Road trips with guns / rifles

Well crisis adverted. I didn’t get to the hotel until almost midnight so there was literally 1 person working the front desk and she was too busy playing on her phone to even look up at me walking past her with a big plastic gun case.

I do agree never leave firearms in your truck unattended but sometimes you have absolutely no choice.
 
I’m heading out for a long road trip and will be staying in a few hotels and camping. If I’m in a hotel and can’t get a big gun case into the hotel for whatever reason where would you guys store it? I have a tool box in the bed of the truck that I could pack a rifle or 2 in or the under seat box that could store it and I can lock the seat down so it isn’t easily accessible. I know both of these options are not fool proof but what would you do? I can break down an AR and stick it in my suitcase that’s not a big deal but I also will have a couple bolt action rifles. I hate leaving guns in my truck in random hotel parking lots but I might have no choice if I can’t sneak them into my room
I would say remove firing pin and trigger housing if you absolutely can’t bring it in with you. But that’s just what I do in case my vehicle gets stolen 😭
 
you can put some photographer, sports, or outdoor oriented stickers on your cases too, whether driving or flying. Don’t dress head to toe in earth toned colored 5.11s or carry backpacks covered in molle and Velcro.
It’s all about making a gun not look like a gun and blending in.
 
🤣. Mom & I flew into Dallas last month to visit family in Louisiana. My mom told me the hotel there had a no firearms policy. I told her Dallas must not be in Texas!
Most hotels have that. I stay in them constantly. I’ve had $80K worth of rifles, thermal, and night vision hauled right through the front door to my room. Nothing was ever said. I’ve always got at least one rifle with me when I travel. Typically it’s a SBR that fits in my back pack though, which is what I’m carrying today.
 
If you feel like they might question your gun case just put a Abu Garcia sticker on the outside and if ask tell them it's your fishing pole case. The only person that can legally inspect your personal property is law enforcement and TSA.
 
I do not live in Texas, so no clue on each states gun law. Putting that out front. I however did own a small party store. Sold it 2019. As a private buisness I wouldn't allow any fire arm's. Visibly ideifiable law enforcement was an never questioned. However I tossed sever knuckle head out that wanted to walk around with hand cannons straped to there hips. Even challenge one guy, guess he didn't Like a 12 ga pointed at his face when he started screeming about his 2nd amendment rights. My store my rules, don't like buy your beer and smokes someplace else. I however had no clue if people carried or not if I couldn't see the weapon.
As for storage of weapons in my truck overnight. I do take a diffrent tack. I keep my long guns locked under the seat, but bring the bolt or firing pin in with me. toss it in a baggy and just brought those in with me. Same with hand guns. I do write down the SN of them incase something happens though. That and I don't own any very high end weapons. All under 2k total builds. Not sure how that would change depending on value.
 
I do not live in Texas, so no clue on each states gun law. Putting that out front. I however did own a small party store. Sold it 2019. As a private buisness I wouldn't allow any fire arm's. Visibly ideifiable law enforcement was an never questioned. However I tossed sever knuckle head out that wanted to walk around with hand cannons straped to there hips. Even challenge one guy, guess he didn't Like a 12 ga pointed at his face when he started screeming about his 2nd amendment rights. My store my rules, don't like buy your beer and smokes someplace else. I however had no clue if people carried or not if I couldn't see the weapon.
As for storage of weapons in my truck overnight. I do take a diffrent tack. I keep my long guns locked under the seat, but bring the bolt or firing pin in with me. toss it in a baggy and just brought those in with me. Same with hand guns. I do write down the SN of them incase something happens though. That and I don't own any very high end weapons. All under 2k total builds. Not sure how that would change depending on value.
Luckily you don’t have that right in Texas because you know, second amendment and all.
 
Never understood the need to drag a camper hours and set it up closer to other people than my neighbors at my house.
Off topic, but for us it's an alternative to a hotel room since we have pets that travel with us. So we are closer to people than at our house, but farther away than an adjacent hotel room. ;)
 
Off topic, but for us it's an alternative to a hotel room since we have pets that travel with us. So we are closer to people than at our house, but farther away than an adjacent hotel room. ;)
Nothing wrong with...I just don't understand it. That is one plus with a Frenchie...I just put the youngest kids hoodie on him and carry him into the hotel room like any other kid...so far no issues with any hotels...couldn't do that with a 125lb weimaraner...
 
Luckily you don’t have that right in Texas because you know, second amendment and all.
In Texas you have the right to carry a gun into private property? Thank god I don't live in Texas. I don't want random strangers, walking into my home, church, sports arenas, schools or concert halls armed. As someone whom has been shot and killed other individuals (got the medals, med records and dd214 to prove it) Guess I am a little bit more concerned about not knowing who is a good guy or bad guy so I would rather mitigate the opportunity for my family and friends to be shot by crazy people.
 
Any thoughts on crossing the Border with them? Going into Canada with my RV.
 
Any thoughts on crossing the Border with them? Going into Canada with my RV.
It's possible ... but read up on it and make sure you declare anything you take across the border.

You'll be limited on what you can bring and having them will limit the time you can spend in Canada and where you can go (national parks, etc are off limits in many cases).

When we were planning to hit the road I started to plan what we'd bring to be acceptable for Canada. After digging into it deeper and understanding the restrictions/limitations it would put on our travel I don't plan to bring anything with us when we do cross the border. But ... that's largely because of the time we plan to spend and the types of travel/places we'll be visiting.
 
As others have said, there are certain places in Texas you cannot carry a gun. (Courthouses, schools, sporting events, etc.) However, if there is no 30.06 or 30.05 sign that is clearly visible at the front entrance, you can carry concealed with or without a license.

I ignore the “no guns allowed” signs or the signs with a gun and a red slash through them as they are not a legal way to prevent concealed carry. In the past 20+ years, I have only seen one person (non police) carrying a gun openly on his hip (only a 30.07 sign prevents open carry), which I would never do. Why would want to advertise to others you have a gun?
 
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As others have said, there are certain places in Texas you cannot carry a gun. (Courthouses, schools, sporting events, etc.) However, if there is no 30.06 sign that is clearly visible at the front entrance, you can carry concealed with or without a license.

I ignore the “no guns allowed” signs or the signs with a gun and a red slash through them as they are not a legal way to prevent concealed carry. In the past 20+ years, I have only seen one person (non police) carrying a gun openly on his hip, which I would never do. Why would want to advertise to others you have a gun?
Complete agree, if nobody knows you have it, it becomes a non issue.
 
In the past 20+ years, I have only seen one person (non police) carrying a gun openly on his hip, which I would never do.
It's been about 20yrs since it became legal to open carry in Michigan. I don't know that I've ever seen it. You still need a CPL to carry a pistol in the passenger compartment of a vehicle regardless, so my guess is most people have gone the extra step to obtain that license, or they do what they want and take their chances...
 
In Texas you have the right to carry a gun into private property? Thank god I don't live in Texas. I don't want random strangers, walking into my home, church, sports arenas, schools or concert halls armed. As someone whom has been shot and killed other individuals (got the medals, med records and dd214 to prove it) Guess I am a little bit more concerned about not knowing who is a good guy or bad guy so I would rather mitigate the opportunity for my family and friends to be shot by crazy people.
Your house, your rules. A store, I’m carrying and you can’t do shit about it. With your attitude I’m glad you don’t live here.
 
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