I realize this doesn't pertain to your particular situation, but in Texas, a fairly gun-friendly state, the travel laws are worded poorly. In your case it probably wouldn't be a problem, but if you are carrying a gun around in your car without a CHL, it's recommended to have the gun and ammo separate. That is unless you can show you are in fact going on a long trip.
The point I want to make is it varies so much by state, you have to look at each one individually, and you have to consider that you don't have a CCW so ignore anything you read that pertains to that. Texas doesn't allow open carry at all for instance. In some states you may need to have it plainly visible, some states might not care, and some states may require that the gun and ammo be stored separate and not within reach of the driver, etc.
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