A pistol in your glove compartment is classified as a hidden weapon. Depending on the state, you can have a round in the chamber or not. It's up to you whether you want it in a holster or not. However, if it's visible, then it's not really hidden anymore is it? Also, be aware that some states do not allow you to have more than one hidden weapon in your vehicle at a time.
Gun laws vary significantly from state to state, but generally, if you are allowed to have a gun in your home state, you can take it with you when you move. You will need to check the local laws for your own situation so there aren't any surprises when police stop you. If you don't want to deal with this now, just make sure you know what the law is where you plan to go so you don't get arrested for having a firearm in your car.
Some states may have additional rules for licensed gun owners. For example, in New York, you must be able to demonstrate that you have a good reason for carrying a gun before police will let you do so in your glove compartment.
The best way to avoid problems with guns and cars is to not have one in your car in the first place!
If there is a handgun in the car, it must be secured in a container, holster, trunk, or storage area such as the glove compartment. It is allowed to conceal a handgun in a car if it is in a holster. The holster must be worn under clothing and secured so that it does not protrude into the aisle of a bus or train station.
Concealed means able to be covered up so that it is not visible. A firearm must be carried in a secure manner to be considered concealed. For example, a gun locked in a drawer would not be considered concealed. A gun on the floor inside the passenger side footwell of a car would be considered concealed.
Holsters are devices used by carriers to contain and carry their firearms. There are many different types of holsters for various purposes. Some examples include: hip holsters, shoulder holsters, cross-draw holsters, and underarm holsters.
The purpose of a holster is to provide security to the weapon by containing it in a protective case when it is not being used and also providing easy access when it is needed. Most holsters will some how restrain the trigger movement of the gun to which they are attached. This prevents accidental discharge while still allowing the carrier to easily reach for his/her weapon if necessary.
Carrying a pistol in a vehicle's glove compartment or console is considered concealed carry. The carrier should be able to reach the firearm without standing up or moving from his/her seat. Carrying a pistol in an upright, accessible location inside the car is not considered good judgment.
The law in most states allows you to carry a concealed weapon if you are at least 18 years old and do not have a criminal record. Some states also allow people who are 21 or older to carry a concealed weapon. In these states, anyone who is willing to meet the legal requirements can carry a concealed handgun. The only people who are prohibited from carrying a concealed weapon are those who are not allowed to carry a visible weapon in public. These include people who are under indictment for a crime, those who have been declared mentally defective, and convicted felons.
In addition to state laws, local ordinances may also require a permit to carry a concealed weapon. If this is the case for you, be sure to know the requirements before you go out shopping with a pistol strapped to your hip. For example, one requirement may be that you complete a training course on how to use firearms safely and effectively.