Sometimes carry a Mossberg ATP-8 12ga. Since we can't carry loaded here in Washington, all ammo is in Sidesaddle (6 rounds). Can have at least 2 ready to go in the time it takes to get out of the vehicle.
Like amlevin said, can't carry it loaded in WA. I did keep a 10-22 behind the pickup seat for a while with a couple loaded mags in the front, but I park in some bad areas and didn't want to give it to some vehicle prowler.
In MA, can't even have an unloaded long gun "on a public way" without having it cased! Hi-cap long guns must be unloaded and in a locked case/trunk while transported. Lo-cap long guns must be unloaded in a vehicle (very old anti-jacking law, I am told).
I wish I could have it loaded in my vehicle. But I don't carry a long gun in my truck.
I am thinking of getting one of those SUV caddy things for my Blazer like in Cabelas and such. Lockable sotrage. Like to get a Ruger carbine or Kel Tec SU16 or M1 carbine or something. OK, actually a SOCOM 16 would be nice but can't afford it.
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