When is a gun considered "Loaded"?
My buddy and I where talking today and he mentioned that his in-laws where having domestic problems as a result of a firearm. Apparently, the wife is very anti gun and the husband has a CCW and keeps his gun in the house.
As a compromise, the husband said he would keep the gun unloaded while it was in the house.
I guess there was a misunderstanding of what "Unloaded" meant. The wife thought that unloaded meant no bullets in or near the gun, and the husband said a un-chambered gun was an unloaded gun because it was unable to fire by pulling the trigger.
So, my buddy asked me, which definition of unloaded did I think was right?
I told him that technically the wife was right, per rules for interstate travel with a firearm, but from a practical point of view, an unloaded gun was virtually useless when needed.
How would you guys have answered this question?