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Have been trying to find which states its legal to carry a bug and which states it would be against the law .. haven't been successful .. I have a P238 Sig and want to carry it as a back up while carrying my Beretta when we travel this summer !!

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I can in Arizona.

Gary's site is a great start:

Handgunlaw.us

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As far as I know, New Mexico is the only state I can think of that only allows carrying one gun concealed at a time. It's been a while since I've read that, so things may have changed.

As eb07 posted, Handgunlaw.us is probably the best resource for travellers, or anyone, really, who carry guns.
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I can in Arizona.

Gary's site is a great start:

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Even Gary's site doesn't list it .. was the first place I looked ..
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Even Gary's site doesn't list it .. was the first place I looked ..
Yeah you have to click on the links on the state sites and read the laws.
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New Mexico is the only state that only allows for the carrying of one concealed handgun with a valid permit. You can conceal one and open carry 500 of them if you wish but only one concealed. It states that on the New Mexico page at Handgunlaw.us The problem is there is no site that answers even 1% of all questions concerning the carrying of firearms that people have. Sometimes you have to dig and read a lot and even then there is not an answer for the question!!
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I also have only found New Mexico allowing only one. I carry Two all the time. I’m always on the lookout for this info.
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New Mexico is the only state that only allows for the carrying of one concealed handgun with a valid permit. You can conceal one and open carry 500 of them if you wish but only one concealed. It states that on the New Mexico page at Handgunlaw.us The problem is there is no site that answers even 1% of all questions concerning the carrying of firearms that people have. Sometimes you have to dig and read a lot and even then there is not an answer for the question!!
Thanks Gary .. Have looked at the Illinois Law and can't find any plural use of a gun all singular .. gun verses guns .. other states are the same .. No clear definition on if you are allowed to or not ..
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I also have only found New Mexico allowing only one. I carry Two all the time. Iím always on the lookout for this info.
I am also .. and wife and I want to do some traveling by car
this summer .. and want to keep a low profile and to make sure
I'm not breaking any laws ..

And would like to keep my BUG (Sig P238) on my body most of the time in an ankle holster ..
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That is because New Mexico is the only state to put it in writing that yo can only carry one firearm concealed.

Link to below Admin Rule: 10.8.2 NMAC

10.8.2.16 Terms and Conditions of License:

A. Carrying only handguns listed on license. No person shall carry a concealed handgun of a different category or higher caliber than is indicated on the license issued to that person by the department. A licensee shall only carry one (1) concealed handgun at any given time
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Are there any challenges to 2 gun carry by any of the states ???
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NC is only one at a time also.
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Correct me if I'm wrong however unless a state law specifically prohibits the carry of more than one concealed handgun at the same time the default would be that it's not prohibited. Laws are affirmative, they tell us what we can or cannot do. The absence of a law does not indicate prohibition, yes?

I would agree references to concealed carry of a "gun" in the singular might be an issue, however states that do not prohibit multiple carry issue a "concealed weapon" permit, should we interpret that use of the singular to mean only one at a time?
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Would like to see the NC Statute or NC Administrative Rule that states you can only carry one firearm. dsf is correct. No Law stating it is illegal means it is legal. The singular and not the plural does not make the plural illegal.
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A. Carrying only handguns listed on license. No person shall carry a concealed handgun of a different category or higher caliber than is indicated on the license issued to that person by the department.
OK, this might be a little off topic, but...

What is a different category? Revolver vs Semi-auto?

What is a "higher" caliber? Would that be carrying a .45 when you have a 9mm on the license? Would carrying a 9mm be OK if your license says .45?
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In NM, if you want to carry a revolver, you have to qualify with one. If you want to carry a semi auto, you must qualify with one. If you want to carry either, you have to qualify with both. You can carry the caliber you qualify with with or any smaller caliber in that type. You cannot carry a larger caliber than you qualify with. While living there, I qualifed with a .45 caliber revolver and a .45 caliber semi auto. So I could carry that caliber or any smaller caliber in either type. I couldn't have legally (or illegally! LOL!) carried a .50 caliber. And if I qualified with one type, I could not have carried the other.
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NC is only one at a time also.
Thank you. Thatís only the second State I have herd allows only one. When I go to Florida for the Winter I used to take I-77. Last year I changed to I-75. I guess Iíll keep using I-75.
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What's the rational in New Mexico........ Billy the Kid?
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Where did you get this information?
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All of them . . .
Last summer, the wife and I left Arizona, went to Northern New York, over to Maine, down to Florida and back here to Arizona with the Colt 1911 Government Model. We had no problems along the way by using correct and proper driving practices. The trip lasted a month and a half.
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Nope . . .

R. HOW MANY HANDGUNS AM I AUTHORIZED TO CARRY CONCEALED AT
ANY ONE TIME WHILE I HAVE A VALID CONCEALED HANDGUN
PERMIT?

ANSWER: North Carolina law does not restrict the number of handguns that may be carried by a concealed handgun permittee. Therefore, the permittee may carry as many handguns as he/she is comfortable carrying.

http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/32344299...-gun-Laws.aspx

Edit: Unless this has changed since 2015 . . .
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Gary Slider and tops: The best I can remember was from a CHP class I took years ago and it appears the instructor was wrong or I remembered incorrectly.

I'm sorry for spreading bad info

But I found this and while it's not a statute it explains the interpretation of the statute.

R. HOW MANY HANDGUNS AM I AUTHORIZED TO CARRY CONCEALED AT
ANY ONE TIME WHILE I HAVE A VALID CONCEALED HANDGUN
PERMIT?
ANSWER: North Carolina law does not restrict the number of handguns that may be
carried by a concealed handgun permittee. Therefore, the permittee may
carry as many handguns as he/she is comfortable carrying.

Lifted from: http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/32344299...-gun-Laws.aspx

That was from 2015.
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I am also .. and wife and I want to do some traveling by car
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And would like to keep my BUG (Sig P238) on my body most of the time in an ankle holster ..
Since you have advance planning time, I would contact the appropriate state agencies where you will be traveling and find out. If they are CA, NY, NJ and the other usual suspects, fuggetaboutit .
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I am legal in all the States I care to visit.

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