What is a “public highway” for purposes of the regulations?

The term "highway" is defined in 27 CFR 555.11 as "any public street, public alley, or public road, including a privately financed, constructed, or maintained road that is regularly and openly traveled by the general public." Privately financed, constructed, or maintained roads that are not regularly or openly traveled by the general public do not fall within the meaning of the term and would, therefore, be exempt from table of distance requirements. [27 CFR 555.11: definition of "highway"] (See also ATF Ruling 2005–2)

Last Reviewed February 11, 2016