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Old 12-18-2017, 08:02 PM
 
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Ok so I am almost 16 and will be getting a truck soon. I have an old double barrel shotgun that I would like to keep in my truck so that my nephew and nieces don't see it(they are all the ages of 1-3) but that's not gonna be the problem. I drive a lot to my family's home up in northern Oklahoma especially to hunt in the fall and winter. I'll have to drive for a couple hours so I need to know if I can legally keep a unloaded shotgun on a rack in my truck while I drive. And if I need to have a license to keep it in the truck since I'm only gonna be 16. P.S. I live in southern Oklahoma.
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Ok so I am almost 16 and will be getting a truck soon. I have an old double barrel shotgun that I would like to keep in my truck so that my nephew and nieces don't see it(they are all the ages of 1-3) but that's not gonna be the problem. I drive a lot to my family's home up in northern Oklahoma especially to hunt in the fall and winter. I'll have to drive for a couple hours so I need to know if I can legally keep a unloaded shotgun on a rack in my truck while I drive. And if I need to have a license to keep it in the truck since I'm only gonna be 16. P.S. I live in southern Oklahoma.
Check your State laws about guns and minors. Search for the local NRA class instructor, and he or she will point you in the right direction. More than likely you would have to be 18 years old, but I could be wrong.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:29 AM
 
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Even if you can legally do this, remember that you will also be creating an attraction for thieves. Are you ready for the possibility that some criminal will break into your truck just to grab your gun? Use it for who knows what? Also check your insurance liability....there may be premium consequences for carrying firearms on drives when they are not being used. Whatever you do, NEVER NEVER NEVER forget to check that it is unloaded every time you drive with it. There have been more than a few fatalities from loaded guns carried in truck racks. Gun gets dragged out of the rack while someone stands in the vehicle doorway, trigger snags on the rack, someone gets shot point blank.
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Ok so I am almost 16 and will be getting a truck soon. I have an old double barrel shotgun that I would like to keep in my truck so that my nephew and nieces don't see it(they are all the ages of 1-3) but that's not gonna be the problem. I drive a lot to my family's home up in northern Oklahoma especially to hunt in the fall and winter. I'll have to drive for a couple hours so I need to know if I can legally keep a unloaded shotgun on a rack in my truck while I drive. And if I need to have a license to keep it in the truck since I'm only gonna be 16. P.S. I live in southern Oklahoma.
I would say no you cannot keep it in a rack, based on the below.
Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Oklahoma | Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Last updated November 16, 2017.
Oklahoma prohibits a child (person under age 18) from possessing any firearm except for participation in hunting animals, hunter safety classes, education and training in the safe use and handling of firearms, target shooting, or skeet, trap or other sporting events or competitions (provided the child is not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms).1
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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In Illinois, you need to have a FOID card...yes, the state actually makes you register as a gun owner. And for a 16 year old to get a FOID card is dang near impossible.
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:42 AM
 
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Ok so I am almost 16 and will be getting a truck soon. I have an old double barrel shotgun that I would like to keep in my truck so that my nephew and nieces don't see it(they are all the ages of 1-3) but that's not gonna be the problem. I drive a lot to my family's home up in northern Oklahoma especially to hunt in the fall and winter. I'll have to drive for a couple hours so I need to know if I can legally keep a unloaded shotgun on a rack in my truck while I drive. And if I need to have a license to keep it in the truck since I'm only gonna be 16. P.S. I live in southern Oklahoma.
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I would say no you cannot keep it in a rack, based on the below.
Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Oklahoma | Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Last updated November 16, 2017.
Oklahoma prohibits a child (person under age 18) from possessing any firearm except for participation in hunting animals, hunter safety classes, education and training in the safe use and handling of firearms, target shooting, or skeet, trap or other sporting events or competitions (provided the child is not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms).1
Seems like as long as there is a Hunting License to prove possession for hunting purposes, this wouldn't be an issue.

Far as keeping the weapon in a rack... No.

Do what I do with my truck guns.

I have Cable locks. I found a great spot to hide them #1, and #2 there are grommets in the floor that I removed to run a cable lock through around the frame rail back through the floor, through the lower receiver and upper receiver. with the bolt locked back.
In a pump action or semi auto shot gun just lock the bolt back. Double barrel... maybe through the trigger guard and open the breech and go around the receiver under the barrels... Unless all it takes is a screw driver to remove the trigger guard.

A thief will have to be hard at it for a while to get a weapon out of either of my trucks...
First they have to find it. Then they have to mess with 1/2 inch steel cable...
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: The South
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Ah, for the good old days. In the late 50’s when I went to high school, every kid that was lucky enough to have a pickup to drive to school had a rack with a rifle or shotgun visible.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Ah, for the good old days. In the late 50ís when I went to high school, every kid that was lucky enough to have a pickup to drive to school had a rack with a rifle or shotgun visible.
Yeah. I've had the over the seat racks in my trucks for years and don't use them. In Maryland I could be cited, and my shotgun(s) confiscated if I get stopped and the guns aren't cased. Even then they'll get me for not having the shells in a separate locked box.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:38 AM
 
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As a 16-year old, you cannot legally possess (as in keep in your truck without an adult also in the truck) a shotgun at all. If you are out hunting, I guess it would be okay, but remember, a drive to your relatives home does not constitute a hunting trip. Also, I'm assuming you are in school, it is illegal for anyone to have a gun on school property anywhere in the US as far as I know (some colleges excepted where concealed carry is legal).
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Old 12-19-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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Possession on school property laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so a blanket statement cannot be made.
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