I'm joined by Patreon Member Matt Haywood, Houston Stephens, and Lurch in this episode. Among other topics, we discuss carrying a firearm while riding. The four-member panel of this podcast consists of current or retired Law Enforcement Officers. Matt is the owner of Hard Focus Training and a firearms instructor. We dive into many laws related to carrying a firearm while riding your motorcycle across the U.S.
Whether you choose to carry a firearm on your person or in your saddlebags, 3 rules apply:
1) Carry a good quality Firearm
2) Carry that firearm in a good quality holster, specifically made for that firearm; ensuring the trigger/trigger guard is covered
3) Know the laws when carrying your firearm
A common trend of “Common Sense Gun Control” is to restrict the capacity of unfired cartridges a magazine can hold. States like California, Massachusetts, and most recently Washington; have enacted laws that restrict magazine capacity to 10 rounds. So what if you have a magazine that has a 15-round capacity while traveling?
Depending on the state you are traveling to, that answer may be different. In California, you can't carry a firearm unless you have a valid California permit, and permits are only issued to California residents. California also says you can't import magazines that have a capacity of over 10 rounds. To check out all 50 State gun laws, go HERE.
Be aware of these restrictive states and plan ahead to ensure you're still Law Abiding. If your travel plans include restrictive states that allow you to carry a firearm, bring only compliant magazines.
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