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    I have been told that firearms transported in PA (for example to and from the range) must have ammo in a separate container.. can someone point me to where this is defined in the law?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vladtepes View Post
    I have been told that firearms transported in PA (for example to and from the range) must have ammo in a separate container.. can someone point me to where this is defined in the law?
    thanks
    If you have a LTCF, that only applies to rifles. If you don't, it applies to all peashooters. I don't know where the legalese is located.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vladtepes View Post
    I have been told that firearms transported in PA (for example to and from the range) must have ammo in a separate container.. can someone point me to where this is defined in the law?
    thanks
    You can start here: http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=7582
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    Quote Originally Posted by PASE717 View Post
    I did look through that and saw

    "Before you ask, long guns cannot be carried or transported loaded in a vehicle - whether you are licensed or not. Unloaded long guns may be transported throughout the state without a license, except in a City of the First Class(Philly) or during a declared state of emergency - which those two situations require a LTCF. Loaded magazines must be in a separate container, loose or boxed ammo can be anywhere near the gun."

    but I am not certain the law behind this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    If you have a LTCF, that only applies to rifles. If you don't, it applies to all peashooters. I don't know where the legalese is located.
    Well, this has me curious now. I have LTCF and never have a loaded rifle in my vehicle, because I’m aware of that law (BS, but whatever). I never knew that law included a “separate container” requirement?? I thought the separate container deal was for interstate transport through commie zones (FOPA)

    When I transport my AR, it’s in a hard case with 3 30 rd mags. No mag in the mag well, chamber empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickingPA View Post
    Well, this has me curious now. I have LTCF and never have a loaded rifle in my vehicle, because I*m aware of that law (BS, but whatever). I never knew that law included a *separate container* requirement?? I thought the separate container deal was for interstate transport through commie zones (FOPA)

    When I transport my AR, it*s in a hard case with 3 30 rd mags. No mag in the mag well, chamber empty.
    The laws are not logical but my understanding is it must be in a separate container but the separate container can be the pouches on the outside of the case.
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    The irony of it all is quite amusing.

    We are a bunch of idiots, constantly jumping through hoops to stay on the right side of the most convoluted set of laws that even vary drastically when you CROSS STATE LINES… and if/when you make an innocent mistake or oversight, you risk your right to ownership.

    Yet, prohibited criminals get a slap on the wrist for possession

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickingPA View Post
    The irony of it all is quite amusing.

    We are a bunch of idiots, constantly jumping through hoops to stay on the right side of the most convoluted set of laws that even vary drastically when you CROSS STATE LINES* and if/when you make an innocent mistake or oversight, you risk your right to ownership.

    Yet, prohibited criminals get a slap on the wrist for possession
    You're not kidding. We get the Kyle Rittenhouse treatment and they just get more free stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PickingPA View Post
    Well, this has me curious now. I have LTCF and never have a loaded rifle in my vehicle, because I*m aware of that law (BS, but whatever). I never knew that law included a *separate container* requirement?? I thought the separate container deal was for interstate transport through commie zones (FOPA)

    When I transport my AR, it*s in a hard case with 3 30 rd mags. No mag in the mag well, chamber empty.
    this is exactly why I am asking the question.. I am interested to see where this mindset of separate containers has come from..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vladtepes View Post
    this is exactly why I am asking the question.. I am interested to see where this mindset of separate containers has come from..
    Pretty sure it's not just a "mindset" - it's the way it's written.

    That said, I'm not looking for it. Sorry.
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