Fear of COVID-19 panickers and of jails being emptied of prisoners has prompted the Small Business in Transportation Coalition to petition the U.S. Department of Transportation to enforce preemption of Federal gun regulations over state laws.
Many CDL drivers find themselves venturing through or delivering loads in neighborhoods where a bit of personal protection sounds reasonable. But it can be difficult to know when it is and is not legal to carry a firearm on your person or in your cab. Unfortunately, there are many legal layers to be parsed – federal, state, and local – and there is no one, single, universal answer. That said, here is are some broad guidelines that should help truckers in most scenarios.
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