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    Wanting to take a road trip from here (Lower Bucks) to Montana. The only state on my route thats a real problem with firearms is Illinois. Any suggestions for driving through a state that does not honor my PA Carry Permit?

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    Fly Gadsden flag from roof of car, shouting CONSTITUTION MOTHERFUCKER! at oncoming traffic.
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    Gun and ammo in separate containers and out of your reach. Be more law abiding than normal and I'd recommend avoiding Chiraq area. Traffic there is always memorable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triplebike View Post
    Wanting to take a road trip from here (Lower Bucks) to Montana. The only state on my route thats a real problem with firearms is Illinois. Any suggestions for driving through a state that does not honor my PA Carry Permit?
    Dont stop and Conceal !

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    When I travel I just avoid states without reciprocity. Walley is right though, if you must go through IL you'd just need the gun and ammo in separate locked cases out of your reach.

    I'm stubborn though, if Montana was my destination I'd go down through Ohio into Kentucky and up through Missouri/Iowa and cut out IL altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplebike View Post
    Wanting to take a road trip from here (Lower Bucks) to Montana. The only state on my route thats a real problem with firearms is Illinois. Any suggestions for driving through a state that does not honor my PA Carry Permit?
    Oddly enough - you may carry concealed while in the vehicle in Ill-annoy with your PA permit - just dont get out for any reason!

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    18 USC 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms

    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, :during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver's compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.
    Avoid stops as much as possible; do not remove the items from the vehicle for any reason while in an unfriendly state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsBarking View Post
    Oddly enough - you may carry concealed while in the vehicle in Ill-annoy with your PA permit - just dont get out for any reason!
    ^^^^This. Go the southern route around Chicago, too. Any time of day on 80 you will be slowed down significantly.

    https://www.handgunlaw.us/states/illinois.pdf
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    As others have mentioned some states require the firearm to be locked in a case. But before you go out and buy an expensive hard case and an expensive lock realize the law doesn't say how its supposed to be locked. When traveling in unfriendly states I put mine in a zippered soft case or even a gym bag with a dollar store lock thru the zipper tabs. Its "locked".

    Last time I checked they were 3 for $1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARINE DIVISION TWO View Post
    Dont stop and Conceal !
    Son, I am disappoint. This advice is not without risks.
    You can do better, help a brother out.
    While many claim to support the right, precious few support the practice.

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