AdnanShahab wrote:The Firearms Owner Protection Act at 18 USC 926A preempts states from banning transportation of firearms from places that they are legal to places they are legalprovided they are unloaded and secured - see text for details. Arguably this includes intra state transport by the text of the statute while using the instrumentalities of interstate commerce, e.g., roads.Are there any sort of federal laws that would allow a person to legally unloaded open carry on an interstate highway, even if that highway were to come within 1,000 feet of a K-12 school? Such a law would make it far easier to get places while unloaded open carrying.
However see the reenacted federal school zone gun ban at 18USC 922(q) which is very similar to the Cal. ban - no loaded carry unless you hold a carry permit from that state - this is allegedly rarely enforced in most cases to avaoid a constitional challenge under both Lopez & Heller.