The relevant part of 9.41.050 that reads:
"(2)(a) A person shall not carry or place a loaded pistol in any vehicle unless the person has a license to carry a concealed pistol and:
(i) The pistol is on the licensee's person,
(ii) the licensee is within the vehicle at all times that the pistol is there, or
(iii) the licensee is away from the vehicle and the pistol is locked within the vehicle and concealed from view from outside the vehicle."
Now lets break it down:
The "opening" parts says you can't "carry" (ie have it on you) or "place" (ie put it in) a vehicle unless you have a CPL. This is the "primary" requirement.
It then says in ADDITION to that requirement (use of the word "and") ONE of the following things must also be true:
It is on you,
You are in the vehicle, or
You are away from the vehicle and it is locked and out of sight.
The "or" at the end of ii is what tells us only one of these 3 items needs to be in play. In a comma separated list, an "or" or an "and" before the last item is applied to all
items in that list.
"This, this, or this" means one of the things
"This, this, and this" means all of the things.
Even if you toss the meaning of the grammatical structure, and look at it logically only one CAN be in play.
If you have your gun physically on you (i), how can the the gun be in the car if you are not? If you are not in the car, then iii would apply. So clearly ii must
be what allows
off body carry while in the car (or other vehicle) since ii can ONLY happen in the absence
of i and iii.
i is VERY clear about being on your "person" if absolute physical possession was a requirement there would be no need for ii.