July 16th, 2012 09:32 PM
How do you learn about local ordinances for traveling?
I am waiting for my license to arrive and am still learning about this whole new world of CC and would appreciate some help. I know where to go to find out about state laws regulating carry but could use some direction and advice for how you find out about any local city or county ordinances that are different from that of the state. Fortunately my state just enacted a law disallowing local governing bodies to restrict carry beyond what the state laws are, but I don't want to be surprised to find myself in trouble while traveling outside of this state by a city ordinance I didn't know about.
Thanks for an help!
July 16th, 2012 09:39 PM
Kentucky has complete preemption. No local juristictions can pass firearms laws that are contrary to state law.
July 16th, 2012 10:27 PM
This is a good site too, but right now, it ain't up?
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July 17th, 2012 12:00 AM
Unfortunately, there is no quick method.
Originally Posted by SKW
You've just got to dig around for it. The way I do it is to first leverage the summary info reference sheets found at HandgunLaw.us, then verify the key elements on the given state's legislature web site. If the given state is one that does not have full preemption, or it's known that a given city I'm traveling to is know for disregarding and getting away with it, then I head to the city/county web sites for that spot and verify whether there are any conditions that could get me in hot water. It's not foolproof, but with a bit of prep I find I can pretty much get the answers in a few hours of rooting around.
For those states I travel to fairly frequently, I've found having a decent guide can help. For example, if FLA is on your list, then I'd strongly recommend Florida Firearms: Law, Use, Ownership, by Jon Gutmacher. Check Bloomfield Press at Gunlaws.com, for a variety of decent guides for several states.
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July 17th, 2012 12:13 AM
Depending on where you are traveling and how many states are involved it can be a nightmare. Sadly very few if any states duplicate the laws/rules of other states. Good luck.
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July 17th, 2012 12:50 AM
Originally Posted by ericb327
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July 17th, 2012 10:57 PM
In some areas you can't travel with your empty gun locked up in the trunk.
Wash D.C., NYC, Mass, Chicago for starters. Check out the trip planners on the websites mentioned.
July 17th, 2012 10:58 PM
Same with Ohio.
Originally Posted by ericb327
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.
July 17th, 2012 11:25 PM
When traveling out of state, I have actually called the local law enforcement in my destination areas.......especially with open carry. Some have had to return my calls with proper information. Some municipalities in some states do have ordinances.
July 18th, 2012 02:11 AM
Municode is the best place to look for city/county ordinances. As long as they have them posted online.
State Listing - Municipal Code Corporation
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