Laws for Traveling with a Gun (in Concealment Magazine)

Concealed carry laws can very quickly make criminals out of otherwise law-abiding citizens. It can be difficult enough to understand the rules in your home state. To make things worse, once you think you understand those rules, plan on them changing when you travel. In fact, everything can change when you travel — including the most basic definitions of simple words you think you understand.

For every state in which you wish to carry a firearm, you must know what it means for a firearm to be “concealed,” “open,” or “loaded.” You also need to know the definitions of “vehicle,” “residence,” and “public place.” Understanding these words is often the key to understanding whether you’re committing a crime.