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Old 05-21-2017, 05:29 PM   #1
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I'm in the process in moving from Texas to St Louis and next weekend I'm going to drive my truck to St Louis along with my firearms. I have a relocation package with my work, but they are not interested in moving more than 10 guns (don't understand why and really would rather do it). Besides being cased, out of reach, and not packed with ammo. Are there any concerns I should have? Should I notify law enforcement? I'm somewhat concerned as I will need to transport 50+ guns. Thoughts?
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:43 PM   #2
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I can hold on to them for you until you come back to your senses and move back to Texas! Way too risky hauling guns through Arkansas!
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:47 PM   #3
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What they don't know won't hurt them. I say do it in stealth mode. You can make the drive in one day.
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:48 PM   #4
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All legal. Cover them up. Don't say a word. Don't draw attention. Drive on.

When I moved from Odessa to Georgetown I had a heck of a time moving all mine. Especially the ammo. I took it to my moms in Leander one trip at a time.
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:00 PM   #5
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All legal. Cover them up. Don't say a word. Don't draw attention. Drive on.

When I moved from Odessa to Georgetown I had a heck of a time moving all mine. Especially the ammo. I took it to my moms in Leander one trip at a time.
He's crossing several state lines though and needs to know the particular gun laws in those states.

To the OP, I'd research each state you plan on traveling to and find out what their gun laws are for traveling with a weapon. More than likely it's what T8 said, concealed and unloaded but they may be as lax as Texas too. Safe travels in your move.
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:01 PM   #6
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He's crossing several state lines though and needs to know the particular gun laws in those states.

To the OP, I'd research each state you plan on traveling to and find out what their gun laws are for traveling with a weapon. More than likely it's what T8 said, concealed and unloaded but they may be as lax as Texas too. Safe travels in your move.
Well I assumed they were all legal lol. I'm just hesitant letting ANYONE know about a move like that.
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:05 PM   #7
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Well I assumed they were all legal lol. I'm just hesitant letting ANYONE know about a move like that.


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Old 05-21-2017, 06:56 PM   #8
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I think as long as you are not going into Illinois, you should be ok with cased, unloaded guns, out of sight. I would look into chl reciprocity of the states you are going through, so you keep one loaded in the vehicle, if you have a chl, should have said that first, seem to take it for granted everyone has one. Good luck with the move, and hurry back.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:21 PM   #9
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I go to Missouri once a year. I found this helpful.
http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/st...100001011.html
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:27 PM   #10
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Can I borrow like 40 cases from someone?
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:00 PM   #11
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When you get to St. Louis make a drive west on I 70 to st Peters stop in at Mikes bait and tackle Mike runs an archery shop with bait and tackle on the side tell him your from Texas and Scott sent ya in he will take good care of you. I moved from Missouri to Texas with a pile of guns 20 years ago and plan to move back in about 6 years with a larger pile of guns.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:02 PM   #12
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I moved the opposite, from Missouri to Texas. Didn't have enough cases and ended up with the back seat of my truck filled with guns in cases and wrapped in blankets. All made it fine. Just don't speed in Arkansas or they will stop you. The above link should cover the legal side.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:11 PM   #13
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:04 PM   #14
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I moved from TX to KY with all of mine, and the ammo/reloading supplies. Had to stop in WI first, so IL was a distant worry for me. Other than a huge snow storm, it was uneventful. The areas you're traveling through are gun friendly, provided you mind the traffic laws and don't bring attention to yourself. Safe travels.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:28 PM   #15
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When you get to St. Louis make a drive west on I 70 to st Peters stop in at Mikes bait and tackle Mike runs an archery shop with bait and tackle on the side tell him your from Texas and Scott sent ya in he will take good care of you. I moved from Missouri to Texas with a pile of guns 20 years ago and plan to move back in about 6 years with a larger pile of guns.
I'll do that. I went to Summit Archery yesterday and it wasn't bad. I miss Cinammon Creek
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:28 PM   #16
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:30 PM   #17
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I guess so but my family been here since 1866. I feel anchored I guess. Good luck and enjoy your new adventure

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Old 05-21-2017, 09:33 PM   #18
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OK--you can still root for the Cowboys, but you gotta be a Cardinal fan now!
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:36 PM   #19
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Do the speed limit,no drinking,and driving!lol
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:55 PM   #20
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Any NFA firearms other than a suppressor?

If so you must file and receive an approved ATF Form 20 – 5320.20 to transport across state lines.

Also, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri all have CHL reciprocity with Texas.

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Old 05-21-2017, 10:29 PM   #21
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My main concern would be getting them stolen along the way. I would not leave my truck unattended for any reason! Crazy how fast thieves can remove things from a vehicle.
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:40 PM   #22
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My main concern would be getting them stolen along the way. I would not leave my truck unattended for any reason! Crazy how fast thieves can remove things from a vehicle.
My pee breaks will be standing by the door off the road.
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