I was also wondering too.Â* To be totally safe I just planed on saying I was going out to my parents house to shoot ,which I do often,Â* because I live in an apartment. That way there is no question.
While I'm sure open carry should be a legal reason to carry your pistol, I wouldn't want to be arrested and have to go to court to fight it.Â* I've had local city cops once threaten to taser, shoot, and charge me with non existing felonies for exercising my right to open carry while they were detaining me without any suspicion of a crime being committed other than it was unusual for someone to see a person with a pistol on their side, and then they proceeded to belittled me when I told them it was legal and said I
should know the law better.Â* This was while I was polite and complied 100% with their commands.Â* At least about 10 minutes after I was in cuffs they finally got a hold of thier supervisor who told them it was legal.Â* They stoped belittling me, but still threatened to charge me with felonies that didn't exist if I walked 1000 feet within a park or school, or I think he even mentioned a graveyard that I was near.
I'm sure they would arrest you even if they knew the charges wouldn't stick to discourage you from carrying your pistol if they were so inclined.Â* I got that impression from those who stopped me, but was assured that would not be the case by the chief.Â*
I complained and got it taken care of and they said it was a misunderstanding and wouldn't happen again, but I never take any chances.Â* I don't feel like going through the hassle of being arrested and then having to fight it.Â*Â* I have better things to do with my time other than being falsely arrested.
But I wasÂ* wondering, does having a loading clip outside of the pistol while they are locked in your trunk count as a loaded or unloaded pistol?Â* Or do you have to load your pistol when you get to your destination if you are going to open carry?