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Old June 8, 2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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Driving to Texas

So I am leaving for Texas on Saturday 06/13 and plan on bringing my handgun with me. ( I live in Illinois now). So I will be driving straight through Missouri and Okalahoma. Just wanted to know the laws in these states about how to transport handguns through these states.

I already know the the handgun has to be unloaded and enclosed in a case until I hit Missouri.

Now, from what I've read on the internet (most reliable source i know) I think I would be OK having it loaded in the glove box.
[QUOTE] It is unlawful to carry a firearm concealed on or about one’s person without a concealed carry endorsement on the Missouri driver’s or non-driver’s license or a valid permit to carry concealed firearms issued by any state.

This prohibition does not apply to possession in a person’s dwelling, while hunting or while traveling in a continuous journey through the state.

Law enforcement officers, corrections officers, probation and parole officers, some judges; process servers and marshals and members of the armed forces or the national guard while performing their official duties are exempt from this prohibition.

Persons over the age twenty-one years of age or older may transport a concealable firearm in the passenger compartment of a vehicle as long as the firearm is lawfully possessed.[QUOTE]

Now Oklahoma I think it has to be unloaded but not concealed.

[QUOTE][It is unlawful for any person, except for peace officers on duty, to carry a firearm upon or about his person, or in any container, except for purposes of hunting, fishing, education or recreation or by a valid Concealed Carry License (“CCL”).

A person is permitted to carry firearms open and not concealed when hunting, during safety class, target shooting, for a military function, for a police function, or for entertainment events or historical reenactments.

A person is permitted to carry unloaded firearms open and not concealed when going to or from the person’s private residence or vehicle, or to a gun shop, gun show, or hunting, target shooting, or other sporting activity.

A person may transport an unloaded firearm openly in a motor vehicle at any time.

It is unlawful to carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle, though there are some exceptions for firearms carried by those with a concealed carry license. /QUOTE]

And I already know Texas. So if I have over looked anything please let me know.
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Old June 9, 2009, 05:47 AM   #2
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This book is worth the $14.00 it costs. Once your on the website, you can scroll down to the bottom and see links to other sites about the same topic.

hope this helps - James
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Old June 9, 2009, 07:08 AM   #3
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If you want to make it really simple, transport your firearm in accordance with FOPA. 18 USC 926a, which overrules state laws in states that you are traveling through.

§ 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms

Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.
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