Traveling across the country by car can be an enriching experience that introduces you to new and exciting places. But choosing to transport a firearm, and the ammunition that goes with it, while you seek adventure on the open road can lead to trouble if you’re not careful.
Let’s take a look at how one can safely, and legally, transport a firearm across state lines. It can be tricky, but with the right information and a good plan, gun owners traveling across state lines can do so safely and within the law.
With 23 states now having adopted permitless carry, also known as constitutional carry, it appears that the national attitude regarding who should be allowed to carry a gun in public is shifting more and more towards a general pro-gun stance. While permitless carry states still maintain some restrictions on who can carry a firearm, as well as where and how that firearm can be carried, for the most part if someone is legally allowed to own a firearm in a state with a permitless carry law in place, they may carry it concealed in public. Except for Vermont, all the states that have a permitless carry law still have a permitting process in place for those who wish to obtain one. The state simply doesn’t require eligible residents who wish to carry a concealed handgun in public to get a permit to do so.