Carry a gun in your RV or plan to? Watch this!

10

RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury explains how a law-abiding citizen of one state may risk getting in trouble by carrying a gun in another state, where laws differ. A survey by RVtravel.com revealed that 40 percent of RVers carry a weapon all or most of the time.

RVers or others who travel with a firearm outside their own state should know the laws. A routine traffic stop for a speeding violation could turn into a nightmare journey through the criminal justice system if the traveler isn’t aware of the proper way to carry or transport his firearms in a vehicle. Attorney J. Scott Kappas uses case law and statutory authority to render plain English advice as to how a traveler should carry firearms while visiting the many states of our great nation.

Kappas’ book, Travelers Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States, is not simply a restatement of the statutes. It is an easily readable narrative designed to unlock the complexities of state firearm laws. The annual guide is indispensable for staying on the road and out of jail. The 2019 edition of the book is available at Amazon.com.

BE SURE TO SIGN UP for our free, weekly RV Travel Newsletter, founded in 2001 with more than 60,000 weekly readers. Great info. No spam.

Follow RV Travel on Facebook.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Dick Hime

Another great resource for law information is Handgunlaw.us.

Tom Fitch

Does anybody here know the law for crossing the border into Canada (with a firearm)? Thank you!

RV Staff

Hi, Tom. Here’s a link to a YouTube video we did awhile ago with Ron Jones, an expert on traveling through Canada. It’s titled “Carry a gun in your RV? How to stay legal when entering Canada or Mexico.” https://youtu.be/uATUKUH0iYo Also, the “2019 Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the 50 States” includes Canada and Mexico. Here’s a link on Amazon.com. https://amzn.to/2RVBZgr Thanks for asking! —Diane at RVtravel.com

Tom Fitch

Thank you, Diane!

RV Staff

You’re very welcome, Tom! Have a great day. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

bruce

A shot gun with Canadian apolication filled out $ 20.00 ck in at the border no handguns allowed gun must be in locked case trigger lock optional or lock cable through breach. rifle paper work same as shot gun sometimes a hunting permit / license is required application is available on line Canada police or border patrol web site

Jay C Borstein

No guns are allowed in Canada or Mexico!
Only the criminals have them.

Jeff Arthur

The 50 state bible is very interesting but somewhat confusing and even seems to contradict itself at times.

badwolfe

Great advice as always. Yes, the laws are a mess from State to State! We, as the citizen that chooses to carry a firearm, must keep informed and aware when certain laws change. I actually have 5 different States Conceal Carry permits. As an example, Oregon stands alone, so I need one for Oregon. Pennsylvania requires one. Utah does not support Arizona, so when we travel there, we need one for each. Through the years, they actually change, so you need to understand the specific rules in each of the States to carry as well. On a more positive note:… Read more »

Jeff

You are correct Chuck and I have the So Called Bible for State Firearm Laws. Most of the states I travel in all have reciprocity laws that allow me to carry in almost all states. The BIG Stickler states are (As you would expect) California, Illinois, and most of the East Coast States, like New York, Maryland, and Massachusetts. It is very important to know before you GO! Also, I think your Firearms Poll is a little bit off, because many RVers won’t disclose that information in a Poll! I’m willing to BET there are many more than your Poll… Read more »