Trip to a non-gun friendly state

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    Trip to a non-gun friendly state

    So here is the situation. I am a valid holder of a MI CPL. Gun is with me 24/7. I will be leaving for a church conference in Boston with my gf. The conference is at a university and then after that we will be visiting her family in Conn. Neither of these states recognize my CPL. I don't want to be completely unarmed. I have thought about not carrying but just "transporting" that way I will have it at night in the house. But..the hassle with the airport, as well as being on a college campus kind of makes that quite tricky. I will be carrying my Kershaw "sharp tool" and do have some hand to hand training, but still feel vulnerable w/o my sidearm. What about pepper spray? That is my only other option that I know of. Thanks for the input.
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    If your destination is Boston, you can't legally transport (because you wont be legal at your destination).

    In MA you need a license to have a handgun or longun or freakin' pepper spray for that matter.

    I am sure that is not what you wanted to hear.... The only good news is MA gives out nonres CCWs without much trouble, just a delay of 3-6 months.

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    Not even pepper spray w/o a permit...dang. Guess I know now for next time I can get a non-resident. The plane leaves a week from Sat. so the non res for now doesn't help. But thanks for the info.
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    yea I live in Mass and go to school in CT.. It is true you need a license even for OC in Mass, but you dont in CT. Also, there is a law in boston only that says you cant have greater than a 2.5 inch blade in a folder. Outside of Boston no length limit. In CT I believe there is a 3 inch limit, but I am not sure. I do know that all the stores sell 3 inch folders...

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    I use to live in the Northeast for several years and would love to visit sometime but this is exactly the kind of situation that makes me hesitate. If anything I would say that you need your sidearm more there than where you live now. Is this still America, wow. Anyway good luck with your trip and stay safe.
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    So...any ideas for concealed OC?? (for CT ofcourse)
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    Check and double check the OC laws in the states you will be in, some are not friendly at all. OR you could come to a convention in Texas. We love law abiding folks here.
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    TX sounds great. It wasn't my idea to go to Boston. If we are going to be visiting her family in Conn. again I will surely apply for a non-resident permit. Since I don't have OC, it looks like the Rayovac and the Kershaw will be my only companions.
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    Take some martial arts lessons and carry your Kershaw. I went to IL (east of St. Louis) for business in MO last fall and I bought a knife while I was in IL. It just happen that a guy ran from GA and was caught just outside my hotel after he had murdered his gf, ex-wife and her father. He had a shotgun and already shot at ISP before committing suicide. I was totally un-armed. IL SUCKS for that reason. Some states are held hostage by their large cities.

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    FYI, possession of any guns/ammo/OC on a college campus is a felony in MA, even if you have a LTC/CCW. Only exception is for LEOs (even visiting LEOs) as I read the law (IANAL).

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    The more I hear about this, the more I don't like. Looks like I am just going to carry my Kershaw and pray that the Good Lord keeps us safe.
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    Prayer may work, not much else does in the PRM.

    I doubt that even a tiny knife is legal on a college campus, but I have no expertise in knife laws for MA. I also doubt that you'd have any problems carrying a knife as long as it wasn't visible on campus.

    I also don't think that the Boston knife laws apply to anyone but inmates of the City of Boston, thus visitors aren't effected by them. I know this to be true of the Boston anti-gun laws, so I suspect the same for the anti-knife laws, but lack the expertise to say for certain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackle1886 View Post
    I will be leaving for a church conference in Boston with my gf.
    So why go? Pretty sure God can hear you just fine where you are at. Can't the GF family can visit you in a free state. Personally I hate spending money in commie states so I do tend to avoid them if at all possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LenS View Post
    Prayer may work, not much else does in the PRM.
    That's probably against the law there, as well

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    What would you have done prior to having your CPL????

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