Can you post a link to the law noted?
Thread: Professional transport carry.
My grandfather delivers travel trailers for a living and in doing do is bound by federal law that states professional drivers can't have guns in their vehicles.
My question is: Is there a permit he can apply for that world allow him to carry. Even if only in the US. Obviously Canadian trips hed still be stuck.
Can you post a link to the law noted?
And what defines a "professional driver" for this law?
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Unfortunately no. I'm going off what his employer told him. After a quick search I found this:
"Title 18 Setcion 926(a). The peacable journey law.
TITLE 18--CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Sec. 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms
Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or
regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person
who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting,
shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a
firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully
possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully
possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the
firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being
transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the
passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in
the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver's
compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked
container other than the glove compartment or console."
I am not a lawyer and can't make heads or tales of this but several other sites have noted it and interpreted it in different ways. I am looking for someone to help me decipher this. To me it seems to read that if you are normally able to transport a weapon then it is legal as long as a state law doesn't prohibit it. What's bothering me is the encased unloaded part. What use is an encased unloaded weapon?!?
Last edited by Sorcice; 09-15-2012 at 05:35 AM.
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Having said that, several states still bar carriage of guns on or abot your person even if you have every concealed carry permit possible for you to apply for - in those states, the truck driver may possess a firearm on a journey through a state per terms of 18 USC 926A but it gets tricky if the driver is mainly there on intra-state business - it's not clear if the shield of 18 USC 926A would work.
Additionally, some employers may bar gun carry as a matter of work rules.
The myth of this non-existent law is perpetuated by instructors at truck driving schools. There is no federal law prohibiting "professional" drivers from carrying what "non-professional" drivers can.
A caveat to this is if your grandfather drives a company owned truck. In many(all?) states an employer can prohibit weapons in it's own vehicles operated by their employees.
It's a personal truck. They just slap large magnetic logos on the side.
Thanks a ton everyone!
There is no federal law that states he cannot carry, there is a federal law that states he can transport from a point he can carry to another point where he can carry, through states where he cannot...but he need to know the rules.
He also needs to know the rules of each state he will tansport through...www.hangunlaw.us is probably the best place to get information on the laws of the individual states/
I'm a truck driver. It is mind numbing trying to figure out the rules for every state.
I gave up on it when I realized that in some states, my brother which team drives with me has a felony.
In some states he can be charged with a felony in possession of a firearm even if it is on me and I claim it. This is insane. I have to give up my right to protect myself and my brother, so he is protected from the law. To top it off my company has been hijacked around a dozen times.
Wow sorry to hear that Matt. That's pretty ******. Thanks again for the info guys!
I was a independent truck driver for a while, and I always had a handgun with me. Many trucking companies do not allow firearms, ports and military bases do not allow firearms. Some warehouses and mills or factories do not allow firearms. The thing to remember is if they ask to search say no, then leave. The only place that actually searched our trucks was the military base. If you are going on federal property you should find some place to store your gun temporarily. Or check with the MPs to see if you can leave the gun with them in a locked case. Make sure to get a receipt. Some truck stops have lockers, I have put mine in a locker until I was done delivering to a base.
Originally Posted by Primus
Here is a conversation from another thread.
No federal law prohibits carrying of a firearm as a professional driver....no difference between 4 & 18 wheel driver. States...different story....the thread above has a good convo on it.
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