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    East coast trip

    I'm going to be heading from Fla up to, God help me, N.J. to visit with the family. I have a Fla CCW which will cover me to D.C., Md and NJ. My question is will I be OK passing through there with the firearm and ammo locked in separate boxes? Once I get there I will just lock it up at my brothers place.

    Edit: I will leave my deadly hollow points home as they are illegal in N.J.

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    You will be treading in 'dangerous territory'...I wouldn't visit the NE if given a free trip and a winning lottery ticket...

    Good luck in your travels. Download each state's laws and read them.

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    Not a good idea.

    You will not be protected by the Federal Transportation Law and possesion in MD, DC and NJ is NOT LEGAL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boscobeans View Post
    Not a good idea.

    You will not be protected by the Federal Transportation Law and possesion in MD, DC and NJ is NOT LEGAL.
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    Why wouldn't he be protected in MD or NJ? No firearm allowed in DC. No need to enter DC to get to NJ. Once he got to NJ he could keep it at his brothers house without problems. There have been other post about this. Even temporary dewellings are dewellings.

    Somebody correct me if I am wrong.?

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    NJ-Handguns. Any person who knowingly has in his possession any handgun, including any antique handgun, without first having obtained a permit to carry the same as provided in N.J.S.2C:58-4, is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

    If possession or use in the destination state is not legal, the Federal Transport Law does not come into play.

    You cannot possess in NJ without a permit, therefore if travelling to NJ as your destinationn the Federal law offers no protection.
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    In NJ you don't need a carry permit to own a handgun. You need a fire arms ID card. With this card you can transport to and from the range, as long as the gun is unlodaed and locked in a seperate compartment.

    Anyone can transport through NJ as long as you are legal at the start and destination point. Unfortunately for JungleJim is he's not going through he's stopping and staying. This being the case I would do 1 of two things.

    1 if someone in your family has a fire arm permit, go through PA and not NJ. Have your family member meet you in PA and transport the gun for the rest of the trip.

    2 If no one has a permit, leave it in FL.

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    I have two sisters who live in NJ when I visit I drop my gun off at a gun shop in PA to be cleaned.You might look at Eastern Shore of VA.then DE leave the gun and pick it up after the ferry. PM me if you need more.
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    You are legal to transport through Maryland as described. I would avoid going into DC with a gun and ammo no matter what. (No problem, as the highways are all either VA or MD; just stick to I-95 to be certain.) Your Florida license is good in Delaware...

    As for NJ, the issue is whether it is legal to have the gun at your brother's place at all. He probably needs to call the NJSP and ask about that and transportation methods. It comes down to the NJ law, because the federal Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA) only covers you for interstate travel if you are going to a place where it is legal for you to have the gun.
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    I have been told the NJ once did a felony prosecution on a NYC cop who was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be armed. Case went to USSC and cop lost. Conviction held.

    Stay out of NJ. Uh, keep the guns out of NJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    I have been told the NJ once did a felony prosecution on a NYC cop who was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be armed. Case went to USSC and cop lost. Conviction held.

    Stay out of NJ. Uh, keep the guns out of NJ.
    That was a while ago, NJSTP was also known to harras federal agents. They can no longer do that.

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