Traveling with an AK

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    Traveling with an AK

    My buddy has a farm in WV and he wants me to go down and shoot the AK with him sometime. I have two 30 round mags and a 40 round mag for it. According to the Brady Bunch website Maryland has a law:

    "Maryland - The law bans 16 types of assault pistols and also restricts ammunition magazines that hold over 20 rounds. The bill prohibits possession, sale, transfer purchase or receipt of assault pistols within the state."

    Would I be able to travel thru provided its unloaded, and in the trunk? Do the same laws apply to an AK as they would a handgun? Do the Federal peaceable journey laws protect me here?

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    Do the Federal peaceable journey laws protect me here?
    What is that? I've never heard of it myself. If I were you----disassemble everything. The rifle, and the mags. Don't put all the parts in the same box either. I don't know all those laws the government would just a soon remain secret, but in my opinion (IMO), this would be the best way to circumvent red tape policies. Good luck and always trust yourself above others.

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    can you go around the black pit? I wouldn't chance it, just to err on the side of caution.
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    This is the best answer I could find to your question.

    US CODE: Title 18,926A. Interstate transportation of firearms

    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 44 > 926A

    926A. Interstate transportation of firearms

    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console
    eschew obfuscation

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    Don't count on the authorities in Maryland knowing - or caring - what the federal law says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    This is the best answer I could find to your question.

    US CODE: Title 18,926A. Interstate transportation of firearms
    Thats what I was looking for. Interstate travel, not peaceable journey laws...

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    Having traveled through MD, I would not take an AK. Your chances of getting a local or MSP with an AW Woodie are far higher than not.

    Take the long way...

    Forgot to add: the referenced law allows local regulation to supercede the Federal Law. While you may be "passing through," DC has run this scam for years and impounded many arms. Burden of proof is on the bearer. Surrender a $400 AK, or spend $10K recovering it...?
    Last edited by Rob72; February 15th, 2008 at 12:01 PM.

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    I wouldn't do it.
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    Even with my LE badge, I would not take a chance with those magazines. They would probably think I had snapped, and was headed to DC to try something stupid. Edited to add: Reading the MD law, it seems pretty clear that the magazines would be prohibited there, even if the firearm itself was miraculously spared their attention.

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