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My sister-in-law is getting married this summer so my family and I will be taking a road trip up there for the wedding. I know my GWL doesn't reciprocate with NY, so I can't carry on my person. But I was wondering if I may still legally take my pistol with me for the trip? (keep in the vehicle while driving, keep in the hotel room, etc.)

What's the skinny on doing this?
 

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No, sorry, can't do it legally.
New York State bans pistol possession even by visitors, even unloaded vehicle carry, even keeping the gun in your home and never seeing the light of day.
You have to have a New York State pistol carry license.
No reciprocity.
And no "safe passage" or "just traveling through" exception will apply if you STOP and STAY for a while in New York.

Long guns are not restricted this way in New York State, but the City is different and they also forbid long guns without a license. And you'll never qualify to get a license as a tourist / visitor / nonresident.
 

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No, sorry, can't do it legally.
New York State bans pistol possession even by visitors, even unloaded vehicle carry, even keeping the gun in your home and never seeing the light of day.
You have to have a New York State pistol carry license.
No reciprocity.
And no "safe passage" or "just traveling through" exception will apply if you STOP and STAY for a while in New York.

Long guns are not restricted this way in New York State, but the City is different and they also forbid long guns without a license. And you'll never qualify to get a license as a tourist / visitor / nonresident.
And that's the GOOD news... :D
 

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New York is such a safe, happy place why whatever would you need a gun for my dear sir? :Nunchaku:

You can just politely ask someone to stop mugging you and they will surely comply with your wishes. :screwy:
 

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Hence, the reason I got the Connecticut Concealed Permit. Not only was I travelling to Connecticut, I am legal on the other side, so specifically I can travel with them...
 

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You have two choices don't go or don't carry a gun. This is why my sister knows its very unlikely I will come visit her in NJ.
 

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You have two choices don't go or don't carry a gun. This is why my sister knows its very unlikely I will come visit her in NJ.
Is NJ really as bad as NY in this regard?
 

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NJ is worse than New York STATE (as a whole, not the city, which is sorta like the sceptic tank of NYS). Where in NY are you headed?

If it is near a border state, you could stay in that state, and not bring handgun into NY. VT you would be good to go if you are legal in home state. CT is easy fto get non-res license, but you should start now. training requirement. if you travel THROUGH ny to either of them, stay NOT in ny, and leave handgun in state you stay in...it could be done. DON'T drive through NJ or NYC though. Just way too much headache (and not worht it anyways).

as EJR (?) said, long guns are not under same restrcitions, but you may not have one loaded in the car. Loaded = gun uncase, ammo not locked up, etc. (Think Komifornia)
Glad to help. Wanna stay now? No!? I don't blame you!
 
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