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Important tips to be aware of while traveling with a firearm

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2021 | Federal Crimes

Purchasing a gun in Texas is your legal right. You follow all the necessary protocols and exclusively discharge your weapon in a legal fashion. Owning a gun and following the laws governing it has become second nature.

That’s fine, but make sure you know what the gun laws look like in other states if you’re going to travel with those firearms. You can still get in serious legal trouble for breaking the law, even if you obtained your weapons legally. The federal laws do make crossing state lines legal, as long as you can legally own and/or possess that gun in both locations.

Transportation tips

If you are transporting guns, they should be unloaded and locked in a container so they cannot be accessed. You don’t always have to carry them this way in Texas, but doing so as you cross state lines helps ensure that you don’t breach those laws. 

Types of guns

You also want to think about the types of guns that are allowed. The restrictions in all states are not the same. For instance, if you go on a vacation to California, the state generally bans assault weapons. You never want to enter a state with a gun that is illegal there, even if it was legal at home when you bought it.

Your rights

If you do get arrested on state or federal weapons’ charges, they can carry very serious ramifications. You need to know what your legal rights are and what next steps to take.