One word for the OP: punctuation.
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In NY state there are the written laws by the legislature and then interpretations by licensing bureau. In Nassau County (Long Island) there is a handbook specific to the county license holders. New York state authorizes concealed carry; however, the courts have upheld the ability for licensing officers to place restrictions on the concealed carry. Additionally, a licensing officer has full discretion to revoke your permit and thereby making it illegal to even touch a firearm in NY state. Therefore, they can seize all your pistols. So basically they can do whatever they want and make you comply with any of their rules or take your guns away. Below is info from Nassau county.
Duties and responsibilities of a Pistol Licensee include, but are not limited to:
1. A pistol licensee is authorized to possess only the firearm(s) listed on the license.
2. A pistol licensee must be in possession of the pistol license at all times while
carrying a firearm. The firearm carried must be registered on the pistol license.
3. Your handgun should be secured at all times. There are many levels of security, ranging from a trigger lock to a safe. Access should be limited to the licensee only. If you maintain more than one residence, your handgun(s) must be secured at your Nassau County residence, unless you take your handgun(s) with you and
you are legally able to possess them in your other residence.
4. A pistol licensee must safeguard firearms at all times, and must keep firearms
away from unauthorized persons, especially children. Firearms are to be stored in a locked receptacle, preferably a safe or metal box permanently attached to a structure. Access must be limited to the licensee and the person designated by the licensee on the application as the person responsible to safeguard the firearm.
5. A pistol licensee shall not leave firearms in a motor vehicle, even temporarily, or any other place where an unauthorized person might have access to them.
Scott- thanks, that is very informative.
I think it's overly restrictive and leaves out the fact that someone "accessing" a locked vehicle that is not their own is committing criminal acts. It's not just being "unauthorized."
What if you have a safe in your vehicle? Is that allowable under #4?
It sure would be simpler if there was just a simple law like, I don't know, "Carry what you want, where you want, any way you want, just don't use it illegally!"
Hey, maybe I should run for president, that could be my platform!
No, they are pretty strict. They changed rules recently. I have a "target" permit where I can carry to and from the range. You used to be able to make stops, like coffee or gas. The licensing bureau changed their minds, updated the handbook, which you are responsible to know about, and banned any intermediary stops with the loaded gun. Leaving it in the car and having it stolen would probably result in a revocation of a license. I still haven't figured out how a police chief can make arbitrary changes without elected officials consent.
I remember in the past reading a couple of state laws that do NOT allow leaving a "loaded" gun in an unattended vehicle.
I cannot say who or where now, but I did think N.C. was one of them. '
Many have changed so many laws since then, it may or may not still exist, because that's been a couple of years from when I read it.
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These regulations remind me of what my State does when the voters force them to pass an issue they don't like. After passing it they instantly put so many regulations on it so as to make it nearly impossible to be used. That way they can say they gave us what we demanded. Knowing full well we cannot use it.
Makes sense to me. I don't want to be robbed or shot by a stolen gun - same with family, friends, or anybody. Whether it makes sense to anyone or not, that's the way it is.
You could be on the receiving end of civil suit as well. If by your negligent actions, a gun was available, taken, and harmed someone - the line of responsibility includes you.
I completely disagree. You are not responsible for the criminal actions of others, before or after the fact. There are breaks in the chain.
There are a lot of guns stolen. How often do you hear of things coming back to the original owner, who is charged and held liable for the subsequent actions of the criminal?