Originally Posted by Engineer Guy
One reason I got my CCW Permit some Years ago was because covering a Weapon with a Jacket on the Seat; putting it in the Glove Box or Console; or even having it in a Case are considered 'Concealed'. To avoid all that, and to not have to think about it, I got my CCW.
Engineer Guy has the right idea. If you are going to travel with a gun, get A CCW permit, and then you have protection against some (not all) of the gotchas or gun restrictions.
After reading this thread, I researched the laws of the states I plan to go to on my next trip. I found a case where a person was jailed for taking a nap while passing through New Jersey with a hangun in his car. The Federal law that allowed him to transport the gun through the state apparrently did not allow him to take a nap when he got tired. As a result of this research, I will not be carrying on my upcoming trip. The State of NJ appears to me to be a greater potential threat than the criminals who my gun is intended to protect against.