13A-11-73 says that it's illegal to carry a pistol in a vehicle without a permit. Does anybody know where the definition of a vehicle is in the code? I simply can't find it. I've been wondering if a bicycle would be considered a vehicle, or an unpowered boat (like a canoe or kayak). I'm guessing it means motorized vehicles, or maybe just vehicles that need to be registered,but I dunno.


Checked again using lexisnexis. Seems that vehicle is defined in: 32-1-1.1.

(81)Vehicle. Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or electric personal assistive mobility devices; provided, that for the purposes of this title, a bicycle or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle, except those provisions of this title, which by their very nature can have no application.

So, it seems that under Title 32 a bicycle is a vehicle, but not under other titles.... This brings up another question though. Since a 'Vehicle' is something 'transported or drawn upon a highway', does that mean people without pistol permits can carry pistols on motorized boats, or even ATVs (They aren't designed for highway use, and even say "not for use on highway" on them)