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    I can CC in about thirty states but not South Carolina or Florida.

    I will be in both states within the month.

    I can carry a loaded handgun in my vehicle glovebox.

    I can have a loaded handgun in my hotel room, at least in South Carolina.

    The question is, how do I move my handgun from my vehicle to my hotel room without committing a crime? Is a zipped carry bag enough? Does it have to be unloaded?

    Thanks.
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    I would think to be totally legal unloaded and stored separate from the ammo. Crazy laws!!
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    I'm not a lawyer, but if you have the equivalent of a "carry on bag" (like a backpack), I'd unload the weapon, put it in a case, put the case in the bag (out of sight out of mind), and take it in like that.

    A bigger issue could be locking the weapon if you leave it in the room any.
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    In SC just carry it to your room, nothing special. I wouldn't wave it around but otherwise no problem. If you want to put it in a bag then fine but you don't really have to.

    You can have it in your glovebox, console or trunk loaded.

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    You can have it in your glovebox, console or trunk loaded.
    What good is a firearm loaded in the trunk? Is there a good reason for this other than it becoming a more dangerous projectile in case of an accident?

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    Right. I can carry it loaded to my room in SC, but not in a holster.

    But it has to be unloaded to carry it from car to room in Fla.
    How about in a zipper carry with the mag out, or the mag in my pocket and the pistol in a case or bag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post

    A bigger issue could be locking the weapon if you leave it in the room any.
    I will leave it in the room only in a safe. And trigger locked in the safe. If a safe is not available, it will be locked in the car.

    How's that?
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    Directly from your car to the room, and directly from your room to your car...just like being in your home, and the car is in the driveway.

    If you want to feel comfortable, carry it in a gun rug, but I'd just stick it in my luggage. You have a better chance of either getting hit by lightening or winning the lottery than you do by having a problem walking from your car to the hotel desk and then to your room with your sidearm in your luggage. If you are still concerned, take the shells out, but I wouldn't...OMO

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    Sounds like a pretty good plan to me.
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    Excellent thanks. But, during our stay, the luggage will not be in the car. I'll just carry it in whatever conveyance we happen to have. A nice, unobtrusive canvas zip bag or even a grocery bag would be cool. Or, in a towel, or newspaper, or...

    The possibilities are endless.

    Oh, the good news. We're getting a place in either the Fla west coast or the SC coast.
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    I think being discreet is the answer. How amny times have you been stopped and searched when going from your car to your hotel room????? I guess I wouldn't risk it in IL, WI, MA, or NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    What good is a firearm loaded in the trunk? Is there a good reason for this other than it becoming a more dangerous projectile in case of an accident?

    You do not have to unload it to carry it in your glovebox, console or trunk. If you want to unload it you can but it doesn't matter. SC is not a state that you have to unload it to carry it anywhere that you can normally carry it. As someone else posted if you are discreet you really don't have to worry about it. Just don't go waving it around and there shouldn't be any problem carrying from your car to motel room.

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    How/why are you legal to carry in 30 states and not in Florida or SC. What CCL permit do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tns0038 View Post
    How/why are you legal to carry in 30 states and not in Florida or SC. What CCL permit do you have?
    You beat me to it. I'm guessing a UT non-resident permit(FL not accepting out-of-state CCWs except their own)?
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    I believe Florida recognises licenses from states that recognises its own correct me if im wrong.

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