So, I considered it common knowledge that New Jersey is exceedingly difficult to bring a gun if you are visiting. An acquaintance mentioned that he was going to NJ on business. When I commented about leaving the gun at home, he was under the impression that he could have the gun unloaded, encased in the trunk, and separate from the ammunition. He was not misreading FOPA; he is not traveling through NJ. His destination is NJ. I thought it was common knowledge that a NJ resident had severe restrictions on traveling in the state with a handgun, and out-of-state residents pretty much just can't carry a handgun in any way. His point of reference was this website: http://www.njsp.org/firearms/transport-firearm.shtml This is the official page of the New Jersey State Police, which you would hope would have accurate information. When reading the information from the NJ state police, they clearly differentiate traveling through NJ as being regulated differently than traveling into NJ (presumably with NJ as the destination). But by reading the page, an ignorant non-resident might think they can safely keep a gun in the car trunk while visiting (i.e., stopping and sleeping over) in NJ. Until I read that page, I was 99% sure that doing that would be a crime in NJ because everyone pretty much has to have a government permission slip just to possess a gun in NJ. The NRA-ILA and Handgunlaw.us New Jersey pages seem to agree with what I have always thought. Am I wrong, or is the New Jersey State Police website very misleading in regard to a visitor possessing a handgun in NJ? It looks like to me that the first section explains how a "permitted" person can transport a firearm in New Jersey, but leaves out the onerous requirements of how a person gets permitted.