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Gary Slider

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« on: October 28, 2014, 01:04:33 PM »
I have been overwhelmed with emails on my posts asking for assistance on carrying a long gun in a vehicle laws/regs. I canít say thank you enough for all the emails and replies with quality information. If I missed replying to your email I apologize! I believe I answered everyone but with so many it would have been easy to miss one. I ask for info on 29 different state specific Firearm Forums and a dozen non state specific Firearms Forums. Again Thank you!

I have started the process of assembling the information into one document and have been surprised at some of the poor wording in the statutes on long guns. In the Hunting Regulations they were much more understandable. 
It will still be a couple months before I am finished. Holidays and Family come first! I will need your assistance again asking you to look at your state and give me feedback on your states entry. This has been more difficult that I believed it would be but seeing the feedback I have received the Sheepdogs out there are very interested in information on carrying a long gun in a vehicle!

Here is a link to the Draft Document. It is not complete. Any feedback you could give me at would be greatly appreciated. Thank you AGAIN!
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Re: & Long Guns in Vehicles (Update)
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 02:46:35 PM »
Holidays and Family come first!  ;D ;D

Time will tell.


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Re: & Long Guns in Vehicles (Update)
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 11:04:08 PM »
One thing that many people don't realize is that in Michigan, laying a loaded long gun on the bed of a truck or on the tailgate is considered to be UPON the vehicle and is a NO NO.

Even leaning a loaded rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader against the side of a vehicle, snowmobile or ORV, is considered to be UPON the vehicle and again is prohibited.

Some Michigan hunters have gotten in trouble with DNR Conservation Officers for placing a loaded rifle or shotgun on the bed or tailgate of a truck or leaning them against the side of their vehicle while getting ready to hunt. Penalties can be substantial.

What Does MI Consider A Loaded Firearm?
  • In order to be considered UNLOADED, a firearm must be unloaded in both barrel and integral or attached magazine.
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