Travel Guide

CAUTION: Firearm laws are subject to frequent change and court interpretation. This summary is not intended as legal advice or restatement of law. This summary does not include federal or local laws, ordinances or regulations. For any particular situation, a licensed local attorney must be consulted for an accurate interpretation. YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL.


State Transport Considerations Nebraska CHP Recognized? Utah CFP Recognized? Must Notify Oficer?
California Penal Code section 25610 does not prevent a citizen of the United States over 18 years of age who is not lawfully prohibited from firearm possession, and who resides or is temporarily in California, from transporting by motor vehicle any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person provided the firearm is unloaded and stored in a locked container.
The term “locked container” means a secure container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment. For more information, refer to California Penal Code sections 16850. Source-
No No
On and after July 1, 2013, it will be unlawful to possess, sell or transfer a “large capacity magazine.” The definition of a “large capacity magazine” includes those magazines or any devices that are fixed, or detachable and can hold more than 15 rounds or be readily converted to hold more than fifteen rounds. The prohibition on possession of a “large capacity magazine” does not apply to a person who owned the magazine on July 1, 2013 and who maintains “continuous possession” of the magazine.
A shotgun magazine may not accept more than eight shotgun shells if it is a detachable magazine or hold more than twenty-eight inches of shotgun shells if it is a tubular magazine.  A .22 caliber rimfire rifle or lever action rifle that can hold more than 15 rounds in a fixed tubular magazine is not included as a “large capacity magazine.”
It is unlawful to carry a firearm concealed on or about one’s person without a permit, except for a person in his or her own dwelling, place of business, or on property owned or controlled by him or her.
A permit is not required to carry a handgun where carrying firearms is legal, if the handgun is not concealed.  A handgun is not considered concealed if it is in the possession of a person who is in a private automobile or other private means of conveyance who is carrying it for a legal use, or the handgun is in the possession of a person who is legally engaged in hunting activities within the state
 Yes  Utah Residents Only No
It is recommended that, in order to be in compliance with all statutes, all firearms be transported:
1. Unloaded and,
2. Enclosed in a case, and
3. By persons who have a valid FOID card.

No No Yes
No state permit is required to possess a rifle, shotgun or handgun.
It is unlawful to carry or possess any firearm while on the property of the University and Community College System of Nevada or a private or public school or while in a vehicle of a private or public school without written permission.
It is unlawful to carry concealed upon the person a handgun or other firearm without a permit to carry. State law does not prohibit the open carrying of a firearm, but one should exercise caution when carrying a firearm in public. 
It is unlawful to control or actually possess a firearm while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance.It is unlawful to carry a loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle that is being used on a public highway. A firearm is loaded if there is an unexpended cartridge or shell in the firing chamber but not when the only cartridges or shells are in the magazine.
Yes No
Oregon has no prohibition on carrying loaded handguns in your car. But the state DOES allow localities to restrict loaded carry of firearms “in public places” which, oddly enough, includes your car.
If you are in a place like Portland or Oregon City that restricts loaded carry by people who do not have concealed handgun licenses, you may not have a loaded firearm in your vehicle. Furthermore, if it is a handgun, it must be carried openly or “not readily accessible.” That means if you have a trunk it must be there. If you don’t, it can be in a locked glove-box, center console or other locked container and if the container is opened by key, the key cannot be in the container.
No No
South Dakota  SD Recognizes any valid CCW permit from any State. Only 3 prohibited places: Schools, Courthouses, and Any licensed on-sale malt beverage or alcoholic beverage establishment that derives over one-half of its total income from the sale of malt or alcoholic beverages. Yes Yes No
Texas  Tx does not allow open carry without a permit.Effective September 1, 2007 a person who can legally possess a firearm may possess or carry a handgun in motor vehicle (including a recreational vehicle with living quarters) and watercraft that is owned by or under the lawful control of the person. However, the firearm must be concealed, the person may not be engaged in criminal activity, and also may not be a member of “Criminal Street Gang.” The person may also carry the firearm to and from his vehicle without a license. (See Texas Penal Code 46.02 (a). However, DPS recommends that you seek the advice of an attorney with any questions regarding the unlicensed carrying of firearms. Yes Yes Yes
Utah Utah recognizes CCW permits issued by any state or county.  Without a CCW Permit persons can carry open in public as long as the handgun is not loaded.  There are no restrictions for carrying in your vehicle as long as you can legally own the gun. Yes Yes
Washington is an “open carry” state for firearms
This means a person may carry a firearm in an exposed holster without any kind of permit unless there is something that makes it specifically illegal. (For example, carrying a weapon onto primary or secondary school grounds or other prohibited places, or carrying a weapon by most felons or anyone convicted of a domestic violence crime.)
No Yes