Traveler's Guide to the Gun Laws of the Fifty States
- Minimize your legal vulnerability after winning the physical fight.
- Defend others and property legally.
- Talk to the 911 operator, first responders, and the investigative officers without hurting your case.
- Much, much more
New Jersey Justice
In July, Brian Fletcher was arrested for doing something he was taught to do back in his home state of North Carolina. “Brian and his cell tower crews were responding to an emergency call in New Jersey where half a million people were without power due to a storm. But in an instant, Brian went from helping to getting a crash course in Jersey law after he volunteered to a police officer that he had a handgun in his vehicle.
Elizabeth Elderli never leaves her Houston home unarmed. So, when the former U.S. Marine visited Manhattan's 9/11 Memorial, two guns were in her backpack when she saw a “no firearms” sign at the security checkpoint. Elderli told a police officer about the loaded 9-mm. and .380-caliber semi-automatic guns — both covered by her Texas concealed weapons permit, which she believed was valid in New York. But she quickly learned that the Empire State's gun control laws bear no resemblance to those back home. Elderli was arrested and charged with felony possession of a weapon and left facing 3 ½ to 15 years in prison.”
Attorney J. Scott Kappas uses case law and statutory authority to render plain English advice as to how a traveler should carry firearms while visiting the many states of our great nation.
The book is currently in its 19th edition with over 1,000,000 copies sold since the first edition was published in 1996. Owners of recreational vehicles make up one of the book’s largest readerships. But any gun owner who travels with a firearm will find the Traveler’s Guide’s insight extremely helpful. Aside from being favorably reviewed by a host of magazine editors, the book is sold at the NRA’s famous national firearms museum and used by the National Football League and National Basketball Association as reference material for their security directors and players.
The book features an easy to follow SINGLE PAGE “cheat sheet” for each of the 50 states. Click here for a sample page of the book.
- Which states allow me to carry a “loaded” firearm in the passenger compartment of my vehicle?
- Which states allow me to carry a concealed firearm with or without a license to carry?
- Which states honor my permit to carry a concealed firearm?
- Which states allow carry in restaurants serving alcohol?
- Which states’ laws allow open carry of a firearm while on foot?
- Which states prohibit the mere possession of a handgun while in a vehicle?
- In which states is it better to carry a rifle or shotgun for personal protection?
- Which states prevent localities from regulating firearms carry?
- Which states require permittees to declare their status to Law Enforcement?
- How can I legally possess firearms in National Parks and Forests?
- Which states allow me to carry a firearm in their state parks?
- How can I transport firearms on commercial airline, cruise ships & trains?
- How can I transport firearms through a state that prohibits any gun possession?
- How do I carry a firearm if I am an active duty or retired law enforcement officer?
- How do I carry a handgun on a motorcycle?
- Which states guarantee my right to self-defense in their statutes?
- Which states allow vehicle carry on university and college campuses?