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.
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