Can you carry firearm in your glovebox without a CCL?

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  1. lewi1913

    lewi1913 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Just wondering if this is legal, whether its locked glove box or unlocked. I live in MD, and would like to have one with me. If its not legal, what are the repercussions? Thanks in advance.

     
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    fyrfytrcwd XDTalk 100 Member

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    Laws are different in each state. Here in Florida, it is legal to keep a firearm in a glove box without a permit. I have a permit and keep a backup in the center console, and another in my locked briefcase at work.
     
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    IN MD you're pretty much done for IIRC, whether or not your going to be facing felony or misdemeanor charges I don't know.

    Check your State Attorney Generals Website and Sate Police Websites.

    Never take anyone's word on legalities unless they provide a link to the actual laws.
     
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    I believe in Ohio your unloaded weapon must be in a location that requires you to exit the car to get to it.
     
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    In indiana it must be unloaded and anny ammo must be in a seperate compartment of the vehicle that can't be accessed from the passenger compartment.(Ex. gun in passenger compartment ammo in trunk, truck bed etc.) otherwise CCW required. Had it explained the hard way!:sad:
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    Sounds like Indiana & Ohio are the same for those carrying without the permit.
     
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    In the trunk. Keeps people from impulsively shooting someone during a fit of road rage. If its in the trunk than your less likely to pursue it.
     
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    in idaho you can as along as the gun isnt loaded
    we dont have a law that says the mag has to be in a serperate spot it just cant be in the gun.
    but i bet a cop would still give you hell
     
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    Obviously, the law's different in every state. In MD, you're facing some of the nation's worst gun laws, in a state run by a bunch of pusillanimous pansy DemocRATs.

    In many of the Southern states, you can carry a loaded handgun in your glove box, console, or in plain view, without a permit.
     
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    NC Dave XDTalk 1K Member

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    From the NRA website - Maryland Laws:

    http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/MDSL.pdf
     
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    I miss FLA for that. I carried a loaded pistol in my glovebox from 19-21 until I was old enough to get a permit. Never had an issue.

    I don't like the fact in IN you can't do that w/o a permit.. on the up side you can get a carry permit at 18 here instead of 21 so that helps quite a bit.

    Everywhere is different and MD sucks for gun laws.
     
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    One of the quirks in the GA law that needs to be fixed is that 18-20 -yr-olds, inclusively, can't carry a loaded firearm anywhere in the passenger compartment of their vehicles, even though a permit isn't required for such carry.
     
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    in texas i sure can, or carry it anywhere as long as its covered up, and as long as im onot concealing it on my self. eg. pocket, jacket, etc
     
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    For PA, to the best of my knowledge, no loaded handguns in the car unless you have a CCW permit. There's an exception if the owner of the car has a permit and you are just driving the car, but you might have to be a relative -- whatever. Just get the CCW and you'll avoid a lot of issues.
     
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    close but not quite. you must exit the vehicle to access both, so you can keep the gun with you and the ammo in the trunk or the other way around, but preferably keep the gun in the trunk.

     

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