Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Driving through New York State

Discussion in 'Legal' started by SkinnyGrey, Jan 26, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. SkinnyGrey

    SkinnyGrey Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    243
    Location:
    New York and Connecticut.
    I was gonna go to the range this weekend in Connecticut and then go pick up my friend in New York State. However, I was wondering if I could go straight from the range to my friend's house in New York with my rifle in the car and pick up my friend and then head back to Connecticut?
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. springfield30-06

    springfield30-06 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    387
    Location:
    NY
    First of all, what type of rifle is it?
     
  3. SkinnyGrey

    SkinnyGrey Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    243
    Location:
    New York and Connecticut.
    either a savage bolt action 308 or an ar-15.
     
  4. JohnD13

    JohnD13 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    NY
    Your long gun is not a problem except for the New York city area. Unloaded and in the trunk won't get you in any trouble.
     
  5. springfield30-06

    springfield30-06 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    387
    Location:
    NY
    NY State has an 'Assault Weapons Ban' which is modeled after the expired Federal ban. Be careful with the AR-15... Transporting it through may not be a problem but I'm not exactly sure of the rules on transporting it through NY State.
     
  6. SkinnyGrey

    SkinnyGrey Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    243
    Location:
    New York and Connecticut.
    How about a handgun?
     
  7. birddog

    birddog Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,049
    Location:
    Western NY state
    There is no provision for an out-of-stater to travel through NY with a handgun. No peaceable journey laws here, and no recognition of other states' handgun permits.

    Rifle won't cause you any problems.

    Proceed with caution.
     
  8. LemmyCaution

    LemmyCaution Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    890
    Other than FOPA. However, NY sees FOPA as an affirmative defense against prosecution, and will arrest you and make you straighten it out in court.

    That said, if you're compliant with FOPA's provisions, a cop would need a warrant or your permission to search the vehicle in order to find an 'illegal' handgun.

    Personally, I'd stick with the bolt gun. Unless your AR is ban compliant. The bolt gun will have no problems.

    ETA: Actually, you would not be FOPA compliant by definition, as your friend's house is the destination of your trip. FOPA requires the start and end points of a trip to be places where you can legally possess the firearm.

    The bolt gun is still fine. Leave the others at home.
     
  9. springfield30-06

    springfield30-06 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    387
    Location:
    NY
    Yea, I'd say that's the best advice. Bring your Savage .308 bolt action rifle. If I were not from NY, wouldn't even attempt to drive through NY state with a handgun. The AR could get iffy if it's not AWB complaint.
     
  10. rajb123

    rajb123 member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Messages:
    892
    I was at a NY gun shop last weekend and they were selling so-called assault rifles. As a NY resident, I was not aware of any NY assault weapon ban.
     
  11. LemmyCaution

    LemmyCaution Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    890
    You should become aware of this:

    I have no doubt that your local gun shop was selling some firearms. I seriously doubt that they were firearms that failed the criteria of the law quoted above.

    Whether or not the OP's AR15 is NYS ban compliant is between him and his lawyer.

    As such, I'm not going to advise him that the situation is anything less than very complicated for a CT resident, and that it might be best to leave the AR at home.
     
  12. Greg528iT

    Greg528iT Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,220
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page