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    Default Traveling from Alabama to New York and firearm restrictions?

    Hello Everyone,
    We will be taking a trip from my state of Alabama through Kentucky and then up to New York. Can anyone tell me the rules of the road so to speak as we travel through and visit various states?

    Most of the states we will be traveling through recognize my conceal carry license (reciprocity) with the exception of New York, Maryland, New Jersey and DC. I mean am I allowed to keep a loaded pistol in my vehicle while visiting or passing through these states or must I remove the bullets and store them and the firearm in different compartments? Are hollow points allowed or must I have fmj's in my firearm? Am I allowed to remove the firearm from my vehicle to bring it into the hotel we may stay at?

    Thanks,
    Ralph

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    Hollow points in NJ are an absolute no go! 1 can get you arrested. Each of these states is SUPPOSED to recognize FOPA regulations for transport (i.e. gun locked away in 1 box, empty magazine in another, and ammo separate and no stopping... travel straight through state), but NYC is notoriously unforgiving, and has been known to arrest people passing through, even though they are following FOPA to the letter. Your best bet is looking up rules and regulations on each state and municipalities website. ... actually, your best bet is avoiding those 4 states...lol

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    Here's a link on NRA about FOPA. Regardless of what it says, DO NOT get caught in NYC with a gun... period... and WATCH YOUR MAGAZINE CAPACITY!!!

    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.ph...rports.672879/

    That's a thread on a forum about NY not recognizing FOPA. Just Google FOPA and New York... you'll find tens if not hundreds of horror stories.

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    Like was said stay out of NJ with a gun. Youíll so straight to jail. And the fact your from AL will probably add to it. I currently live in AL and lived in NJ years ago and hope I never go back. Have no interest in anyplace north of VA and the farther south the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jodyisaacs View Post
    Here's a link on NRA about FOPA. Regardless of what it says, DO NOT get caught in NYC with a gun... period... and WATCH YOUR MAGAZINE CAPACITY!!!

    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.ph...rports.672879/

    That's a thread on a forum about NY not recognizing FOPA. Just Google FOPA and New York... you'll find tens if not hundreds of horror stories.

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    Why would anybody want to leave Alabama? Especially to go to New York.......
    There's a mass exodus from Washington State but I totally get that, near as bad as New York.

    Probably too late in the game for me but I'd be headed out myself, trying to decide the best state that would accept me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post
    Why would anybody want to leave Alabama? Especially to go to New York.......
    There's a mass exodus from Washington State but I totally get that, near as bad as New York.

    Probably too late in the game for me but I'd be headed out myself, trying to decide the best state that would accept me.
    Only place to leave Alabama for is Tennessee. Iím looking in the east mountains now and land is reasonable but building material cost are through the roof due to COVID and hurricanes. Trying to find something for a good value but everyone wants for their house the same markup as ammo has lately. Got to keep looking though. Iím gonna find something and disappear.....
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    If it were me I would leave the gun at home in the safe because the laws in N.Y. and N.J. are just plain nuts.....This incident happened a few years back but you can Google Greg Revell vs N.J. Port Authority and read the whole sad story......Long story short, Mr. Revell booked a flight from Salt Lake City to Allentown Pa. with stops on the way in Minneapolis and unfortunately for Greg, Newark N.J. Where due to a late connection flight he was stuck in Newark until the next day when the first connecting flight to Allentown was available so he took his luggage and spent the night in a Newark airport hotel (sounds like fun) next morning when he got to the airline counter and checked his luggage he advised the agent there was a lock box containing a handgun in his bag as he was required to do they reported it to the TSA who alerted N.J. Port Authority Police who immediately arrested Mr. Revell because he was in possession of a handgun without a valid N.J. pistol permit even though it wasnít his fault he was in Newark in the first place, it was the airlines fault BUT it didnít matter and Greg Revell spent the next 10 days in jail and it took 3 years to get his pistol back and I think it took the Supreme Court to settle the case.....I guess the morel of this sad story is, donít take a gun north of the Carolinas because they are crazy from there on up and common sense doesnít seem to exist.....

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