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    TITLE 18 PART I CHAPTER 44

    § 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.
    Does the phrase possess and carry mean someone who does not have a carry permit is totally out of luck?

    It sure seems like it.

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    Try this link from Gun Laws. I could not get the text to format right so I will just paste the link.

    http://www.gunlaw.com/intrsta.htm

    926A was part of the 1986 (so called) Firearms Protection Act aka McClure Volkmer Act of 1986. It sorta amended the GCA of 68. It got rid of ammo record keeping and created safe passage for us to travel thru the states with our firearms. With exceptions of course. (See link.)
    To answer your question, I don't think carry permits make a difference except in "gun free school zones" where you would be legal if the Feds were to set up roadblocks. Where isn't there a school somewhere!?

    The MV Act did one bad thing and that was at the last minute a gun bigot from New Jersey, where else?, stuck in an amendment prohibiting the new manufacturer of full auto weapons after May, 19, 1886.
    So the manufacturers worked like busy little beavers and increased production and national Registry numbers from an estimated 90K to 190K. All in a month, tee, hee.


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    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
    Read it again.

    It uses the phrase possess and carry.

    If one cannot legally both possess and carry at both ends of the trip, might it be construed that this would not apply?

    Say one does not have a permit to carry in ones homes state, but can possess in ones homes state. It would not seem to cover such an individual.

    Just wondering how this has been construed.

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