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Driving north with firearms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DTL, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. DTL

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    I have a friend who splits time between South Carolina and New Jersey. Having heard some unsettling reports of SC plates being profiled as gun runners mostly by Virginia and Maryland HP, he's hesitant to bring his AR & 9mm pistol up with him. So far he's shot at my club as a guest with one or two of mine, but would naturally prefer his own. Anyone with 1st hand accounts or suggestions? Much appreciated.
     
  2. herrwalther

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    Better to leave them home. Jersey and Maryland are some of the least gun friendly states in the country. I will be flying into NJ shortly to visit friends, and I have to leave everything behind.
     
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  3. illinoisburt

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    If your friend is a SC resident, I would be quite careful about bringing a pistol and AR to NJ. Laws pertaining to safe transport do not provide protections for any stops within jurisdictions where the specific firearm (AR), magazine (over 10 rounds), or ammunition (hollowpoints in NJ) may be unlawful. My best advice is check the state police websites for each state you may enter. They usually have a guide for what's allowed and information on safe transport.
     
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    Yeah leave them at home. I almost got arrested in NJ for a taser. While preforming my job duty. Took an hour and a few phone calls for them to let me leave. And I got the gentleman I was looking for. $45,000.00 bond for manufacturing meth. Thought he could run LOL.
     
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    Leave them home! I carry pistols in my car for self defense when I'm traveling. I have a CC permit for Kansas which is reciprocal in many other states. I have a route I occasionally drive from St. Louis to Nashville that takes me across the southern tip of gun-hating Illinois. Even though the odds of getting "caught" in a problem is minute, I'll never take that chance.
     
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  6. DTL

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    Thanks for the input, it is really sad when a law abiding retiree can't transport his legally owned firearm to enjoy range time with me or his police officer son.
     
  7. illinoisburt

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    Btw -- for all the bad rap Illinois gets, it's not an issue driving there with your CC. Perfectly legal to have CC on your person while in the car so long as you have a valid permit from your home state. Without a CC permit you can always transport unloaded in a case in the trunk. They don't have restrictions against specific firearms other than NFA items except in a couple of small bedroom communities in Chicago suburbs so no real concerns about that downstate.
     
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    Should not be a surprise. People who live in NJ or other restrictive places generally understand what is legal to possess based on the steps they have to follow buying one themselves plus what they can see on store shelves. The states do not honor each other's choices on this subject -- hence the whole political mess we hear about all the time. Generally speaking NE and western states are not very gun friendly and are not in the business of welcoming guns from other less restrictive ones.
     
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    Just to confirm, where is this club and what states are we talking about? We have been running on the assumption the discussion is about visiting NJ with firearms.
     
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    It's outrageous actually.
     
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  12. DTL

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    The traveler is SC resident now, has a home there and NJ. He has NJ 10 round mags for his Canik 9mm which he would like to bring up for the months he’s here in New Gulag(my name for Jersey). My range allows me some guest passes that I use for him. I sell him the ammo he shoots each time & lend him a pistol for the day.
     
  13. herrwalther

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    One of my first jobs as a real gun smith was my buddy sent me all his "high capacity" magazines that NJ banned in a large sweep recently. I restricted them to compliance and sent them back. With receipts that the work had been done..semi-competently. He probably spent more on shipping than I charged him. But at least they got done.
     
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    Check out all the states to be travelled through at www.handgunlaw.us. MD, DC, and NJ are known for aggressive enforcement of laws even when traveling through. Ammo can also be a problem. In NJ hollow point ammo is banned. Possession of it is a felony or high grade misdemeanor. A CCW permit means nothing in those states because they have no reciprocity agreements. Personally, I would. Leave the guns home. I visited my daughter in MA a month ago. I had to go through NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA. Nine if the recognize my PA or AZ permits. I left my EDC home.
     
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    I'll have to check that out. Every time I visit family in Missouri, I stop before entry and after exit of Illinois, to place my carry gun in the trunk. I just have to make it 156 miles across I-70. :)
     
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    Does he have any NJ ID?
     
  17. DTL

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    He will have a non-resident NJ FID, yes. I'm aware of the NJ laws having lived here 70 yrs, ammo is not an issue, easily solved locally. Best solution we see is his son or I purchasing a gun he likes under permit, registered to one of us, kept stored in one of our homes for him to use during his months here. He'd still be shooting a "borrowed" pistol but he have exclusive use.
     
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