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having a loaded AR15 in the trunk

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    having a loaded AR15 in the trunk

    is it legal in AR to keep an AR15 in the trunk of your car. Also in LA for that matter?

    Does my permit allow me to keep a loaded rifle in the car?


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    Quote Originally Posted by *SA-XD4ME* View Post
    is it legal in AR to keep an AR15 in the trunk of your car. Also in LA for that matter?

    Does my permit allow me to keep a loaded rifle in the car?
    What state? Is LA Louisiana or Los Angeles??
    In Colorado it is legal anywhere except city of Denver. In Colorado you can not have a round chambered in any weapon except a handgun in a vehicle. If you don't live in Denver, you might get away with peaceable journey.

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    Louisiana.

    I would not have a round chambered, but would have a 30 round mag close, or in the gun. I am going to have to take a long trip to family tomorrow, and wanted to take my rifle.

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    No loaded long guns allowed in Washington state. If you have a CPL you may carry a pistol loaded, but it is supposed to be on your person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *SA-XD4ME* View Post
    Louisiana.

    I would not have a round chambered, but would have a 30 round mag close, or in the gun. I am going to have to take a long trip to family tomorrow, and wanted to take my rifle.
    You need to check your state(s) laws that you will travel. There aren't any federal laws at this time that would prohibit it. Some local cities have weird "Home Rule" laws that the state doesn't preempt.

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    i have read the LA rules. Doesn't say anything. I will have my side arm with me. So, I will probably just leave it in the trunk, and the rounds in the console/glove box.

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    is it legal in AR to keep an AR15 in the trunk of your car. Also in LA for that matter?
    Sure...if its not loaded.

    Does my permit allow me to keep a loaded rifle in the car?
    You have a Concealed Handgun License (CHL).

    In others words ,NO, your permit does not allow you to keep a loaded rifle in the car. I would not recommend keeping a loaded gun in the trunk. There are various local ordinances against it. Also, keep in mind that it is deer season. The AGFC will write you a ticket for having a loaded rifle in the vehicle as game and fish regs specifically address it.

    To the best of my knowledge, you can keep a gun in the trunk unloaded without any hassles.

    As for Lousiana...thats a whole different country of its own. Don't assume that what is good to go here, is good to go there because they have some pretty diversified laws there. Its best to check with them.
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    thanks, HotGuns.

    After thinking about it Deer Season came into mind. That was a good point.

    I know it sounded silly, but I wanted to check. I do want to take the rifle to shoot with family. After all I just built it. :)

    And your right. LA does does seem to be another world.

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    cont'd

    What I think I will do is take it down, and put it in my carbine bag in the trunk, put the mags in the console, and the ammo in the glove box.
    Being TG tomorrow I doubt I will get anyone at the State Police #. I will try, but... Hey people got to be with their family too.

    Thanks everyone for the direction. Keep up the good work.

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    Louisiana considers your car an extension of your home. You could keep it loaded and laying across your lap.

    However, by you driving crossing state lines, that might change.....

    FYI. If you get stopped in La. you must tell the police if you are carrying.

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    On trips, I keep the rifle/shotugun in trunk and the full mag/shells in close reach INSIDE the cab. Things are pretty lax here in KY, but it just doesn't make too much sense to keep a rifle in the trunk with a round chambered. Probably ok, but it just feels unsafe.

    I guess the idea that your handgun is there to get you to your rifle or shotgun still stands, just like in the home. It probably feels like your safety is compromised if you have to grab a mag, pop the trunk and run for the long gun...so keep that P220 or the 1911 handy. After all, how long does it take to pop that 30-rounder in and yank the charging handle?

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    In Washington it was my understanding you could keep a long gun locked in the trunk with magazine unloaded.

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    Not in my world.No loaded long guns in state of Maine unless you are the police
    or military.

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    When I first clicked on this thread I tought he meant LA = Los Angeles.
    I was getting ready to type..."You're Kidding Right?"
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    I carry my ak47 loaded behind the seat. But in VA I can do that with my CCW

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