Transporting a loaded magazine in a vehicle without CHL

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Transporting a loaded magazine in a vehicle without CHL

Postby tunnelvision » Tue May 01, 2018 8:17 am

Hi everyone,

New to CHL and first post here. I haven't seen this specific question asked here, and please forgive me if I missed it.

I conceal carry but my wife does not have a CHL (she's not a gun person and doesn't plan on carrying). Typically my wife will use my car to run errands. I never leave my firearm there, I always bring it in the house and carry on me. My question is about a spare magazine that I keep in the center console of my car. I always keep a loaded spare magazine there. Is it in any way illegal for her to transport a loaded magazine in that location of the vehicle, without the actual firearm in the car?

I suppose I could boil my question down to - is it legal for a person without CHL to transport a loaded magazine inside a vehicle? Again, no actual firearm is present.
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Re: Transporting a loaded magazine in a vehicle without CHL

Postby JustaShooter » Tue May 01, 2018 1:41 pm

Perfectly legal in Ohio.

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Re: Transporting a loaded magazine in a vehicle without CHL

Postby Col Duke » Wed May 02, 2018 9:46 am

JustaShooter wrote:Perfectly legal in Ohio.

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Legal yes, but I would bet there is a fair chance the driver of the car will be hassled and maybe the car searched if the mag is seen during a traffic stop. The odds of this happening probably increase if the LEO is OSHP.
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Re: Transporting a loaded magazine in a vehicle without CHL

Postby tunnelvision » Wed May 02, 2018 12:18 pm

Col Duke wrote:
Legal yes, but I would bet there is a fair chance the driver of the car will be hassled and maybe the car searched if the mag is seen during a traffic stop. The odds of this happening probably increase if the LEO is OSHP.


Thank you, good point. I purposely placed it in the center console where there are no documents or any other reason to open it during a traffic stop, so odds of that mag being seen during a traffic stop are slim to none. But point taken. I've already instructed my wife to just politely inform the officer that she's driving a vehicle that's registered to a CHL holder and there are no firearms present.
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Re: Transporting a loaded magazine in a vehicle without CHL

Postby k3m1c6 » Thu May 03, 2018 2:25 pm

I had my wife get her license even though she does not carry just to be safe.
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Re: Transporting a loaded magazine in a vehicle without CHL

Postby pirateguy191 » Thu May 03, 2018 3:49 pm

k3m1c6 wrote:I had my wife get her license even though she does not carry just to be safe.


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