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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    I don't know the legal answer, but if you secure the pistol in a locked container, hide the container under the rest of the luggage, leave any ammo at home and OBEY THE TRAFFIC LAWS so you don't give them a reason to stop you, you get away with it.

    In the mid 1970s that's how I got my pistols from NJ to Auburn Univ. in Alabama. I was able to fly with them in checked baggage once, while under the age of 21. But then again, I was also able to keep them loaded in my dorm room. Those were different times.

    Good Luck!

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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    Way too many pitfalls IMO.
    It's a complicated matter if you were 21.

    In Pa you cannot just drive around with your unloaded handgun stored as described except within narrow circumstances. Being 19 I would give you very high odds of being harassed by law enforcement without a LTCF.

    My recommendation would be just buy a shotgun (long gun), and leave the handgun at your Pa home.
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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    Quote Originally Posted by mbinpa View Post
    I don't know the legal answer, but if you secure the pistol in a locked container, hide the container under the rest of the luggage, leave any ammo at home and OBEY THE TRAFFIC LAWS so you don't give them a reason to stop you, you get away with it.
    Can you buy ammunition in Fl if you are under the age of 21?

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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    I suggest you check with a LAWYER in the county in Florida in which you intend to possess this firearm. A lawyer is trained in the law, and financially responsible for the advice he or she gives. Posters on Internet fora are not.

    I am a lawyer in Pennsylvania (also licensed in Arizona and D.C.) with substantial experience in firearms law. Even so, I would not presume to give you advice concerning state and local gun laws in Florida.

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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    Pennsylvania law allows direct transfers of handguns from parent to child, but Federal law forbids that if the parent and child live in different states. The OP is vague about the states of residence, but the fact that he picked it up in PA and is going to his school residence in Florida makes me wonder.
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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    Quote Originally Posted by GunLawyer001 View Post
    Pennsylvania law allows direct transfers of handguns from parent to child, but Federal law forbids that if the parent and child live in different states. The OP is vague about the states of residence, but the fact that he picked it up in PA and is going to his school residence in Florida makes me wonder.
    If you have to use the gun in self defense in Florida, expect John Law to crawl up your ass with a microscope, looking for a way to punish you for daring to be a reaponsible free citizen.

    Look to George Zimmerman and how well he was treated by professionals "just doing what they were told to do"

    So, make damn sure your actions are 100% legal, or risk being a felon.
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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    Visit www.handgunlaw.us and check the laws of the states you will be traveling in or through.

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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Sights View Post
    Can you buy ammunition in Fl if you are under the age of 21?
    Florida bars anyone who cannot own a firearm from possessing ammo. So gray area. He can own but not buy.

    Quote Originally Posted by God's Country View Post

    My recommendation would be just buy a shotgun (long gun), and leave the handgun at your Pa home.
    (In case you were not mocking Biden) After Parkland the Republicans in Florida banned the purchase of all firearms by 18-20 year olds. Even long guns.
    However, possession is still allowed.


    I am not a lawyer
    Last edited by Coops; June 1st, 2019 at 12:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    Is it possible to ship a firearm from yourself to yourself?
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    Default Re: Cross-country trip with pistol, no Concealed Carry Permit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Gixxer View Post
    Is it possible to ship a firearm from yourself to yourself?
    Legally, yes. In practice, no.
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