Jumping the Gun

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Jumping the Gun By: Josh Strong In recent days, Everytown for Gun Safety released a map of the United States. It has been floating around the social media sites, which claims to show 74 school shootings since the tragedy of Sandy Hook. This number not only is meant to keep us aware of issues surrounding school shootings, but keeps the …

State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – Wyoming

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Wyoming  Non Residents of Wyoming must have a Valid Permit License to Carry that Wyoming honors to carry a concealed handgun in a vehicle. Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry a loaded handgun anywhere inside a vehicle as long as it is not concealed on your person and is visible. Wyoming law only covers the concealed carry …

State Laws: Carrying Firearms in your Car – Wisconsin

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Wisconsin  167.31  (2) Prohibitions; motorboats and vehicles; highways and roadways. (a) Except as provided in sub. (4), no person may place, possess, or transport a firearm, bow, or crossbow in or on a motorboat with the motor running, unless one of the following applies: 1. The firearm is unloaded or is a handgun. 2. The bow does not have an …

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 …