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    Is it possible to visit NJ with a handgun in my vehicle.

    Would be there only one day.

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  3. #2
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    New Jersey is one of the most anti gun states in America. If yoou're visiting someone there and not juust passing through, leave the gun at home.

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    New Jersey is like New York and Illinois - the best thing you can say about it, is that it should be avoided

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    ummmm, no
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  6. I was pretty certain that is the case.

    Very annoying as there is 1,700 miles of driving involved and only about 100 of that in NJ.

    I really hate to go naked for that many miles.

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    this is what i got off the cc permit info at the top of the page....

    Automobile carry:
    All firearms transported into the State of New Jersey:
    * 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, and in the course of travel, shall include only such deviations as are reasonably necessary under the circumstances.
    * The firearm should not be directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm and ammunition must be in a locked container other than the vehicle’s glove compartment or console.

    All firearms transported through the State of New Jersey:

    The following guidelines are provided in order to assist law enforcement officers in applying New Jersey’s firearms laws to persons who are transporting firearms through the State of New Jersey.

    1. New Jersey laws governing firearms permits, purchaser identification cards, registration and licenses do not apply to a person who is transporting the firearm through this State if that person is transporting the firearm in a manner permitted by federal law, 18 U.S.C.A. 926A.
    2. This federal law permitting interstate transportation of a firearm applies only if all of the following requirements are met:

    A. The person’s possession of the firearm was lawful in the state in which the journey began;
    B.The person’s possession of the firearm will be lawful in the state in which the journey will end;
    C. The person is transporting the firearm for lawful purpose
    D. The firearm is unloaded
    E. The firearm is not directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the vehicle
    F. The ammunition is not directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the vehicle
    G. If the vehicle does not have a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm and ammunition must be in a locked container other than the vehicle’s glove compartment or console;
    H. The person is not
    1. a convicted felon
    2. a fugitive from justice an addict or unlawful user of drugs, or
    3. an illegal alien
    I The person has not
    1. been adjudicated to be a mental defective
    2. been committed to a mental institution
    3. been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces, or
    4. renounced his United States Citizenship
    3. A person who is transporting a firearm though the State of New Jersey in the manner permitted by person’s possession 18 U.S.C.A. 926A, see Section II above, need not give notice.
    4. Procedures for Investigation of Conduct Involving the Possession or Transportation of Firearms

    A. An officer who reasonably suspects that a person is transporting a firearm in violation of New Jersey law should make reasonable inquiries in order to confirm or dispel that suspicion.
    B. In a case where circumstances reasonably indicate that the person’s possession and transportation of the firearms my be permitted by 18 U.S.C.A. 926A, the officer should make reasonable inquiries in order to determine whether the person’s possession is permitted by that federal law.
    C. If reasonable inquiries lead an officer to conclude that the person’s possession is lawful under either New Jersey law or 18 U.S.C.A. 926A, as described above in Section II, the officer should promptly allow the person to proceed.
    D. Whenever an officer has probable cause to believe that a person’s possession of a firearm is in violation of New Jersey law and not permitted by 18 U.S.C.A. 926A, as described above in Section II, then the officer should make an arrest.

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    As per AJ's post >>>>>>
    2. This federal law permitting interstate transportation of a firearm applies only if all of the following requirements are met:

    A. The personís possession of the firearm was lawful in the state in which the journey began;
    B.The personís possession of the firearm will be lawful in the state in which the journey will end;
    C. The person is transporting the firearm for lawful purpose
    D. The firearm is unloaded
    E. The firearm is not directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the vehicle
    F. The ammunition is not directly accessible from the passenger compartment of the vehicle
    G. If the vehicle does not have a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm and ammunition must be in a locked container other than the vehicleís glove compartment or console;

    18 USC is the Firearm Owners Protection Act otherwisw known as the Mcclure-Volkmer Act for the transportation across state lines.

    Interesting that if you are following this Federal Law to the "T" as you are traveling through NY without stopping, to another state where it is legal for you to have the gun and somehow you get stopped and the LEO somehow finds out you have a gun locked away according to this law that chances are that you will be arrested and when you finally get to court you get to use this Federal Law as your "defense".
    Odds are that case will be thrown out, Fed Law trumps State law.
    This is after you spend some time in jail and go through the expense of hiring a lawyer.
    Isn't NY great? This is in no way infringing on your 2A rights! Right?
    At least NJ recognizes this law.
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    It is possible, but under NJ law, not legal. Unless you are traveling directly to or from a range, gunsmith, or competition, you could be charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. The law only allows for deviations that are reasonably necessary, which is very narrowly construed by the police and by the courts. The burden would be on you to prove that your possession was legal, or that your transportation was either direct or had only reasonably necessary deviations (stopping to visit someone does not count).

    My advice is to not become another Brian Aitken. He relocated here from Colorado. Prior to his move he contacted State Police to ask what he needed to do to be compliant. Nevertheless, his first day in NJ he was charged and convicted of unlawful possession of weapons. It didn't matter that he called the State Police first. It didn't matter that his firearms were locked and unloaded in the trunk. It didn't matter that he was transporting while moving. The court did not allow him to assert any of his defenses.

    Fortunately for him, there was growing support and a petition to have him pardoned. The governor eventually commuted his sentence, though his conviction stands.

    All because he had been transporting locked unloaded firearms in his trunk.

    My advice, leave the gun at home.

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    Whatever you do , DO NOT CARRY MAGAZINES WITH OVER 10 ROUND CAPACITY AND DO NOT CARRY HOLLOWPOINTS! Both are illegal in the Garden State.

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    Final destination....Vermont?
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