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    Quick FOPA question

    Hey all,

    I am traveling to PA tomorrow. I plan on OCing while there. Unfortunately to get there I have to pass through MD. I am asking this question on the Virginia forum because everyone knows the Virginia folks are the most educated individuals on the forum. So here it is:

    I will place my FNP-40 and magazines in the factory case all unloaded. I will place the ammunition in a Ziploc bag in the same case. I then will place a lock on the case and and put the case in the trunk. I plan to carry while in VA, secure before entering MD, and then carry once in PA. Am I good to go?

    Thanks for any responses.
    Last edited by thebigsd; 09-07-2011 at 07:30 AM.
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    you are GTG. MD sucks but we're trying to change things.


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    Here's the code section:

    Sec. 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms

    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or
    regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person
    who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting,
    shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a
    firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully
    possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully
    possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the
    firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being
    transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the
    passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in
    the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver's
    compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked
    container other than the glove compartment or console.
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    Before anyone tells you that loaded mags are illegal, they are not. attached AG ruling.

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    Thanks for the answers. Made it safely through MD without having to stop. Back in the freedom of PA!
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    Assuming you have a VA permit? or a permit from some state?

    reason being there is no OC in a vehicle in PA. Vehicle transport/carry requires a permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjam2jab View Post
    Assuming you have a VA permit? or a permit from some state?

    reason being there is no OC in a vehicle in PA. Vehicle transport/carry requires a permit.
    Sorry, I should have put that information in the OP. Yes, I do have a valid CHP.
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