Unclear NY State Law on Carrying Long Guns in Car
New York State law, in regards to transporting firearms in your vehicle:
"Possession of any loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle is illegal".
"Loaded means a firearm with ammunition loaded in magazine or chamber or any firearm which is possessed by one who at the same time possesses a quantity of ammunition which may be used to discharge such a firearm".
OK, I have no problem with the first sentence. That is obvious as to intent.
But, for example, when I go trap shooting each week, I have the shotgun in the car (unloaded, of course), and many boxes of shotshells in my range bag. Now that seems to me a direct violation of the 2nd part of this law. Obviously, everyone who goes to the range for long gun target practice, or trap, carries the ammo they need with the gun.
Am I missing something, or is it just another one of those stupid, impossible to enforce, ridiculously worded laws. Wait, I think I answered my own question. :rant: