Safely Transporting Firearms
Transporting firearms involves both legal and safe practices. In addition to federal laws, there are regulations that vary from state to state.
- Always unload and case firearms before transporting them. In many states, this may be the law. The action should be open or the gun broken down, whichever makes the firearm safest if it’s mishandled.
- Firearms should not be displayed in window gun racks. The display may provoke anti-hunter sentiment. It's also an invitation to thieves.
- Be aware of local, regional, and state laws regarding the transport of firearms to another area or location. This includes the rules regarding where and how ammunition may be transported.
- Lean a firearm against a secure rest only. A vehicle does not provide a secure resting place. A gun that falls over might accidentally discharge or be damaged.