View Full Version : What qualifies as a "Locked Case"?

12-12-2006, 9:56 AM
Ok I know hand guns need to be transported in a secure locked case, and its a good idea to transport rifles in them as well. But

What qualifies as a Secure Locked Case?

I know the trunk does, but I drive a pickup and don't have one. The glove box is a No NO.

Are soft cases with locks ok?
My range bag with the Gun in its own compartment with a pad lock?

12-12-2006, 10:26 AM
Anything that requires either a code or a key.

As long as you cannot ACCESS the firearm while it is in the case w/o either a key, a combo, or breaking it open.

The trunk counts as a locked case. The glove compartment does not.. even if its locked.

Besides those two factors... most if not all ranges require you to bring it in a locked case anyhow.

12-12-2006, 10:39 AM
The law doesn't define a hard case, just a locked case.
For what it's worth, I use locked soft cases all the time.

12-12-2006, 1:59 PM

12-13-2006, 10:32 PM
I think it needs to cover the whole gun also. I 've seen "gun life jackets" ads in the magazines that look pretty cool but would not be legal.

12-14-2006, 7:32 AM
Cool. thanks