VA to NC via DC

VA to NC via DC

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    VA to NC via DC

    I have a NC CHP and need to leave a friend's house in VA, make a quick stop in DC, then get on the road to NC. I don't want to leave my ccw behind in VA.

    Am I legal if I lock up my ccw in my trunk for the short (1 hour) stop in DC?


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    I don't believe so. It is not part of a direct route between VA & NC and a stop for other than food/lodging/gas is not covered either. Even ammunition by itself can get you busted in DC. You might want to consider parking in VA & taking mass transit or a cab to and from your DC obligation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikdfish View Post
    I don't believe so. It is not part of a direct route between VA & NC and a stop for other than food/lodging/gas is not covered either. Even ammunition by itself can get you busted in DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I am on my handheld and cannot read the .pdf. Can I trouble you for a quick yes or no?

    Thanks, all!

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    NO. You may not possess a handgun in DC unless it is registered. Park in Virginia and take the Metro.

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    Thanks. Gun will be left in VA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I am on my handheld and cannot read the .pdf. Can I trouble you for a quick yes or no?

    Thanks, all!
    NONRESIDENTS
    Nonresidents are prohibited (subject to the recreational
    activity exception) from carrying or possessing a firearm
    while traveling through the District unless the gun has been
    registered with the Metropolitan Police.
    NOTE: As a practical matter, the police have advised that
    they will not interfere with nonresidents passing through
    the District with a firearm, providing the person does not
    stop, and the firearm is unloaded, securely wrapped and
    carried in the trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I am on my handheld and cannot read the .pdf. Can I trouble you for a quick yes or no?
    From the link:
    Nonresidents are prohibited (subject to the recreational
    activity exception) from carrying or possessing a firearm
    while traveling through the District unless the gun has been
    registered with the Metropolitan Police.
    And I thought California's laws were bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tns0038 View Post
    As a practical matter, the police have advised that they will not interfere with nonresidents passing through
    the District with a firearm, providing the person does not
    stop, and the firearm is unloaded, securely wrapped and
    carried in the trunk.
    So its a No for you.
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