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Would it be illegal for me to make one in my car and keep a gun in it? I'm not about to bolt a safe in my car and I think I could do something that looked factory.

From what I can tell, it appears to be illegal for means of concealing contraband i.e. drugs and illegal immigrants lol. Guns seem OK.

§ 16-11-112. Vehicles with false or secret compartments

(a) As used in this Code section, the term:

(1) (A) "False or secret compartment" means any enclosure which is integrated into or attached to a vehicle and the purpose of the compartment is to conceal, hide, or prevent discovery by law enforcement officers of:
(i) A person concealed for an unlawful purpose;

(ii) Controlled substances possessed in violation of Article 2 of Chapter 13 of this title; or

(iii) Other contraband.

(B) Examples of "false or secret compartment" may include, but are not limited to:

(i) False, altered, or modified fuel tanks;

(ii) Original factory equipment on a vehicle that has been modified; or

(iii) Any compartment, space, or box that is added or attached to existing compartments, spaces, or boxes of the vehicle.

(2) "Vehicle" includes, but is not limited to, cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, aircraft, helicopters, boats, ships, yachts, and other vessels.

(b) It may be inferred that the accused intended to use a false or secret compartment if a person knowingly has a false or secret compartment which:

(1) Is concealing a person for an unlawful purpose;

(2) Is concealing a controlled substance in violation of Article 2 of Chapter 13 of this title;

(3) Is concealing other contraband;

(4) Shows evidence of the previous concealment of a person for an unlawful purpose;

(5) Shows evidence of the previous concealment of controlled substances in violation of Article 2 of Chapter 13 of this title; or

(6) Shows evidence of the previous concealment of other contraband.

(c) (1) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly own or operate any vehicle containing a false or secret compartment.

(2) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly install, create, build, or fabricate in any vehicle a false or secret compartment.

(3) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly sell, trade, or otherwise dispose of a vehicle which is in violation of this Code section.

(d) Any person who violates this Code section shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than two years, by a fine not to exceed $10,000.00, or both.

(e) Upon the arrest of a person who owns or is operating a vehicle which is in violation of this Code section, if the vehicle is not otherwise subject to forfeiture under other provisions of law, or not determined to be needed to be held as evidence, the law enforcement officer shall seize the license plate and registration for such vehicle and shall issue a citation for violation of this Code section and a temporary license plate for the vehicle. The temporary license plate shall be on a form as prescribed by the state revenue commissioner. The temporary license plate shall be valid for 30 days or until the owner of the vehicle provides verification that such vehicle has been repaired so as to eliminate any violation of this Code section, whichever occurs first. Such vehicle shall be subject to inspection by law enforcement and if it is determined that such vehicle has been repaired, the license plate and registration shall be returned to the owner at such time.
Contraband is drugs, right?

Dictionary.com

con·tra·band(kntr-bnd)
n.
1. Goods prohibited by law or treaty from being imported or exported.
2.
a. Illegal traffic in contraband; smuggling.
b. Smuggled goods.
3. Goods that may be seized and confiscated by a belligerent if shipped to another belligerent by a neutral.
4. An escaped slave during the Civil War who fled to or was taken behind Union lines.
adj.
Prohibited from being imported or exported.
 

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You don't keep illegal migrant workers stashed away in your car?

Must be just me then.



Yeah, contraband is illegal stuff.
 

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Rammstein said:
You don't keep illegal migrant workers stashed away in your car?

Must be just me then.
You've gotta have a meal handy in case your car breaks down, right?
 

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I was thinking that you need someone to change the tires when you get a flat on the side of the road. :cantsay:
 

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Contraband can be just about anything depending on where you are coming from & where you are going. Bring in fruit from outside the country & it can be contraband, or insects or animals. All kind of crap. But if you are not crossing national boundries then all you should have to worry about are drugs most likely.
 

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IIRC under FL law. the existence of a secret compartment is prima facia evidence you intend to smuggle.
 

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Maybe you could install a compartment big enough to put yourself and a Wookie in should the Imperials use a tractor beam to pull you over. The average stormtrooper isn't smart enough to check anyway. They'll have to use a scanning crew instead. May the force be with you.

BTW: As a GFL holder can't we conceal in our vehicle as we see fit?
 

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ber950 said:
IIRC under FL law. the existence of a secret compartment is prima facia evidence you intend to smuggle.
What a fantastic law.

That is like saying if I have a gun it is because I am going to kill someone.
 

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rajl said:
I was thinking that you need someone to change the tires when you get a flat on the side of the road. :cantsay:
Or if you have some lettuce on the side of the road that HAS to be picked.

Or if you break down on the road next to a lumber mill and need a house framed in.

I should stop now.
 
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