What Legal Weapons of Choice is allowed for our OTR drivers?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by liltruck, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Indycolt

    Indycolt Bobtail Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    As I have said before, if you decide you want to carry a firearm, take the time to contact State/Local Law Enforcement to make sure you understand their laws. Don't be surprised if some LEO's are not familiar with the law. Heck here in Indiana we are granted a license to carry a handgun, concealed or open carry. The state has been silent on the issue of concealed carry or open carry and oftentimes you will be stopped by a LEO and told you must conceal the firearm or be in violation of the law! :biggrin_25512:
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  3. eckz

    eckz <strong>"Radio Rambo"</strong>

    Sep 15, 2007
    Detroit, Michigan
    Thank you for the clarification, appreciate the time you spent.
  4. fourtrks

    fourtrks Bobtail Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    The only links the forida dot clicked on where attached to handcuffs. Actual,real world.
  5. cactusjack

    cactusjack Medium Load Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    Texas law stipulates you can and are encouraged to carry an hand gun for protection in any vehicle . It is legal in an commercial vehicle as long as you have an carry and conceal weapons permit. Oklahoma law stipulates the same.... I must believe that since newmexico, oklahoma, texas, arkansas, kansas , colorado are in agreement since all those states listed have an ccw pact. You might check with other states to find out.... I would suggest getting an email and printing it from said official on the final word . Carry said email on your person so when and if you are questioned by the dot in that state or said police official they can be presented by that fact and whom said so. You will also have the ranking officials numbers so it would be a waste of their time to buck the matter and possibly job suicide for the questioning officer. Cover your ### at all times. Personaqlly i varry every where i go and you would never know it. Just for my and my families protection.
    Be cool on the stool and keep the shiny side up!!!!!!!!
  6. Live Free or Die Trying

    Live Free or Die Trying Bobtail Member

    Sep 4, 2009
    no name town, NH
    If you want to know what's legal in the areas you're driving in, call the NRA, they'll know.
  7. RangerBIll

    RangerBIll Bobtail Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    Montrose, CO
    Tire thumper, that was about all I had in Iraq as well...A tire thumper and pma(cajones) will keep most trouble at bay. Of course my primary defense is the Lord.
    He takes good care of me.
  8. discodubber

    discodubber Light Load Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    New Boston, TX
    ... I had a rant here, but arguing with people isn't worth the bandwidth...
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  9. Sublime

    Sublime Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2013
    Twin Cities, MN
    What?! Cops unfamiliar with he laws they're paid to enforce?! Surely that would never happen. :biggrin_25523:
  10. NewNashGuy

    NewNashGuy Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    US and Canada
    I carry a 2" Spyderco knife so that I am legal in most if not all cities. I am sure I could do some damage with that. Though I mainly have it to cut tags and seals and don't consider it to be a weapon.
  11. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    you brain is your most legal and lethal weapon you can carry.
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