A valuable resource for every RVer who carries a firearm, is the “Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States” by J. Scott Kappas (16th edition, 2012, 68 pages, $13.95).
“Many RV owners are unaware that firearm laws, unlike traffic laws, can change radically when traveling from state to state,” said author, RVer and attorney J. Scott Kappas in an e-mail. “The uniformity that exists in most other areas is absent in firearm laws. What is perfectly legal in one state becomes a potential felony in another. The ‘Traveler’s Guide’ acknowledges these inconsistencies by providing RV owners with an easy to read one page state-by-state summary of the laws most useful to the traveler. It helps RV owners avoid some of the basic pitfalls associated with traveling with firearms.”
Kappas added: “The motivation for writing the book came from a trip I took to Massachusetts in the late 80s. Massachusetts mandates one year in prison for violating any of its gun laws. We had a loaded handgun in the glove compartment (perfectly legal in KY). We found out after the trip that in Massachusetts such carry is illegal without a Massachusetts carry license. We could have been arrested a spent a year in prison for something that wasn’t even worth a mention in our home state.”