State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – West Virginia

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West Virginia: Must be in Plain View  From the West Virginia State Police FAQ Page:  Q. Is it lawful to carry weapons (e.g. rifles, shotguns, and pistols) in my vehicle when I travel in West Virginia? A. Individuals who possess a valid concealed carry permit may carry a concealed handgun in a motor vehicle for purpose of self-defense only. West Virginia …

State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – Washington

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Washington  It is illegal to carry a loaded firearm in any vehicle without a valid Permit/License. RCW 9.41.050 Carrying Firearms.  (1)(a) Except in the person’s place of abode or fixed place of business, a person shall not carry a pistol concealed on his or her person without a license to carry a concealed pistol. (b) Every licensee shall have his …

State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – Utah

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Utah  Utah Code  Title 76 Utah Criminal Code Chapter 10 Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Welfare, and Morals Section 505 Carrying loaded firearm in vehicle or on street. 76-10-505. Carrying Loaded Firearm in Vehicle or on Street. (1) Unless otherwise authorized by law, a person may not carry a loaded firearm: (a) in or on a vehicle, unless: (i) the …

State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – Texas

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Texas: Must be Concealed  From the Texas DPS FAQ Page:  Q. Can I carry a handgun without a license when driving or traveling in a Motor Vehicle?  A. Effective September 1, 2007 a person who can legally possess a firearm may possess or carry a handgun in motor vehicle (including a recreational vehicle with living quarters) and watercraft that is owned …

State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – Tennessee

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Tennessee Notice: Until 7/1/2014 It is illegal to carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle without a valid permit/licenses to carry. Beginning 7/1/2014 if you can legally possess a firearm then Section (e) below becomes law on that date and if you can legally own a firearm and in a privately owned vehicle you can carry without a permit/license. . …

State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – South Dakota

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South Dakota: Must be in plain view  § 22-14-9 Carrying Pistol or Revolver Without a Permit as Misdemeanor.  Any person, other than a law enforcement officer when acting as such, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he: (2) Carries a pistol or revolver, loaded or unloaded, concealed in any vehicle operated by him, without a permit as provided in …

State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – South Carolina

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South Carolina: Must inform Officer  Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry in loaded if contained in a closed Glove Box, Console or Trunk. Their law is very specific on the only locations where it can be carried. SECTION 16-23-10. Definitions. When used in this article:  (1) “Handgun” means any firearm designed to expel a projectile and designed to …

State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – Rhode Island

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Rhode Island  TITLE 11 Criminal Offenses  CHAPTER 11-47 Weapons  SECTION 11-47-8  § 11-47-8 License or Permit Required for Carrying Pistol – Possession of Machine Gun.  (a) No person shall, without a license or permit issued as provided in §§ 11-47-11, 11-47-12 and 11-47-18, carry a pistol or revolver in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about his or her …