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    Hi all. I am looking for opinions an thoughts on this situation. I am driving pretty much across the country to Oklahoma this week. I don't have my ccw yet and would still like to take my gun with me for protection in the hotel.

    1. I plan to keep it cases and unloaded during drive times.
    2. What are the laws regarding having a loaded weapon in a hotel room out of state?
    3. Would I be within right to use deadly force if absolutely needed.
    4. Any advice regarding this would be great.

    I wanted to thank you all for all the great posts on this forum, I have learned so much from reading and studying the posts. Thanks again.

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    This should help quite a bit. You may consider giving a list of states you'll be passing through because each state has different laws.
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    OH, IL, IN, MI, OK

    in no particular order. Like I said the weapon would not be in an accessable or loaded state until in Oklahoma. I also would not carry it would only be for protection in the place I am staying. I am kicking myself for not applying earlier for ccw however didn't expect this trip to happen so soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBJ9mm View Post
    1. I plan to keep it cases and unloaded during drive times.
    The safe passage provision of the Firearms Owners Protection Act is supposed to protect you as long as you just are passing through as long as the weapon is in a locked case, regardless of local laws. Some localities, particularly New York City, have been known to ignore this, however.

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    2. What are the laws regarding having a loaded weapon in a hotel room out of state?
    A hotel room that you have paid for is generally regarded as your temporary domicile. You have pretty much the same rights there as you do in your home. That means in most reasonable placesyou can have a loaded gun ready to be used for self defense. Certain places, however, are unreasonable (Chicago and New York City, for example).

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    3. Would I be within right to use deadly force if absolutely needed.
    You have to obey the deadly force laws of the state that you are in (duty to retreat, etc.).

    Hard to give more specific advice without know what states you will be passing through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBJ9mm View Post
    OH, IL, IN, MI, OK
    I'm guessing you mean Missouri (MO) rather than Michigan (MI). Illinois is the only place I'd worry about and even there as long as you stay away from Chicago, I wouldn't think there would be any problems. I-70 for most of the way, I'm assuming?

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    1. I plan to keep it cases and unloaded during drive times.
    Doesn't do you much good if you need it to protect yourself!
    2. What are the laws regarding having a loaded weapon in a hotel room out of state?
    See Handgunlaw.us
    3. Would I be within right to use deadly force if absolutely needed.
    What is your alternative? Be a victim and die?
    4. Any advice regarding this would be great.
    Follow the law the best you can. Personally, my firearm is loaded and I'll take my chances versus being unprepared and not able to defend my life or family.
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    70 is correct, then 44 I believe. I want to make sure I am not only safe but legal. I do not want to have my gun confiscated for any reason. I do not want any trouble during this trip at all. And my apologies on the typo for missouri. I am posting from my iPhone.

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    Oklahoma, in a case out in the open unloaded, ammo locked in trunk or glove box.
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    I second the handgunlaw.us thing.. In missouri you can carry in your car even loaded without a problem.

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    I have not looked at this carefully, but it might help.
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