OTR Truck Drivers Who Want To Protect Themselves

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by PUNISHER, May 19, 2012.

  1. Whats going on

    I have seen saw threads on here with people curious about carrying a weapon in a rigg. There was a Trucking Magazine that I was reading that shed some light on this. For the longest time I misplaced this magazine and couldn't find it. Until today.


    I knew this darn thing was around here some where. This is a April 2011 issue of Truckers News. For those of you who will not be able to hunt down this issue. I'll type out a little from it. Let me know if you want some more info.

    Nothing stirs a heated debate like truckers carrying firearms for protection. One of the most pervasive myths about this topic is that there's a federal law against drivers carrying a firearm in a commercial motor vehicle. No such law exists and in fact, there is law that says you can.
    In the federal regulatory code, Title 18 Section 926(a) The Peaceable Journey Act, under Part 1 Chapter 44, states:
    "Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political sub-division thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation, the fire arm is unloaded and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle"

    Some helpful information from me to you.
    Take care out there
    Punisher Out
  2. GREAT post!! Thanks for digging that up


    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    A great issue and has solid debate among my law classes… would love to read the article!
  4. No problem you guys welcome
  5. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    That doesn't do the drivers much good! Sure you can have a gun in your truck...you just have to keep it unloaded and put the ammo somewhere else...
  6. Might not help drivers in some situations, such as getting jumped from behind as you exit the rig. But take the LA riots for example. Mob in the streets, you on the road, and you know you must drive by/through the mob to get out of the area. In that situation, you DO have time to load up before attempting to run the gauntlet. Having a gun in *any* condition of readiness helps a lot more than not having one at all.
  7. Most truck driver shooting happen when they are stopped and they are in the sleeper any way. When it's time for bed. Put it in to C1 and place it near you. I would reather have a gun in the truck that I have to load then to have nothing in there. Knock on the door, there is a gun in your face and all you have is a tire thumper. Better start preying!

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    Most states allow for carry in your dwelling, according to federal case law on that matter, anyplace you have outfitted for sleeping, and do use for that purpose, is considered a dwelling....