Even though its’s still winter time and we’re in that “lull” time of year, spring break trips are right around the corner—along with summer vacation peeking over the horizon. If you have travel plans that involve driving across state lines, then you will want to brush up on gun laws in any of the states or North American countries through which you’ll be passing. Reading up on these laws early is vital, as each state sets its own rules on the ownership, use and transportation of firearms. Don’t let a routine check stop or speeding ticket turn your travel plans into a legal nightmare. (I don’t think the fam would be pleased with the detour.)
Now in its 24th edition and updated with more than 100 changes for 2020, Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States is a handy reference guide that covers the necessities of legally transporting a firearm in a vehicle, concealed-carry reciprocity, when, where and how a gun can be carried for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as travel to Canada and Mexico. This new edition also includes new online updates for conditional reciprocity states, as well as 50 new subheadings in each state’s traveler’s checklist detailing carry and possession rules for airport terminals.
Written and researched by J. Scott Kappas, the 2020 Traveler’s Guide also includes a convenient preface that defines many terms of importance for anyone traveling with or carrying a firearm outside his or her home state. With the new page formatting for easier reading and reference, this guide is sure to be a beneficial tool for any travel on the agenda this year. $14.95. Contact: Traveler’s Guide (859) 491-6400; gunlawguide.com