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Peaceable Journey Across the Nation

  • Peaceable Journey
  • No Peaceable Journey
  • Partial Peaceable Journey

A nick name for the FOPA law. It is a federal law upheld by most (but not all) states. Peaceable journey allows a gun owner to travel through states where they do not have a license to carry, without fear of being arrested. Most states require the firearm be unloaded, in a locked box, or out of the driver's reach when they are in the vehicle. In some states the drivers must pass through the state without stopping, and in others only short stops are tolerated.

State Long-guns Handguns
Alabama Yes Yes
Alaska No No
Arizona No No
Arkansas  ? Yes
California No No
Colorado Yes Yes
Connecticut No No
Delaware Yes Yes
District of Columbia No No
Florida Yes Yes
Georgia No No
Hawaii No No
Idaho No No
Illinois Yes Yes
Indiana No No
Iowa No No
Kansas No No
Kentucky No No
Louisiana No No
Maine Yes Yes
Maryland No No
Massachusetts Yes Yes
Michigan Yes Yes
Minnesota Yes Yes
Mississippi Yes Yes
Missouri Yes Yes
Montana Yes Yes
Nebraska Yes Yes
Nevada No No
New Hampshire No No
New Jersey No No
New Mexico No No
New York Yes Yes
North Carolina No No
North Dakota No No
Ohio No No
Oklahoma No No
Oregon Yes Yes
Pennsylvania Yes Yes
Rhode Island No Yes
South Carolina No No
South Dakota No No
Tennessee No No
Texas Yes Yes
Utah Yes Yes
Vermont Yes Yes
Virginia No No
Washington No No
West Virginia Yes Yes
Wisconsin No No
Wyoming Yes Yes

*Under certain conditions, see the law page for details.

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