FIND GUN LAWS BY STATE

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD,... Read More

PART II: INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION

Even though there is no federal license or permit to carry between states or statutes making licenses reciprocal, the way firearms are transported to reciprocal states comes from federal law. Specifically, federal law requires states to allow a person to transport any lawfully possessed firearm from any lawful place to any other lawful place.

Of course, there are a number of restrictions, including that the firearm be unloaded and not accessible during travel. Without this, state-based reciprocity would be severely limited: unless two (2) reciprocal states were contiguous, it would be difficult or impossible for the civilian to lawfully transport the firearm (which would be a handgun with reciprocal carry) to the reciprocal state. The conditions on how interstate transportation is lawfully executed depend on the mode of travel.

The most common are addressed in the following chapters, noting again this is not reciprocal carry:

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  • Chapter 9: Right to Interstate Transportation
  • Chapter 10: Flying by Commercial Airline Scheduled Flight
  • Chapter 11: Amtrak
  • Chapter 12: Bus Lines
  • Chapter 13: Driving by Private Transportation

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FIND GUN LAWS BY STATE

Table of Contents

About the author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD,... Read More