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When you have a coat on to cover the gun and you get into the car to go somewhere,can you take off the coat and expose the gun on you're hip while driving?
And is it legal?
 

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In NM, where open carry is legal, yes.
 

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If open carry is legal then yes you can. I usually open carry in my car because the gun sticks to my skin and annoys me.
 

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Who's going to see it anyway ? Just cover it up when you get out.
 

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If Kansas is an open carry state then yes! if its not then I'ed say no! Minnesota it ok both ways..
 

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I found my answer but this might help others.
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"Open Car Carry Firearms may be openly carried in cars without any license except where localities have made open carry illegal; however, concealed handgun permits accepted by KS make the holder exempt from all local open carry bans. "
This is for Kansas.
 

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Excellent. Personally, I'm concealed 100% of the time, even though MN is good either way. Yes, it takes a bit more effort, trial, and (we hope not) error.
 

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"Open Car Carry Firearms may be openly carried in cars without any license except where localities have made open carry illegal; however, concealed handgun permits accepted by KS make the holder exempt from all local open carry bans. "
This is for Kansas.
Good to know; I sometimes go through Kansas. If you happen to come to Colorado, anyone legally owning a handgun may have it loaded in the vehicle while here, "and it shall not be considered concealed".
 

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In Texas, it must be concealed all the time. No open carry law...
 

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In Michigan you can open carry, but when you step in a car you are now "concealed" and must have a CPL.
 

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In Michigan, you must have a CPL. Open carry is legal, but as soon as you step foot into a vehicle, it's considered concealed.

If you don't have a CPL, you must put it in the trunk and separate it from the ammo. Many diehard OCers get a CPL only so they don't have to go through this hassle.
 

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In Michigan you can open carry, but when you step in a car you are now "concealed" and must have a CPL.
Beat me to it by mere seconds! :35:
 

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I like MO for the no permit reasons for OCing.

But the age of 23 to CC kind of sucks....
 

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Any state that prohibits unlicensed vehicle carry is not an "open carry" state by my definition.

I am hopeful that a good SCOTUS decision in McDonald v. Chicago will eventually put an end to this nonsense.

In Michigan...Open carry is legal, but as soon as you step foot into a vehicle, it's considered concealed.
It sounds like open carry on a bicycle or motorcycle would be legal, but not in a car.
 

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Purely a state and or local matter.

Ohio's an open carry state. If you have an Ohio CHL you can carry a gun in a holster on your body (including a pocket holster), open or concealed.

In fact, until recently open carry in vehicles was REQUIRED when carrying on body. That's been done away with.
 

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It sounds like open carry on a bicycle or motorcycle would be legal, but not in a car.
Hm, that I'm not sure about. I'll look into it.
 

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If you have a CCW permit and you're in FL, the gun can be on you, next to you, but it must not be visible from the outside. If it's not on my person, or I have a second firearm with me, it's either between the seat and console, on the seat, or under my leg. On the seat it may just have a hat over it...that's legal.:comeandgetsome:
 

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Any state that prohibits unlicensed vehicle carry is not an "open carry" state by my definition.

I am hopeful that a good SCOTUS decision in McDonald v. Chicago will eventually put an end to this nonsense.



It sounds like open carry on a bicycle or motorcycle would be legal, but not in a car.

Not in some places. In WA you became "concealed" when you "transport the firearm via vehicle" blah blah blah unless it was locked in the trunk or whatever, so it was inclusive to motorcycles...not sure about bicycles.
 
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