Keeping arms in "other residence"


April 28, 2011, 10:00 AM
Hello, I have been wondering what are my options for keeping arms in my other residence in the south.

Any advice on storage or whether or not to do this? I'd rather be able to have something there, plus for range time while I'm there. :)

I appreciate all your input, Thanks!

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April 28, 2011, 10:21 AM
Despite the fact that I do everything gun-related (and everything-else related) in 100% accordance with the law, I too am not a big fan of having all my eggs in one basket, if you catch my drift.

April 28, 2011, 10:40 AM
I don't see anything illegal about it federally (take that with a grain of salt, I'm by no means a lawyer and could be wrong about this). As long as you own the second residence I don't think there would be a problem with keeping guns there. However, if you're planning on buying them in the state with your other residence, that's a whole different issue...

As you're in NY, I'd try and find out about any laws that say you must have guns registered to you on hand. (I don't know if there's any validity to this statement, but I would expect if they ever searched your home they would wonder where the missing guns were.) If there's not a law reflecting that, I'd say you're good legally.

Then you just need to make sure you have a good safe at your other residence and make time to come down and check on them occasionally. Personally I'd probably set the guns up as if they were going to be in storage for a while if they're in a completely different state (ie: unloaded, clean, nice coat of oil to prevent rust etc.) instead of having them all loaded and chambered, ready to go. That's just personal preference though. I do (on occasion) keep my defensive guns loaded while stored in the safe.

April 28, 2011, 11:15 AM
Get a good safe, bolt it in, use some form of dehumidifier and rust preventative. If you can hide the safe, even better

April 29, 2011, 07:33 AM
Thanks, it's off to hot and humid FL very soon. :)

April 29, 2011, 11:24 AM
I have a little cabin in an adjoining state. I keep several firearms there. Never give it a moment's thought. No crazy limitations on which of my possessions I can keep on my property. I'm fortunate to reside in an area that's still America. ;)

April 29, 2011, 04:09 PM
That is why Florida has Non-resident CCW permits. There are a lot of snowbirds that go to FL or AZ temporarily. I have a cousin that has a second house in AZ, and he and his wife live there maybe 6 months out of the year.

Anyway. How to keep your weapons? Purchase a good gun safe, build it in where it will not be visible to a burgler or other guest. Don't tell anyone (other than family) that you have one, where it is, or how to get into it.

Make sure you keep up the dehumidifier gel packs and also make sure you cook the moisture back out of them every time you come back and open the safe. Don't let the gel packs touch anything metal.

April 29, 2011, 07:46 PM
Just watch out for rust!

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