novaccw wrote:1. Why would you not take the Beltway? What would be the purpose of driving through downtown DC? (NOTE: If you take the Wilson Bridge you will go through DC for about 150 feet).2. Why ask a LEO such a question? Many do not know the law and even those that do will tell you want they would like to be the law not what it is.3. NRA probably can't understand your actions either.I used to travel from VA to a firing range in MD. I asked a DC cop once if I could drive through DC with an unloaded gun in my trunk. He said, "No handguns are allowed in D.C. period."
I thought that the Peaceable Journey Law allows me to travel through D.C. with a gun as long as I don't stop. I called the NRA and they said, "Take the Beltway." This made me mad, because DC is ignoring a Federal Law. The language of the Peaceable Journey Law states:
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.
What part of this do I not understand? Why is the NRA not taking DC to task on this?