You Might Be Doing 5 Years in Prison for Secret Vehicle Compartments

Here's something to laugh at a little. You know those vehicles that come with lidded floor compartments? Well, it's OK if the manufacturer installed them there, but if you decide to create one yourself, for safely carrying your gun, you might go in jail.
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Pennsylvania is currently considering a bill, going by the name of HB 1537, that will ban false vehicle compartments, by making them a first-degree misdemeanor (punishable with up to 5 years in jail ), due to increasing illegal trafficking of drugs and people.

Any enclosure integrated into a vehicle “that is a modification of the motor vehicle as built by the manufacturer” can be considered a “false or secret compartment”.

Now comes the funny part – Moreover, the secret compartments would be considered illegal if there's an “intent” to use them for a crime. So you might be simply carrying your family jewels across the state in such a compartment so thieves won't find them while resting at a motel and its the officers, prosecutors and juries' job to determine if it's legal or not.

Or you might buy a vehicle with a secret compartment of which you had no idea, pulled over and immediately get arrested because you seem to look like traffic lord for that.
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