National Truckers Carrying Guns? Still a Taboo Topic

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  1. Joe Link

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    I wholeheartedly support the idea.
     
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  3. MadDuner

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    There should be a Nationally recognized CCW permit process in place for those truckers to protect themselves. Yes, perform the required background checks as required by law, but make it 50-state legal. They should be able to be "secure" in what for many of them is their home on wheels.
     
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    Wouldn't it be nice if private citizens had the same rights?
     
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    Well of course!
     
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    I can't imagine being an unarmed truck driver. Many of the industrial areas border shady parts of town.
     
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    In the face of no permit, I'd have to come up with something outside the box!
    Judged by twelve or carried by six!
     
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    Yep, exactly. When I was in college I carried despite the fact that I could get expelled (it wasn't illegal, just against school policy).
     
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    I carried when I drove locally. It was my own truck and my life is worth more than any law a bunch of liberals made..
     
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    I drove an oxygen truck years ago - my boss knew I had a gun, and didn't care, as long as I used it legally. In fact, when we had a local nutjob decide to wander in the warehouse while I was gone, there were three ladies from the office with various light pistols, one driver with his 45 ACP, and the owners son with a shotgun! Loser went bye-bye Very fast, from what I was told. Company folded 20 years ago after the owner went nuts.
     
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    A nationwide reciprocity bill for ALL licensees is currently in the works of congress. Few people are holding their breath though, nor should they. Our elected representatives ability to get anything positive done in recent years has earned them an approval rating just slightly better than hemoroids. A well deserved reputation IMHO.

    AZ remains the gold standard of CCWs being recognized in 38 states for residents. Most states have different laws though so it be hooves us to learn the laws of every place we choose to carry. Often cities, counties, etc... Have conflicting regs as well. AZ has an anti-preemption law preventing this; the law remains the same anywhere in-state. I feel AZ remains the friendliest of states for 2nd Amendment proponents. Despite the efforts of refugees from states like California trying to change this.

    Personally I try my best to avoid places that won't honor my CCW. I also back this up with my wallet, doing my best not to support financially anyone propagating unconstitutional policy.

    For now, my heart goes out to truckers having to pull over before state lines to lock up their guns. let's hope the new administration changes that for all of us sometime soon.
     
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    For truckers it's more than just a CCW thing. Instate its up to you and your employer but across state lines and it becomes a federal offense.[ even if you have permits in both states.] I'll have to look it up but its was written into some obscure transportation bill. DR
     
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    All I know is guns and CB radios, especially ones with big kickers don't mix well.
     
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    The bad thing, I mean very bad thing is, if you got dispatched to Canada and had to get rid of your gun. WTF. They don't like handguns in the hands of anybody, unless you live there and follow the rules.. (LAWS)
     
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    I don't know much about trucking but hopefully you'd get some advanced notice for international travel!
     
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    Normally you would, BUT, only some drivers can get into Canada because of their past. If a load is dispatched to a driver who can't, you might get the load. I did heavy haul and would get to go to some of the provinces regularly. I carried an ASP and hoped I didn't get caught with that.
     
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    Ah, that makes sense!
     
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    When I had to go into Canada, I'd find the nearest gunsmith and have my gun "Cleaned". And for a small fee I'd pick it up the next day or two. DR
     
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    Great idea!
     

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