57. No person may, while in or on an aircraft, a vehicle, including a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails, or a trailer hauled by a vehicle, (1) have in his possession
(a) an armed crossbow whose string is taut and connected to the firing mechanism;
(b) a firearm having an unfired cartridge in the chamber, magazine or charger if the latter is attached to the firearm or, in the case of a muzzle-loading firearm, having powder and a projectile in the chamber and a cap in the barrel sleeve or powder in the pan; or
(c) an air rifle having a projectile in the chamber, magazine or charger if the latter is attached to the air rifle, and, except in the case of a pre-charged air rifle, if a cylinder containing compressed air is attached to the air rifle or if the piston is armed;
(2) discharge a firearm, air rifle, bow or crossbow from the aircraft, vehicle or trailer; or
(3) be in possession of an unloaded firearm, unloaded air rifle, bow or unarmed crossbow at night, unless it is in a closed case or placed in the trunk of the vehicle or the hold of the aircraft.
The first paragraph does not apply to a person who is authorized by law to be in possession of a firearm by reason of his office or duties.
1983, c. 39, s. 57; 1986, c. 109, s. 12; 1992, c. 15, s. 9; 2021, c. 24, s. 32112021, c. 24, s. 32122021, c. 24, s. 3213a.