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    Question about long gun transport

    I know this site is directed more towards handguns and the carry of handguns; however, I have been trying to find a law that prohibits the transport of a loaded long gun (not concealed) in a vehicle. I have searched through the DOJ's material and tried my google skills to find the law, but I have been unable to find it. I was wondering if I am making this up, or is there a law that prohibits the transport of a loaded long gun in NC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen92 View Post
    I know this site is directed more towards handguns and the carry of handguns; however, I have been trying to find a law that prohibits the transport of a loaded long gun (not concealed) in a vehicle. I have searched through the DOJ's material and tried my google skills to find the law, but I have been unable to find it. I was wondering if I am making this up, or is there a law that prohibits the transport of a loaded long gun in NC?

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    While IANAL, I am unaware of any NC law that distinguishes between loaded and unloaded in NC. As long as it is not concealed and you are legally able to own/posses the weapon, you should be good to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina guy View Post
    While IANAL, I am unaware of any NC law that distinguishes between loaded and unloaded in NC. As long as it is not concealed and you are legally able to own/posses the weapon, you should be good to go!
    Thanks. I knew this applied to hand guns, but I could have sworn there was some law about keeping ammo separated from long guns. I'll keep looking, but it is good to know that I might be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen92 View Post
    Thanks. I knew this applied to hand guns, but I could have sworn there was some law about keeping ammo separated from long guns. I'll keep looking, but it is good to know that I might be wrong.
    You may be thinking of the Firearms Owners Protection Act (1986) which is also known as 18 USC 926A; this pertains to interstate transport of firearms, under which the gun must be unloaded and inaccessible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bc.cruiser View Post
    You may be thinking of the Firearms Owners Protection Act (1986) which is also known as 18 USC 926A; this pertains to interstate transport of firearms, under which the gun must be unloaded and inaccessible.
    To clarify, this is only if you are seeking the protection of that act. Much interstate travel does not require the protection of this act.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bc.cruiser View Post
    You may be thinking of the Firearms Owners Protection Act (1986) which is also known as 18 USC 926A; this pertains to interstate transport of firearms, under which the gun must be unloaded and inaccessible.
    That's it. Thanks. It's good to know I can have my long guns loaded as long as they aren't concealed. I've been unloading them every time I transport within NC borders.

    Thanks again guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen92 View Post
    I know this site is directed more towards handguns and the carry of handguns; however, I have been trying to find a law that prohibits the transport of a loaded long gun (not concealed) in a vehicle. I have searched through the DOJ's material and tried my google skills to find the law, but I have been unable to find it. I was wondering if I am making this up, or is there a law that prohibits the transport of a loaded long gun in NC?

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    OP please be aware the NC AGs position paper (covers xportation of firearms in vehicles) normally on the DOJ website and other ancillary sites has been temporarily taken down from the internet (according to DOJ briefing held the 5th) to allow changes to be made for the upcoming statute changes which is why you couldn't find any type of info from DOJ's or NC sheriff's websites.

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    This is the best that I can find. According to wikipedia you can oc a handgun but you can not oc a long gun. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_North_Carolina
    Also you may want to think about this. If an LEO or WRO stops you and sees the loaded long gun they can say that you are useing it for illegal hunting.

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    Last edited by kunclebuc; 09-20-2013 at 02:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunclebuc View Post
    This is the best that I can find. According to wikipedia you can oc a handgun but you can not oc a long gun. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_North_Carolina
    Also you may want to think about this. If an LEO or WRO stops you and sees the loaded long gun they can say that you are useing it for illegal hunting.

    Kevin

    Do you have a cite for this, other than Wikipedia? Wiki has been updated to remove the incorrect listing of "No" for long gun carry. IFAIK, NC has no restrictions on long gun carry, and the original wiki entry had no references to law or court cites that would restrict long gun OC.

    Note: And just to keep it within rules, long gun OC is technically OT for OCDO.
    Last edited by carolina guy; 09-20-2013 at 11:24 AM.
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