Do you know the legalities of traveling with a firearm? While your driver’s license is uniformly valid across the nation, concealed carry permits vary from state to state. Worse yet, illegally carrying a firearm can put you in serious legal trouble, including confiscation of your weapon or jail time, even if you didn’t know you were doing anything wrong.

In this short video, Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski goes over the United States Concealed Carry Association’s Concealed Carry Reciprocity and State Gun Laws map. This incredible resource helps Americans know local laws when traveling with their firearms. Access this free interactive map on your mobile device, laptop or home computer. You can even download a convenient app to stay abreast of crucial state gun law information while on the go.

Important Points in This Video About Traveling With Firearms

00:17 Potential problems may arise from non-uniform concealed carry reciprocity

01:30 The interactive USCCA Concealed Carry Reciprocity and Gun Laws by State map is available at USCCA.com/Laws and as a mobile app

02:46 Using the state gun laws app to plan a road trip

03:53 Flying with a firearm

05:33 Concealed carry laws are complex and vary by state

06:39 Permitless carry may not apply to other states

07:50 Traits of a responsibly armed American

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