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Old 07-20-2014, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Am I legally allowed to transport my 9mm pistol in my vehicle (ammo and gun in separate compartments) through DC? I have my CC permit from PA and we're traveling to North Carolina thru DC and I'm trying to figure if this is legal, the law is unclear from what I've read.
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Yes, the law is clear but I would fill up just before entering DC and not even stop for a piss break. DC, like a few other places has shown it doesn't respect the law or the rights of citizens.
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So if we were planning to stop for a day to see monuments, leave the pistol at home basically
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Originally Posted by JJP731851
So if we were planning to stop for a day to see monuments, leave the pistol at home basically
Unfortunately, yes. If you are stopping in DC to see monuments, that stop would then be the destination and you would be subject to DC's ridiculous laws.
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Thanks for the help on clearing this up for me, appreciate it
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And make sure you don't have any bullets or even empty cartridges in the car. If for some freak reason they search your car and find anything.....ANYTHING gun related your goose is cooked. Play it safe and just don't take it and clean out the car.

I have a friend that took a gun into DC once. He left it in the car, in the hotel basement parking garage. And that's where it stayed for the duration of his trip until the day they left and continued on with his journey. Fortunately there were no traffic violations etc. so he wasn't stopped and checked over. It's Russian roulette.
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They are usually forced to honor the Fed law and allow cannot succesfully preoscute you for the gun.
They will still prosecute but the fact that you are legal will be an "affirmative defense"

BUT they do NOT consider bullets to fall under the federal law since it does not mention them

They WILL prosecute 100% of the time for ANY bullets found + you may see jail time.

just use 495 to drive around DC, its stays outside city limits
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A federal judge just overturned the gun laws in DC. So go ahead and give it a try and report back.

BREAKING: DC's Ban on Right To Carry Overturned | The Truth About Guns

http://gunssavelives.net/blog/first-...c-in-70-years/
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