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Open carry in a vehicle

OC for ME

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SECTION 16-23-20. Unlawful carrying of handgun; exceptions.

It is unlawful for anyone to carry about the person any handgun, whether concealed or not, except as follows, unless otherwise specifically prohibited by law:

(9) a person in a vehicle if the handgun is:

(a) secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk, or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle; however, this item is not violated if the glove compartment, console, or trunk is opened in the presence of a law enforcement officer for the sole purpose of retrieving a driver's license, registration, or proof of insurance. If the person has been issued a concealed weapon permit pursuant to Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23, then the person also may secure his weapon under a seat in a vehicle, or in any open or closed storage compartment within the vehicle's passenger compartment; or

(b) concealed on or about his person, and he has a valid concealed weapons permit pursuant to the provisions of Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23;



Here ya go. May not like what you read but it is the law...currently. Safe travels.
 

SouthernBoy

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Thanks. I had seen that before but was curious if (A), it was still state law and (B) if there just might be some provision which allows the vehicle to be considered and extension of one's domicile, which imply that openly carried sidearms in a vehicle would be legal. I guess that is still not the case.

Thanks again for the answer.
 
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