I should probably post this on Motorcycle Forums also. I live in GA. and I have a CCW license. From the information I have, a motorcycle is treated the same way as a car( as far as vehicle). When going through areas, states where I am not allowed to legally carry. I have no way to lock my gun up, as my bike has soft , leather bags. I do not want to break the law and carry the gun around on me where it is not legal.
However,I have concerns regarding leaving my gun on the bike when I park. When possible , I try to avoid "potentially" dangerous areas. When your passing through some place new, this can be hard to tell- even a gas station at night.
Obviously,I'm not as worried about the gun, even if it's in the saddlebag when I am on the bike. When passing through an area where CCW is not legal. Would having the gun in the case in 1 bag and the clip and ammo in the other bag , be sufficient , when traveling ? Or does it have to be "locked" up. My guess is , if this were an issue ,it would be up to the LEO and area I am passing through. I ride primarily in the Southeast.
It's not as prevalent as it used to be , but several years back, the law had a tendency to search you( if you were stopped, sometimes for no good reason) if you were on a Harley, in places.I never had problems, but some of my friends have.They would seldom bother you( unless they were given reason),if you were on a Japanese bike.
Any suggestions ?