US DOJ catches a clue - takes 'em two years though...


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Jim March
October 15, 2005, 03:15 AM
Background:

In 1986 Congress passed the "Firearms Owners Protection Act". This was the bill that screwed over the Class3 folks by putting a final cap on full-auto production.

But at least it gave us something halfway useful: a Federal law that says a traveller THROUGH a state with nasty gun control laws whose guns are legal both at the beginning and end of the trip and where the guns are carried unloaded and locked up can't be shafted by law enforcement in the intervening states.

Fr'instance: you're a Virginian travelling to Vermont for moose season or something. An unloaded rifle is in the trunk. New York police can't bust you for not having a New York permit for the rifle.

BUT New York in particular has been ignoring this, at least where airports are concerned.

Which brings us to:

http://www.nysrpa.org/FOPA-DOJltrTSA.pdf

Apparantly by some miracle, both neurons in a bureacrat's head happened to spark off at the same time...after years of waiting of course...

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ctdonath
October 15, 2005, 09:22 AM
Yay!

AirForceShooter
October 15, 2005, 09:41 AM
New York has never paid a bit of attention to this.
People get busted regularly in New York City with weapons in their luggage.
And they will thow your butt in jail and take your weapon.

AFS

Hawkmoon
October 15, 2005, 01:51 PM
Long overdue.

However, it remains to be seen if (a) the TSA wonks will actually convey the message to the NYPD, and (b) if the NYPD will pay any attention whatsoever.

Lupinus
October 15, 2005, 01:57 PM
Not very likly to take on in any big number's and redicules bust's will continue.

LoneStranger
October 15, 2005, 02:39 PM
Busts will continue! Ah, yes, but only until such a time as they get hauled into court, have to return the firearms, and apologize and pay legal fees of those so affected.

Would suggest carrying copies of this letter with along with copies of relevant rules and regs. This allows you to demonstrate that any violation is a willful violation not an innocent violation.

Hawkmoon
October 15, 2005, 03:28 PM
Would suggest carrying copies of this letter with along with copies of relevant rules and regs. This allows you to demonstrate that any violation is a willful violation not an innocent violation.
Roger that.

With the emphasis on copies -- plural. So if the first responding officer "happens" to make the copy you give him/her disappear, you have additional copies to keep handing out as the incident progresses up the line of command.

stevelyn
October 15, 2005, 03:38 PM
I'm glad Don Young is our congresscritter. This probably wouldn't have happened if he wasn't chairman of the House Transportation Committee. :D

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