2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Monday, June 13, 2011

You gotta watch what you buy online…

Caveat Emptor – Latin for “buyer beware”

Saw this product for sale on Gunlistings.org today.  The devise is marketed as allowing you to place a gun where you want it to be accessible.  It does not look to be very sophisticated or made from the highest quality materials or is a very finely finished product, but then again the guy is only selling them for $20 and that is probably an honest price with parts and labor factored in. Don’t want to begrudge the guy trying to make a honest dollar but this following pic from his website that was in his add for Ohio is just wrong…

 

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In Ohio, any weapon carried in a holster in a vehicle by a licensed CCW holder must be carried on their person, not as shown.  As silly as it seems it is fine to have them banging around inside a glove box as long as its closed but in a holster with trigger guard coverage as shown under the dash is illegal.  From the State of Ohio Attorney Generals CCW handbook in the section that pertains to CCW in a vehicle…

“The loaded handgun is in a holster secured on the person”

Instead of being jerk and doing the entire posting hate thing like I have complained about before going on these buy/sell boards, I simply emailed the poster pointing out his mistake.  I did not recognize the area code he had on his site and found out it was from Missouri.  I figured that they probably rock and rolled a different way down there and that was legal in his state.  I pointed out the violation and suggested that he change pictures to avoid any trouble down the road.  He politely responded and thanked me for the information.  See, civility does work on those sites folks.

Bottom line, if you buy something online its YOUR responsibility to ensure that it is legal to own in your area.  Obvious items are high cap mags in California and other places which most people seem to already known.  Other less obvious things may be a wallet holster that converts your mouse gun to a AOW according to the BATF.  I know of one manufacturer on YouTube that claims theirs does not and says that they have an ATF letter to prove it, but others out there might not be so on the level. Anyway, you get pulled over or stopped with one of these and jailed its on you, not the manufacturer.

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