above yours. Can't go with a handgun...I'd go with what TripleSix posted.

    I also know I wouldn't be advertising it was with me, nor would I ask permission. I'd rather be fired an alive vs dead with a job. ;)

    Not sure it still qualifies as a long gun though.

    @TripleSix Your taste in firearms is exceptional.

    Can't go wrong with a good shotgun.

    As the old policy used to go in the military....Don't ask, don't tell.

    Good luck an be safe folks.

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  6. Tb0n3

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    Can't go wrong with a good shotgun but you #### well can go deaf firing it in a confined space.
     
  7. TripleSix

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    I forgot to mention, in a zombie apocalypse, and you have to shoot your way out of the truck and escape on foot

    this would be the best choice.
     
  8. scott180

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    They make a 410 shock wave. Lighter, easier to handle and they make great 410 self defense ammo. It cost around $400- $450. The shockwave nightstick is the one I want in 12g
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    Personally I think a handgun with low recoil self defense ammo is the smart way to go in a truck. The way I think about it is that if I ever need to use a firearm it's the last resort which means it'll likely be up close and personal. A revolver using .38 wad cutters would be great too. I don't want over penetration. I do want it to be easy to handle under high stress. Interesting question on long guns but I'd stick to a good pistol.
     
  9. Studebaker Hawk

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    Curious I was. So Google away on the whole idea of having a long gun in your motor vehicle. They rarely make a distinction beyond that.
    This website applies just to Ohio. Motor Vehicle Carry Laws | Ohio Gun Lawyer
    But it appears that many states are similar. You would have to check every state that you intend to travel in, but having a loaded firearm of any type is generally prohibited unless you have a CC permit that is valid in that jurisdiction. In many locations you can have a long gun( 24" or longer) some many require it to be locked away and not accessible, some may allow in a rack and accessible. But most do not allow it to be loaded. (definition: “Firearm” – Means any deadly weapon capable of expelling or propelling one or more projectiles by the action of an explosive or combustible propellant. “Firearm” includes an unloaded firearm, and any firearm that is inoperable but that can readily be rendered operable.

    See what you guys can come up with.
     
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  10. TripleSix

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    @MACK E-6 posted a picture of a lever action 410 that looks pretty cool
     
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