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Watrfrnt

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Unloaded concealed carry without a license/permit
« on: January 15, 2015, 06:14:10 PM »
Is unloaded concealed carry without a permit/license legal in any state? I know I will get responses that say "why would you want to carry unloaded" but I can see a reason from time to time to conceal carry an unloaded weapon. Just curious…
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Re: Unloaded concealed carry without a license/permit
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 11:39:43 AM »
Watrfrnt,

Thank you very much for your question. I've passed the question onto one of the independent firearms program attorneys for review and for an answer. The independent program attorneys should have an answer drafted for you soon. Keep in mind, if this is an emergency question, you can always call us here at the office for an immediate response (877)448-6839.
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Re: Unloaded concealed carry without a license/permit
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 11:35:24 AM »
Watrfrnt,

Alabama   Not legal - Ala.Code 1975 § 13A-11-73
Alaska   Legal – No permit required, can be loaded or unloaded
Arizona   Legal – No permit required
Arkansas   Not legal - A.C.A. § 5-73-120
California   Not legal - West's Ann.Cal.Penal Code § 25400
Colorado   Not legal
Connecticut   Not legal - C.G.S.A. § 29-35
Delaware   Not legal - 11 Del.C. § 1442
Florida   Not legal - West's F.S.A. § 790.01(1)
Georgia   Not legal - Ga. Code Ann., § 16-11-126(h)
Hawaii   Not legal - HRS § 134-51
Idaho   Not legal – need a license, but can have unloaded concealed firearm in vehicle 18-3302(9); no concealed license outside of a city’s limits and when hunting
Illinois   Not legal - https://www.ccl4illinois.com/ccw/public/home.aspx

Indiana   Not legal - IC 35-47-2-1
Iowa   Not legal - I.C.A. § 724.4(1)
Kansas   Not legal - K.S.A. 21-6302
Kentucky   Not legal - KRS § 527.020
Louisana   Not legal - LSA-R.S. 14:95
Maine   Not legal - 25 M.R.S.A. § 2001-A
Maryland   Not legal - MD Code, Criminal Law, § 4-203
Massachusetts   Not legal - M.G.L.A. 269 § 10
Michigan   Not legal - M.C.L.A. 750.227
Minnesota   Not legal - M.S.A. § 624.714
Mississippi   Not legal - Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-1
Missouri   Not legal - V.A.M.S. 571.030
Montana   Not legal – though concealed weapon can be carried outside the official boundaries of a city or town – 45-8-317
Nebraska   Not legal - Neb.Rev.St. § 28-1202
Nevada   Not legal - N.R.S. 202.350(1)(d)
New Hampshire   Legal – carrying unloaded, concealed weapon is legal. Loaded concealed weapons specifically prohibited N.H. Rev. Stat. § 159:4 – cannot have “loaded cartridges”
New Jersey   Not legal
New Mexico   Not legal – but can have it in your car (http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/nm ... -faqs/#q10)

New York   Not legal
North Carolina   Not legal - N.C.G.S.A. § 14-269
North Dakota   Not legal - NDCC, 62.1-04-02
Ohio   Not legal - R.C. § 2923.12
Oklahoma   Not legal - 21 Okl.St.Ann. § 1290.8(A)
Oregon   Not legal - O.R.S. § 166.250
Pennsylvania   Not legal - 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6106
Rhode Island   Not legal - Gen.Laws 1956, § 11-47-8
South Carolina   Not legal - Code 1976 § 16-23-20
South Dakota   Not legal - SDCL § 22-14-9
Tennessee   Not legal - T. C. A. § 39-17-1307
Texas   Not legal
Utah   Not legal - U.C.A. 1953 § 76-10-504
Vermont   Legal – No license is issued; anyone can carry
Virginia   Not legal - VA Code Ann. § 18.2-308
Washington   Not legal - West's RCWA 9.41.050
West Virginia   Not legal - W. Va. Code, § 61-7-3
Wisconsin   Not legal - W.S.A. 941.23
Wyoming   Not legal - W.S.1977 § 6-8-104


Vermont – no license required to carry
New Hampshire – can carry unloaded, concealed handgun
Arizona – no permit necessary
Alaska – no permit necessary

Basically, it is ok to carry an unloaded and unconcealed handgun in public without a license or permit in Alaska, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont all do not require a license or permit to carry concealed weapons, whether loaded or unloaded.

New Hampshire only prohibits the unlicensed concealed carry of a loaded handgun. In New Hampshire, a handgun is considered loaded when it has loaded cartridges.
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Re: Unloaded concealed carry without a license/permit
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 05:39:09 PM »
That's quite a bit of information!

Basically what I see is most states do not make a distinction between loaded and unloaded firearms when carrying concealed, is that correct?

Guess I'd better get my permit...

Thanks!
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Re: Unloaded concealed carry without a license/permit
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 08:17:47 AM »
On gun manufacturer websites I now see notes on certain models that they can not be sold in *** state. Usually if you look at the specs and the state or states mentioned you realize it is because of the magazine capacity. If you are a resident of a state with a restriction, I would think legitimate dealers would not sell you a weapon that is illegal in that state but I'm sure there are less legal options.
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