What are the legal requirements for moving firearms?

Navigate the complexities of moving firearms with confidence in this informative Flex TV episode. Our storage expert explains the legal requirements, providing a comprehensive overview of the regulations you need to follow. From federal laws and ATF guidelines to state-specific rules that could affect your move, we cover everything to ensure you’re fully compliant.

What are the legal requirements for moving firearms? Now when it comes to moving weapons or ammunition, there are legal requirements in place to make sure that everything is safe and legal. Obviously this shouldn’t come as any surprise to any of you. If you’re moving and you have a gun collection or you’re a gun owner and you want to make sure you’re doing everything right on the up and up, this is exactly the video for you. Of course this is especially true for cross-country moving. If you’re moving from one state to another, you have to be even more cautious. Make sure you’re on the safe side. So the first thing you want to do is check the legality, the legal requirements pertaining to moving or transporting guns from one place to another, both in the state of origin and in your destination state to make sure that you’re fine and covered from all ends and that you don’t find yourself suddenly breaking rules you didn’t know existed in the state that you’re moving to. Secondly, this should come quite obvious, but you definitely are not moving any loaded guns. So the first thing you want to do before you move is unload your guns, make sure there’s no bullets in the chamber, that everything is fine, and to be on even more of the safe side, you want to disassemble your weapons. Some states will require disassembly or they require disassembly of certain weapons. If you want to go safe, just disassemble everything you can unload and make sure it’s as safe as can be. The next thing that’s required is to store your weapons and your ammo separately. So you want to have a separate locked inaccessible box for each of them. That means if you’re moving it in the trunk of your car, it needs to be inaccessible to the driver. If you’re moving it in a moving container, obviously we need to check the policy to see that the moving company is okay with you moving weapons in their container to make sure that everything is on the up and up. The next thing, which definitely should come as no surprise, is make sure every gun you’re moving has been legally purchased. If you’re stopped by police along the way, they might want to check that you are the legal owner, that the guns were legally purchased. This is very important. Obviously, we’re not here to do anything illegal. You make sure that you have everything you need to prove your ownership or legal purchase to the cop. And lastly, and this is something that a lot of people miss or don’t really think about, if you’re moving very far across the country, you might have some overnight stops. Now, if you’re stopping overnight in a different state, you want to check the regulations for guns there as well. If you’re stopping for a short stop, like for fuel or for food, this is not important, but if you have any overnight stops at all, you have to make sure where you’re stopping and what the rules are there when it comes to moving weapons. For instance, in New York, some weapons require special permits, so if you’re stopping overnight in New York along your way, you’re gonna want to make sure you have everything you need in place or maybe choose a different place to stop. So that was the general breakdown on legality. Of course, I highly recommend going to the proper websites, the NRA website, and checking for yourself, reading very carefully, reading the fine print to make sure that you’re not doing anything that’s illegal or can get you in any kind of trouble. Just read up, make sure you have everything in place, and good luck with your move.

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