My wife and I are planning on taking a year off and taking a Jeep and a camper through all the 48 contiguous states and Alaska and some of Canada.
Living in Florida, I have always had guns and a concealed carry permit. But researching for our upcoming retirement vacation, it seems to me that I might not be able to legally carry firearms on my upcoming expedition.
It seems every state has different laws and licenses. What does a camper from Florida do when he goes to New York or California? Do they leave their guns at home?
I find it hard to believe that all these long hall truckers and recreational vehicle enthusiast are driving around in the wild unprotected.
I am not that paranoid in the city. I rarely ever carry here in Florida. But to be out in the wild, it seems to me that one should have protection available.
I know I could put the gun unloaded and locked up in the camper but I doubt that is legal in all states. What am I going to do with my gun when I go from Nevada to California or Arizona to California or Ohio to New York? I don't want to end up a happy vacation by gong to jail.
I also think it is somewhat irresponsible to go out into the wild and unknown areas without protection.
Does anyone have any advice or information on this matter.
Maybe seeing the USA in a camper is not a good idea.
Even if I wasn't in a camper but traveling and seeing all the sights and areas in the USA, I think one would want protection, If you really want to see things.
If you just want to go see Mount Rushmore and the grand canyon you don't need a gun but if that's all you want to do why waste 10's of thousands of dollars on vehicle and camper, you could just look at pictures of them on the internet.
It would be safer and cheaper to just sit home in front of my computer. But this life might be more than that.
I wish I never brought this trip up to my wife she wants to go. But as a man I have to provide protection and security.
I have not been a camper or outdoors man through out my life. This trip is a bucket list retirement thing.
Is there a difference between carrying a hand gun and a shot gun as far as legality and feasibility?
Any good advice would be appreciated.