There's the law and then there's what you might be arrested for.
Cops are not expected to know the specifics of laws.
When in doubt they will arrest you and sort it out later.
No telling what might happen to the gun.
How about an American icon like a lever action, instead.
Short of moving, of course.
Just a thought.
Walt Kelly, alias Pogo, sez:
“Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow permanent.”