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    OC on a motorcycle?

    good afternoon gents (and ladies), new guy here and sorry if this question has been ran over before (I searched the topic and couldnt find it)...but to my understanding is that if youre in a vehichle your weapon has to be locked up, correct? If so, is this also applicable to motorcycles? Reason why Im asking is that my primary vic is a streetbike...Ive been riding with it locked up and secured in the tail section of my subframe (underneath the passenger seat) but it occured to me that if I go down, the plastic is going to go into a million pieces and my weapon is now somewhere across the freeway along with the rest of me. I am much more capable of retaining it if I could have it holstered on my person while riding (blackhawk serpa II...not going anywhere) but am not sure if this is legal, anyone got anything for this? Thanks again

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    Welcome to OCDO. What state are you from? Gun laws vary widely from state to state.
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    Thank you the welcoming is appreciated. Im from California, specifically Los Angeles County.

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    Hmm...I don't understand California gun laws at all literally or figuratively. Way too many regulations...used to live in San Diego, now in VA. You should re-post in the California forum.

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/fo...?88-California
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    roger that, thank you.

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    I doubt the trunk will 'fly open'. It could but would be rare. Been on alot of MC wrecks and never seen a saddle bag rip open.

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    Harley trip

    Im planning on making a trip on my Harley from Montana, thru Idaho and Utah wearing a drop-leg Serpa holster. It is totally open and visible.
    These 3 states are all fully open carry.
    However, are there any special requirements for Motorcycles that anyone knows about ?

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    In Ohio, open carry is not permitted in a motor vehicle unless you have a Concealed Handgun License. Motorcycles and boats are motor vehicles. Even though you may be "on" the vehicle rather than "in" it, you can not open carry without a CHL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRECKONER View Post
    Im planning on making a trip on my Harley from Montana, thru Idaho and Utah wearing a drop-leg Serpa holster. It is totally open and visible.
    These 3 states are all fully open carry.
    However, are there any special requirements for Motorcycles that anyone knows about ?
    IN UTAH you are prohibited from having a firearm in a vehicle (Motorcycle is a vehicle) but there are some exemptions...

    First you must be 18 years or older then YOU must be in legal possession (you own it or have permission of the owner to have the vehicle) OR as a passenger permission of the person in control of the vehicle. As long as you meet these exemptions the you can carry, wear, conceal, dangle, hang from a string a firearm that is unloaded, loaded, painted pink or orange or whatever BUT....

    Don't step out of the vehicle or OFF the motorcycle with a loaded (Utah defines unloaded as no round in firing position and it must take more that one action to cause the weapon to fire) and/or concealed firearm. It is against Utah law to have a loaded firearm on a public road. Permit holders are exempt (Utah recognizes ALL permits issued by any state or county).

    Utah recently changed it's GFSZ law to basically on the property or inside the buildings for K-12 AND includes colleges/universities. Federal 1000 foot from the property line GFSZ still applies UNLESS you have a permit ISSUED you by UTAH.

    Only prohibited places in Utah besides the standard Federal No carry zones would be inside a private residence where you have been told by the occupant that weapons are not permitted or there is a sign, LDS church meeting houses (infraction only), courthouses, in secure portions of jails/prisons/mental or psychiatric facilities, secure portions of airports ( before TSA sections are good to go). OK to carry in State and federal forests/parks/monuments but NOT inside the buildings of Federal parks, rangers offices, and POST OFFICES (outside property is prohibited also). Generally "No weapons/gun" signs on carry no legal weight except for those specific areas above, but IF you are asked to leave a business, hospital,shopping mall, store and refuse you may be charged with Trespass.


    And IANAL, the preceding is not legal advise but rather my opinion ONLY.

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