Truckers need to be armed

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    Truckers need to be armed

    Truck driver car-jacked during delivery

    By STEFANIE THOMAS
    Updated: 10.23.09
    Humble Police say a truck driver was car-jacked and pistol-whipped while in the process of delivering cigarettes at a Sam’s Club loading dock in the early morning hours of Oct. 23.

    According to Humble PD Detective Eric Squier, the driver of an 18-wheeler was approached by two armed, masked men while unloading his cargo around 1:30 a.m.

    “He was forced into the back of the big-rig and taken to the abandoned K-Mart shopping center parking lot,” Squier said. “There was a total of four suspects, all black males - two who held him at gunpoint, and two getaway drivers in a dark-colored Chevrolet passenger car.”

    Squier said the truck driver was pistol-whipped but sustained no major injuries.

    “They didn’t get any of the cigarettes - he had already unloaded them,” Squier said. “All they got was his wallet.”

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Squier directly at 281-319-9769 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. Tipsters remain anonymous.

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    Yes indeed, If I was a trucker, I would sure be armed.

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    I had someone (a former trucker) tell me earlier this week that truckers are able to carry in their trucks, might not have helped in this situation, anywhere in the US.

    I knew a trucker (a neighbor) a few years ago that said that he had had people come up beside his truck, with the intention of robbing it - he saw them edging up to the door through the side mirrors, while he was sleeping and he scared them off with a gun.
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    I firmly believe truckers should carry, just like anyone else.
    No matter what your occupation, your own personal safety is what matters most.
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    As long as the truckers in the states they are in, and its not against company policy, its alwaus been my understanding they could carry.
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    It is against Fed Regs to carry in any commerical vehical...will post exact regs when found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronMike View Post
    It is against Fed Regs to carry in any commerical vehical...will post exact regs when found.
    Mike, see if you can find them. Its been discussed here before, and no one can ever seem to find those DOT regs.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...l-vehicle.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...vehicle-3.html
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    I would certainly be carring a Taser andor flair gun.

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    Truckers have problems with different state laws, not to mention crossing into Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Mike, see if you can find them. Its been discussed here before, and no one can ever seem to find those DOT regs.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...l-vehicle.html

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    Federal Gun Law for CDL Drivers | AskTheTrucker

    CDL Federal Gun Law


    Due to the controversial topic: “Can CDL Truck Drivers Carry Guns?”, I have researched and found a Federal Law that so many drivers are looking for. Read what an actual Federal Law states about this topic, to put it to rest, once and for all. ( or maybe not)

    Provided by Truth About Trucking.

    Can a CDL truck driver legally carry a gun in the truck? This is a very HOT topic! In my previous article, “CDL Truck Drivers Carrying Guns,” much controversy was created because nothing could be found anywhere showing any Federal Law stating that it was illegal to carry. I have pointed out that there is NO Federal Law saying that it is illegal, only city, county and state laws that make it illegal to do so, as well as policies set forth by the motor carrier. I have found the actual Federal Law revealing the insight on this subject, listed below:


    Title 18 Setcion 926(a). The peacable journey law.

    TITLE 18–CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

    PART I–CRIMES

    CHAPTER 44–FIREARMS

    Sec. 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.

    OK…now that we have the Federal Law on this matter, what does it mean? I would say that you could give this to 50 attorneys, and all 50 would interpret it differently! I believe what it is saying, is what I originally wrote in my previous articles….a CDL driver may carry a gun in the truck with him or her, PROVIDING that it does not violate any other STATE law, in which the driver will be passing through. Thus my point again…city, county and state laws may be the prevention for CDL truck drivers to carry guns…


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    I drove 18 wheelers and I would go to NY city a lot. Brooklyn Bronx etc. When on the road I slept in rest areas truck stops and just about anywhere you thought might be safe. You will always get some clown to bother You. I used to have a big hammer and a bar ready. You could also run a load strap from one door handle to the other so the doors could not be opened from the outside if the lock was popped. Going into Canada, they would check us out and according to my co-driver when they pulled up our CDL's (drivers license) they could see we both had pistol permits as they would ask us any guns today or weapons of any type.
    The company I worked for back then had a policy of no guns.

    I think a person should be albe to defend themselves who ever where ever. A drivers truck is his house when he stops for the night.

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    Wow. Searching the net, I found the following:

    there are no Federal regulations for carrying firearms in a commercial vehicle. All laws governing this are left up to each individual state. A good place to check th state laws is through the NRA. These links will tell you
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    http://www.nraila.org/issues/FactSheets/…
    http://www.nraila.org/recmap/usrecmap.as…
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    Truckers Armed?

    I've got over 2,000,000 miles as a safe trucker and I did it over a period of 40 years. A lot of that Time I had a cwp BUT as stated here it was/is illegal to carry in a interstate commercial vehicle. Did I carry? Only once during a strike in the 70's.
    I traveled the whole 48 state area and never needed a firearm because, I believe, I used my head and kept out of trouble. Todays truckers are a different breed and the ones I've met, for the most part, I don't think I would trust them.
    Just not a good idea.
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    Long time ago I was at a ghetto style grocery store when the food stamp semi pulled up to deliver it's load to the food stamp distribution point located inside the store.

    The driver had a partner who was OCing a sidearm. I'm not sure where the truck originated, but it was definitely carrying US Government property, and was a contracted company.

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    he saw them edging up to the door through the side mirrors, while he was sleeping and he scared them off with a gun.
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    Company policy says no for me. It's pepper spray, knife, flashlight, hot coffee, small cooler, whatever I can get my hands on. Worse case, I got the keys to an 80,000 lb weapon. hehe

    The reciprocity bill that got killed was intended partly to settle this. It had wording to allow CC for truckers. Darn shame it did not go through. Not saying you can or can't now. But that would have settled the matter.

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