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I am traveling from NC to NJ, and going to be at a trade show in NJ for 4 days, then travel back. Can I legally carry my gun to the state line, legally store it, then unpack it when I leave NJ. In other words, is it legal to store the gun in my car/hotel room while in NJ, so I will have it available on for my travels to and fro?
I do have a valid NC Carry Permit
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Storing it in the car is out of the question.
The hotel room may be a possibility. You'd assume that qualifies as a "temporary residence" but remember this is NJ we're talking about.

You could try the SP to see if that would qualify, but most likely they'll spit the statute back at you and won't give you an answer.
 

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I believe the answer is No!!

Unless you are traveling through NJ you can, but no stops.

Definetly NO HOLLOW POINTS!!! That is a felony there. I got lucky.

No large cap mags either.

This is a reason I call it The "Socialist State of New Jersey"

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I had a similar question back in August. Basically the answer is don't do it.

If you stop in NJ then you don't get to use the Federal transportation statute.

Also NJ had very strict ownership rules where you need a NJ version of an FOID in order to own a gun. These are difficult to get and nigh impossible for a non resident.

Sorry I went without too.
 

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I would. I beleive you can store it in your hotel room as a temporary residence. +1 No Hollow Points and under 10 shot mag. I don't think you will get a straight answer from State Police. I would not be out looking for trouble with side arm but given no choice as the saying goes. Tried by 12 than carried by 6.
 

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What about long guns?
 

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I have researched this very indepth as I have to travel there on business. It is illegal for you to have a handgun in your possession (including the trunk of your car) without a valid permit. Unless you are law enforcement, you can forget the permit. It is also a felony to have hollow points unless you are transporting them from the store to your home (resident) or from your home to a range. Otherwise they are illegal. I have a friend who lives in NJ who is an ex-cop and he has waited four months with no response just for one gn purchase permit.

I hate it with a passion, but I leave it at home if my destination is NJ.


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it's not illegal to have hollow points. it's illegal to use hollow points.

How do you transport firearms?
Firearms shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported. Ammunition must be transported in a separate container and locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported.If the vehicle does not have a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm must be in a locked container other than the vehicle's glove compartment or console.

and there is a limit on rounds in magazine
 

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The PRNJ does not recognize NC permits so it's of no help to you. You half to remember that NJ is run by the Corzine chapter of the Mafia and doesn't recognize the 2A.
 

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As a Jersey resident, my advice to you is... leave your gun home.
It just isn't worth the risk.
Sad to say, but true.
 

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Believe it or not, even some of the cops and the prosecutors hate New Jersey's laws. When I was younger I was ambushed by a psycho neighbor in central NJ. Because I fought back we were both charged with misdemeanor offenses. Yes, it is against the law in NJ to fight back. Period.

The prosecutor apologized and said it would be tough for me to beat the charge since it is so narrowly written, and that I would need to drop charges against the attacker and he would likely to the same. Then the state would let us walk. He knew the guy was trouble - I was 20-something and he was 50-something and had a history of this kind of behavior. Sure enough he killed two people just a year later.

New Jersey is a mess. Sorry, friends and relatives who live there.
 

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Leave your gun at home unless passing through NJ. I wanted to take mine this summer when we went to Atlantic City for 2 days, but legally I could not. I even called the NJSP and talked with an employee on the phone and she said I could leave it locked in the trunk while I was there, but she would not e-mail me that statement. A Judge would not care what she said.
 

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15 rounds is the limit and you would have to check if a shotgun or rifle is an "assault weapon." i believe any stops in NJ you would need a firearms ID card.
 

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What does it take to get a Firearm Id card? Isn't there something in some law that states that you could transport a firearm to shooting match or something?
 

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I think you have to be a NJ resident to request and obtain a Firearm Owner ID card. The process could take half a year (but if you're not a resident - it's irrelevant :smile:).

So if you're a normal citizen just visiting NJ - I just don't see how you could legally bring in any firearms, especially handguns.

If you'd be driving through - FOPA would kick in to protect you. But as you're actually making NJ as (one of) your destination(s) - ...
 

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There is a way to legally be armed for your trip to and from. Bring your hadgun or long gun of choice and stop in PA before you get to NJ. Drop it off for a "cleaning" at a PA gunsmith or gunshop, and pick it up in a couple of days on the way back.
 

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I have family in the Atlantic City area and have used the gun cleaning service at
Pa. gunshop for years. If you come up the Eastern Shore from Norfolk you only have to cross a small portion of MD. Gunshop in DE. take the ferry and avoid Balt
Wilmington and Philly.
Hugh
 
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