Traveling NC to Upstate NY with shotgun?

Traveling NC to Upstate NY with shotgun?

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    Traveling NC to Upstate NY with shotgun?

    I know this question has probably been posted a million times but since
    bringing a handgun for this trip is out of the question.
    Would I be OK traveling North with an unloaded Shotgun in vehicle?
    Took a long look at the NY laws and they are vague at best for long guns.
    I am staying in NY (not NYC) for 2 days so its not passing through.
    Anyone else been in this predicament?
    I am not comfortable traveling at night with the family unarmed.

    Thanks


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    NYS Long Gun Law From The NRA Site

    Hi,
    I'm not a lawyer and I don't guarantee the accuracy of this info. This may be of help.

    NRA-ILA | New York

    As you probably know, handguns are a major problem in NYS. Even if your handgun is trigger locked, case locked, ammo case locked and separate, and trunk locked, NYS law presumes that you are in possession of an illegal handgun--a felony. Ammo in the vicinity can make you presumptively guilty of being in possession of a loaded handgun.

    Frankly, I avoid NYS and NJ when traveling with any firearm.

    I know that this thread refers to long guns, but given the laws in NYS and NJ, I believe that thehandgun laws should be publicized as much as possible.
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    Thanks for the link.

    These are the statues I have read else where..I am no lawyer but this wording is not clear and doesn't make total sense. will probably make call to local sheriff's office.

    POSSESSION—RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS

    There is no state license requirement for the possession of a rifle or shotgun, so long as the rifle has barrel(s) at least 16 inches in length and the shotgun has barrel(s) at least 18 inches in length.

    NON-RESIDENTS
    A provision of federal law provides a defense to state or local laws which would prohibit the passage of persons with firearms in interstate travel if the person is traveling from any place where he may lawfully possess and transport a firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and transport such firearm and the firearm is unloaded and in the trunk. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

    This at bottom:
    Note

    Unless otherwise noted, the word firearm in this digest is used in its general sense, as any rifle, shotgun, or handgun. However, readers of the New York law should be aware that the term “firearm” when it appears in the text of the statutes, means only handguns and other firearms of a size which may be concealed upon the person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattsun View Post
    I know this question has probably been posted a million times but since
    bringing a handgun for this trip is out of the question.
    Would I be OK traveling North with an unloaded Shotgun in vehicle?
    Took a long look at the NY laws and they are vague at best for long guns.
    I am staying in NY (not NYC) for 2 days so its not passing through.
    Anyone else been in this predicament?
    I am not comfortable traveling at night with the family unarmed.Thanks
    Any longgun MUST be unloaded and ammo MUST be in a separate container.

    If you are attacked while traveling - GET ON YOUR CELLPHONE - call 911 and DRIVE to the POLICE!!
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    "If I walk in the woods, I feel much more comfortable carrying a gun. What if you meet a bear in the woods that's going to attack you? You shoot it."
    {Bernhard Goetz}

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsrule View Post
    call 911 and DRIVE to the POLICE!!
    How do you find them when you're out in the middle of nowhere?

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