transporting ammo

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From this link:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/926A

Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.
(Added Pub. L. 99–360, § 1(a), July 8, 1986, 100 Stat. 766.)

It appears to say if ammo is in a trunk and firearm are in a vehicle it is acceptable. If the vehicle does NOT have two areas (trunk and passenger area like a motor home or SUV) the ammo must be locked in a separate compartment.

Would a locked tool box suffice for this requirement? If you buy ammo at a gun show in another state are there immediate issues? Just looking for opinions.
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Re: transporting ammo

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Locked toolbox sounds good to me. Or a locked suitcase or a locked backpack (zippers locked together), etc
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Re: transporting ammo

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Thanks, Rick.
Son is on business in Florida. Went to a gun show and purchased some 5.56. They are driving and just wanted to give him any info & suggestions I could find. I would think about any effort to "lock" it up should suffice -- but you never know anyone's mood on a given day.
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