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skywarrior10 03-29-2013 11:08 PM

Moving from NY to FL
I have had it with NY not only the snow March, the S.A.F.E. act and my in-laws want to move to FL.
But I have firearms and NY has tough laws. I have a NY pistol permit that isn't good in any other state. But I also have a Utah non resident.

Do I have to ship my guns from one NY FFL to FL FFL.
Or can I drive to FL with my guns locked in a box.

fa35jsf 03-29-2013 11:19 PM

I know of no law which prevents one from driving between states with legally posses weapons in the vehicle so long as they are stored "correctly". There's the catch. Different states, different laws.

My advice to you would be, put your firearms in a hard, lockable case. These can be bought very cheaply and the lock could just be a padlock on the outside of the case. Also I would take the bolt out of the gun, slide off the pistol, or "make nonoperational" by some means and put a trigger lock or some other locking device on each gun itself. Lastly store the ammunition separately and everything out of reach while driving.

That should get you safely through any state in the union regardless of how grumpy the cop is. Of course not getting pulled over in the first place is the best idea.

Good for you to be moving out from under the control of such an oppressive state. Good news for you is there is no permit or registration in Florida so enjoy!

danf_fl 03-29-2013 11:22 PM


Originally Posted by skywarrior10 (Post 1195926)
I drive to FL with my guns locked in a box.

Make that a positive statement.

I am driving to FL with my guns locked in a box.

(Smart move by the way.)

c3shooter 03-29-2013 11:42 PM


They stil have not read the Constitution.

As said, unload, locked case, put in trunk. Obey speed limit. Make it across the Potomac to Virginia, yer golden.

GrtWhytHype 03-29-2013 11:48 PM

Did it myself. Went from S. FL to NH and back again. Everything was locked except when I was in a state with permit reciprocity. As c3 stated, stay away from DC!!! Federal law protects the transport of firearms from state to state. Cops can be an ass if you do get pulled over. Just remember some good advice I once heard. You can beat the rap, you won't beat the riot. If they decide to put you through hell. Just keep your wits and get a lawyer. You'll be fine.

1911love 03-30-2013 03:45 PM

I think you are protected by the FOPA. I'm pretty sure it said unloaded and locked in trunk. Like C3 said, avoid DC. Why give those dogs any of your money anyways.

Welcome to free America! You'll love Florida. Glad to hear we are getting another freedom lover in the state.

zebramochaman 03-31-2013 12:29 AM

Good for you. I will probably be following in your footsteps shortly. Maryland is becoming California East.

Sniper03 03-31-2013 12:40 AM

Congratulations, Good for You and the family for being able to get out of NY. Let the political dogs like Cuomo and Bloomberg have their socialist state government. Unfortunately there are good folks and up state NY is beautiful. Wish they could succeed from the State of NY! Glad to hear you are making an escape to the land of the free. As the guys have said lock them up put them in the trunk and store any ammunition locked and separate from the weapons. Abide by the laws driving down. Be Safe!


JTJ 03-31-2013 01:19 AM

Just dont bring any part of the state you are leaving with you. Remember you are a political refugee escaping tyranny.

nitestalker 03-31-2013 02:00 AM

Some states have different laws on what is legal in their jurisdiction. California had laws limiting magazine capacity. A cowboy shooter I know was arrested for having a Henry Lever action even though it was stored properly regarding Interstate Commerce protection.:eek:

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