My main concern was South Dakota
§ 22-14-9 Carrying pistol or revolver without a permit as misdemeanor.
Any person, other than a law enforcement officer when acting as such, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if
(2) Carries a pistol or revolver, loaded or unloaded
in any vehicle operated by him, without a
permit as provided in chapter § 23-7.
The Attorney General gave an Unofficial Opinion on Car Carry on September 17, 2004. The Attorney
General Stated that South Dakota Law allowed anyone to carry a loaded Firearm inside a vehicle without a
permit as long as the firearm was visible. You can read the Attorney Generals Opinion at:
I will be driving a cargo van. So for the few states it says it needs to be Visible how do I go about that? The only room really available is on the dashboard.
Is it ok if its between the seats on the ground but not covered by anything?
I will be traveling thru the following states in order.
I was generally planning on having it in the Glove box for most of the trip.
Then putting it in the safe when I get to Vegas.
I do have my WA CPL.
Should I just bolt my Serpa into the dash? What states would I need to unload? And hide it? I Know I will have it locked up thru Cali and Oregon.