I want to preface this as a Tarheel, your own locale May be different….
Here in my AO, carrying a loaded carbine in a car is not legal. Yes dear deer hunter, even you who transports your thuty thuty from home to field loaded up for Bambi is subject to run afoul of Johnny Law. While there are some among us who don’t give a rat’s tail about that fact, it remains a possibility that carrying a fighting carbine that is ready to rock in your veh is possibly going to catch you a case.
Why would you want to have a rifle cartridge weapon in your car you may be asking….”because handguns are for fighting your way back to your rifle, the one you shouldn’t have put down in the first place” -Clint Smith
In today’s climate, a carbine in your car just makes sense. Stored in a nondescript bag like a softball bat bag or tennis bag in your trunk or behind your pickup seat, it brings a level of capability not available in handguns.