To all... I've seen plenty of requests from people in these forums for information regarding this subject. Being in the military and having transport my own weapons when I transfer, I need to have this law with me in my glove box.
This may be your only recourse should you be stopped and your vehicle searched in a not so firearms friendly state.
Any LEO that would like to weigh in on this, please do!
From the U.S. Code Online via GPO Access
[Laws in effect as of January 20, 2004]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
January 20, 2004 and December 23, 2004]
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.
(Added Pub. L. 99-360, Sec. 1(a), July 8, 1986, 100 Stat. 766.)
A prior section 926A, added Pub. L. 99-308, Sec. 107(a), May 19,
1986, 100 Stat. 460, provided that any person not prohibited by this
chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm be entitled
to transport an unloaded, not readily accessible firearm in interstate
commerce notwithstanding any provision of any legislation enacted, or
rule or regulation prescribed by any State or political subdivision
thereof, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99-360, Sec. 1(a).
Section effective on date on which Firearms Owners' Protection Act,
Pub. L. 99-308, became effective, see section 2 of Pub. L. 99-360, set
out as an Effective Date of 1986 Amendments note under section 921 of