Peaceable Journey Act
The laws governing the legal use, storage, carrying and transporting of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the United States of America as of 5/17/2013. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the United States legislation at uscode.house.gov. If you have any specific questions concerning the transport of firearms through any state, American Firearms Training recommends contacting an attorney.
United States Code Title 18, Section 926A Interstate transportation of firearms
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.
Though this is a federal law, it may not always be honored in certain states and localities. It has been advised to carry a copy of the, United States Code Title 18, Section 926A, in one’s vehicle when traveling with firearms in or through any state. AFT advises contacting an attorney if you have specific questions with regards to the transport of firearms in, or through any state.
You can find a copy of United States Code Title 18, Section 926A here uscode.house.gov.