US Road Trip

Carry Your Gun Legally and Safely

Before I discuss gun possession on your US road trip, I want to tell you, I am not a gun person. I don’t like sports hunting. I have never gone shooting for entertainment, and I find them creepy and scary. But I’m also realistic, and feel I should at least explore this as an option for keeping us safe.

I found a website that said the first thing you should ask yourself is whether or not you could actually shoot someone. If the answer is no, you should stick to the pepper spray and stun guns. For me, it would be emotional agony and I would probably puke afterwards, but if someone were hurting my kid, hell yea, I could shoot em’.

Concealed Weapon Permit

I decided to do some gun research for my US road trip. I found out about the concealed weapon carry permit you can get. That sounded good. There are even some cute purses you can buy just to accommodate your firearm as well as your wallet, hair brush, and cell phone. The problem is that the restrictions vary from state to state as far as whether or not you have to get permission from the local authorities. Since I don’t see myself consulting with the local authorities every time I go to a new state, and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit is a felony, I am putting the gun idea on the back burner for a while.

If you do decide to explore this option further, this website is very helpful in regards to helping you keep up with the laws of whatever state you are traveling. It clarifies between the rights of the different permits among the different states and warns you of which states you need to be careful of in terms of getting in trouble with the law. There is even an entire document devoted to carrying a weapon in your car or RV and what the laws are in each state specific to that need. Of course the caveat is included that you are responsible for validating all of this info yourself.

How To Get It

Before you worry about whether your concealed carry permit is legal or not wherever you may be traveling, you need to find out how to get the permit in the first place. This varies from state to state, too. It usually involves taking a course, and some states require you to have a “good cause statement,” and an interview before obtaining the permit. You can find out the specifics for this for your state by contacting your local authorities.

For me, the jury is still out on this. While on the one hand it seems like it would be the ultimate in protection for us on our US road trip. And, kind of exciting to learn to shoot and see if I could qualify for the permit. It also seems rather complicated in regards to traveling. And again, I’m not really a “gun person.” Still, I’m glad I have this information and will definitely keep this info on the back burner while I consider other possibilities such as pepper spray and Taser guns. If you are considering this option for safety while traveling or any other reason, I hope this information helped you.

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