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  • Coolest 50 State Legal Long Gun for travel?

     ashley308 updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 12 Posts
  • ashley308

    Member
    May 16, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Calling all my ban state peeps,

    My little brother is moving to Virginia and there’s a lot of anti-gun bullshittery that goes on in the surrounding states in the area (Maryland, DC and NJ in particular). I’ll inevitably want to visit some of those states at some point on a visit while I’m down there.

    What’s a competent long gun I could keep in my truck there and for the thought exercise anywhere in the US that you’d never need to worry about getting pulled over with?

    From what I can tell, the best answer is a Monte Carlo stocked Ruger PC9 with a tri-lug adapter pinned and welded to the end of the barrel and a quality weapon light.

    It would remain featureless that way (no threads, flash hider or compensator) but I could still use my suppressor with it in free states and 9mm shouldn’t have too much blast unsuppressed anyway if I had to use it.

    Is there any reason it would be illegal to possess it in those states, (do even visitors need to register for example?), or maybe in New York/California if I were to visit there?

    And yes I know, we should just all just open carry full autos as the founders intended wherever we go but let’s say I’m wanting to be a little more discreet and don’t care to get thrown in prison just yet.

  • irishwhip704

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    A lever gun in 357 mag lol

  • KouLeifoh625

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Speaking as someone from Philly who has to go into NJ constantly, you don’t want to bring a gun there lol. You will get your PP big time smacked.

  • Agammamon

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I’m pretty sure there’s no actual 50 state legal rifle/shotgun.

    At least some of those states will require permitting.

  • Black_Benis

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    If you’re balls are big enough you can travel with any rifle.

  • whetherman013

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    >(Maryland, DC and NJ in particular)

    >What’s a competent long gun I could keep in my truck there and for the thought exercise anywhere in the US that you’d never need to worry about getting pulled over with?

    I think NJ is a flat no-go for firearms as a non-resident. NJ requires a license to possess that it will not issue to non-residents.

    DC might be similar with respect to rifles. I know DC will issue non-resident handgun licenses, but I’ve never heard of a non-resident registering a rifle in DC, at least if he didn’t have a business there. Even if you can, what a hassle for what you’re describing.

  • netballr

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    .357 or 30-30 lever rifle, maybe something like a Ruger American Ranch with a LPVO in an intermediate caliber. Light, handy, innocuous-looking.

  • PakpurSheep

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    In terms of something to keep in your truck, in Maryland you’re out of luck completely- here you can only have a long gun in a car if you’re going **directly** to and from the range, gunsmith/store, hunting, etc. We technically can’t even stop for gas or food along the way :'(.

    Aside from that egregious law, we’re pretty good in terms of long guns. You could potentially run into issues if you have an AR in 5.56 without a heavy barrel, an AK in 7.62×39, an SKS with a detachable box mag or some other oddly specific stuff that you could get around easily, but other than that you can possess and open carry just fine.

  • butidontwanttoforum

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    A comically large blunderbuss.

  • dbcooper0690

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

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    There are several websites that have up to date state by state laws and regs… Google for um… ‘state by state gun laws’… GOA & NRA have pretty good coverage AFAIK… you’ll also find good coverage of state CCW regs and reciprocity…

    Only issue is with all the present day hype there may well be new or revised crap before you get far…

    Transport in accordance with the **1986 Firearm Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA)** and you should be covered notwithstanding any local / state regs (just be sure to understand its finer points, like where you’re headed to and for what purposes, etc.)… except in a couple hostile states if ya piss off the wrong LEO ‘dick’ you may still get jerked around… looking atcha NY…

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  • PacoBedejo

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Best I could figure was to build an AR ‘pistol’ and to avoid the states where my US citizenship or Indiana LTCH aren’t respected.
    The ‘pistol’ gets around the whole “unloaded in the trunk” thing.

  • NotWantedOnVoyage

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Look into a non-NFA Other Firearm.

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