Should Truckers be allowed self defense?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by scott180, Jun 26, 2020.

Should truckers have expanded CCW rights?

  1. Yes, due to nature of OTR work a trucker should be allowed protection.

    90.6%
  2. No, there is no need for a trucker to be able to defend themselves.

    9.4%
  1. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

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    Illinois you can carry in your vehicle if you have a concealed carry permit from another state I think
     
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  3. Swedish Chef

    Swedish Chef Heavy Load Member

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    Depends on the state. For instance, my North Carolina permit is valid in IL, but if I was a CCW holder from South Carolina or Georgia, I would not have reciprocity. I would also have to stay out of Cook County.
     
  4. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

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    any concealed carry permit from a state lets you carry in the car only in Illinois you can't carry outside of the car without Illinois permit
     
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  5. mover man

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    Do i understand you to be saying. A cop from any state. Allows you to carry inside a vechile in any state? Please clarify because I must have misunderstood you. Cause that ain't right.
     
  6. TripleSix

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  7. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    As I figured, some of you don't have a clue to your rights or how certain states infringe on them.

    You automatically assume every driver should be given a gun to protect whatever load he/she is hauling. That is absolutely NOT what its about. Its about the right to protect yourself by whatever means necessary. I will take every advantage I can to do that. Carrying and knowing how to use a firearm for that purpose gives me an advantage over the would be thief that wants to rob me/do me harm.

    I swear some of you are incapable of rational thought. We have a constitutional right to keep and bare arms. There should be no exception to that.
     
  8. clausland

    clausland Road Train Member

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    This is a good site, full of useful information...

    Handgunlaw.us
     
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  9. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

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    Nah
     
  10. mover man

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