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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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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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I didn't think you could stop in DC with a handgun anywhere in your vehicle.
 

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Thanks. Gun will be left in VA.
 

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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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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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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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