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    I will be driving to Omaha Nebraska for business and then going to drive to Vegas for Pleasure.

    Looking up the law's it seems pointless to me to take it with me as I wont be able to have it with me most of the time.

    I was thinking of taking it with me and having it for the few states I can actually carry it loaded in the car and then have it locked in the car the rest of the time.

    Am I better off just leaving it at home rather then risk taking it with me?

    Some of the states make it sound to me like I cant even have my gun locked and unloaded in my car.

    I would like some opinions on what I should do.



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    I am getting ready to take a raod trip from WA to Las vegas, San Diego and back up through OR. I may not be able to carry my gun at all times, but it will be close by and even closer at night when I am in the hotels.

    I vote that you take it with you. It is much better in the hotel room than the phone.



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    Good point. But I am most concerned with how I can transport it.

    Should I be ok if I just lock it up and have it in my factory Glock box somewhere out of reach/sight?

    Oh I also wont be at any hotels until Vegas. We are driving non stop.
    And I know in Vegas I will be drunk most of the time especially since drinks are free when gambling. So unless I am sober I know I will not keep my gun around me. And I don't think I will be sober...

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    Glocked and Loaded wrote:
    Good point. But I am most concerned with how I can transport it.

    Should I be ok if I just lock it up and have it in my factory Glock box somewhere out of reach/sight?

    Oh I also wont be at any hotels until Vegas. We are driving non stop.
    And I know in Vegas I will be drunk most of the time especially since drinks are free when gambling. So unless I am sober I know I will not keep my gun around me. And I don't think I will be sober...
    You can buy a small "safe" a sheet metal box with a cable tie that locks with a key. I have one under the seat of my truck. I would not travel interstate without a pistol as protection. I have had to draw in a remote area on what I will term "hiway robbers"
    ETA for the po-po would have been 1/2 hour or more, if there were cell service, which there was not.

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    Take a look at this handgun storage case. You can find them just about anywhere for under $30.
    You can also mount them just about anywhere. I'm working on a rail kit for mine like you find on computer servers for easy access.





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    M1Gunr wrote:
    Take a look at this handgun storage case. You can find them just about anywhere for under $30.
    You can also mount them just about anywhere. I'm working on a rail kit for mine like you find on computer servers for easy access.



    I got one installed in my truck they work great.

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    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
    he:
    (2) Carries a pistol or revolver, loaded or unloaded, concealed 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:
    http://www.sdsos.gov/adminservices/adminpdfs/scan.pdf


    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.
    Idaho
    Montana
    Wyoming
    South Dakota
    Iowa
    Nebraska
    Colorado
    Utah
    Nevada
    California
    Oregon

    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.

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    Your WA CPL is valid in SD.
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    j2l3 wrote:
    Your WA CPL is valid in SD.
    I didn't catch that one.
    Thank you.


    How do I go about carrying thru Iowa?

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    I put mine away when I was there a couple of months ago. Their laws were confusing and I wasn't there more than a few hours.
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    You should be OK in Oregon too, depending on what cities you go through.

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    East of the Cascades shouldn't give you any grief at all....
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