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    Carrying on motorcycle

    I am going on a trip on my Harley next week around utah would like to carry my 45 but don't have a CCP yet. I am aware of the Utah law on car carry. Does that law apply on a motorcycle? If not may I carry Utah "unloaded" in my backpack lawfully. I would not like to open carry on my motorcycle. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahGunOwner View Post
    I am going on a trip on my Harley next week around utah would like to carry my 45 but don't have a CCP yet. I am aware of the Utah law on car carry. Does that law apply on a motorcycle? If not may I carry Utah "unloaded" in my backpack lawfully. I would not like to open carry on my motorcycle. Thanks
    Just a guess on my part, but I ride a motorcycle and carry every day. Absent one, you would have to carry "Utah unloaded", vbut... since you would not like to OC on your bike, I'm afraid you may have a concealed weapon if you place it in a backpack. I would suggest you call the issuing authority, Utah BCI @ 801-965-4445 to determine how you could legally carry your pistol while actually operating your bike. The firearms laws are also online, or you could inquire at Utahopencarry.com. Good luck. Pax...
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    The prohibition on carrying a concealed firearm (UCA 76-10-504) does not apply: "...in or on ... a vehicle in the person's lawful possession..."

    The prohibition on carrying a loaded firearm (UCA 76-10-505) does not apply: "...in or on a vehicle..." in a person's lawful possession.
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    The problem you would have is exiting the motorcycle with a concealed firearm.

    It's legal to carry loaded on the motorcycle but when you step off your in violation unless you leave it on the bike

    You could carry it Utah unloaded then open carry when you exit the bike.

    I would recommend you get a Utah permit then you won't have the legalities of trying to load and unload a firearm each time you exit the bike with the firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah_Patriot View Post
    I would recommend you get a Utah permit then you won't have the legalities of trying to load and unload a firearm each time you exit the bike with the firearm.
    I second that recommendation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah_Patriot
    get a Utah permit then you won't have the legalities of trying to load and unload a firearm each time you exit the bike with the firearm.
    Or the danger.
    The less you handle it, the safer everyone is.
    But that won't help you for your trip next week.

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    Thank you for the feed back. I am 20 years old so I can't get CCP or another 4 months.

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    Then I would recommend unloaded open carry just stay away from the schools and obvious places you can't carry

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