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    Does anyone know the current lasw regarding carrying pistols and shotguns accross state lines (Ga and FL). I realize they cannot be loaded, but what else? How far does the ammo have to be away from the guns?

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    I asked a Police officer friend the same question a couple of weeks ago. His answer was that the ammo can not be accessible from where the firearm is. For example, do not put both in the trunk of the car.

    His suggestion was to leave the ammo in the car in my glove box and the firearm in the trunk.

    Having said that, he also made it very clear that if the cop wants to be a jerk, its not going to matter where they are.
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    If you have a Florida concealed weapons permit then you should have no problems in Georgia since they reciprocate the permit. So you may carry a concealed loaded pistol like you normally would in Florida.

    http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/new...led_carry.html
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    the usual rule of thumb is : is it loaded and is it accessible (under the seat, inside the glove box,center console)..I know most dont carry a loaded shotgun in a vehicle..

    If the clip is out of the gun (assuming its a handgun) and isnt readily accessible to the driver, you should be fine..Note: not all states recognize a CCW permit from another state, a friend of mine who is an FBI agent got detained at a Las Vegas casino for carrying his weapon on property,by the house security dept
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirm88 View Post
    If you have a Florida concealed weapons permit then you should have no problems in Georgia since they reciprocate the permit. So you may carry a concealed loaded pistol like you normally would in Florida.

    http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/new...led_carry.html
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    I have never had an issue and I don't think I have ever been to GA without a gun. Check the state of GA site, I think their laws are similar to ours. Here they can be carried even loaded as long as they are carried according to the law. A loaded gun in the glove compartment or center console is legal in Florida regardless of having a CWP or not
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    While not related directly to your question, Federal law gives everyone the right to transport a weapon from one state where the person legally may possess that weapon to another state where that person may legally possess the weapon even if that entails going through states where such possession is illegal. In this case, the weapon must be secured, unloaded, in the trunk or locked box. Thus I could transport my pistols from Pennsylvania to Georgia despite the fact that I would have to travel through New Jersey and Delaware where it is illegal for me to possess or carry a pistol based on the fact that I have a PA CC permit which is accepted by the state of Georgia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman0046 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    While not related directly to your question, Federal law gives everyone the right to transport a weapon from one state where the person legally may possess that weapon to another state where that person may legally possess the weapon even if that entails going through states where such possession is illegal. In this case, the weapon must be secured, unloaded, in the trunk or locked box. Thus I could transport my pistols from Pennsylvania to Georgia despite the fact that I would have to travel through New Jersey and Delaware where it is illegal for me to possess or carry a pistol based on the fact that I have a PA CC permit which is accepted by the state of Georgia.
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    In Florida you can carry a gun in a car loaded, but it must take two moves to use it. I was stopped by a Trooper, he asked me if I had a gun. I said yes it's in a box I had on the front seat. I told him it's loaded, he said "Ok". He took the gun out of the box and kept it until our business was concluded, then he put it back in the box.

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