Moving from NY to FL

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by skywarrior10, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. skywarrior10

    skywarrior10 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    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!
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Make that a positive statement.

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

    (Smart move by the way.)
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    When headed South- DO NOT DETOUR THRU WASHINGTON DC.

    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.
     
  5. GrtWhytHype

    GrtWhytHype New Member

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    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.
     
  6. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    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.
     
  7. zebramochaman

    zebramochaman New Member

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    Good for you. I will probably be following in your footsteps shortly. Maryland is becoming California East.
     
  8. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    skywarrior!
    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!

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  9. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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

    nitestalker New Member

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    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:
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If you have an address already, you could ship them to yourself at the new address.

    The only time an FFL needs to get involved is when transferring to another individual.
     
  12. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Smart move! I did the same on October 1st 1991. Never looked back.
     
  13. skywarrior10

    skywarrior10 New Member

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    Did you have any problem getting a CCW in Fl.
     
  14. DavidB

    DavidB New Member

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    Florida is one of the easiest states to get a cwp in. You will enjoy your new freedoms here for sure.
     
  15. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    In Florida you get a Concealed Weapon or Firearms License good for 7 years. They'll run your fingerprints through the FBI and Florida Dept of Law Enforcement database. You have to submit proof you've had accredited firearms instruction or something similar, $42 for fingerprints, a passport photo, and a $75 licensing fee. And you're GTG.

    You can carry a firearm, a dirk, brass knuckles, a tear gas gun, a knife, a baton, a chemical weapon, a slingshot, or all of the above.
     
  16. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    Yep, I remember when mine came in the mail. It had a little yellow sheet of paper with reciprocity lists and warnings. IIRC, one of the states said only firearm carry was allowed, no dirks, billys or slap shot. LOL, like who the hell is going to pick a blunt/edged object over a firearm? The whole part about telling people "they aren't a part time police officer" was funny too.

    What part of Florida is in your sights?
     
  17. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    No, don't come to Florida; too many bugs and snakes and it is too hot and humid most of the year. Go to Arizona instead. It is much nicer there.;)
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  18. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Guns in cases (for their protection) out of sight (trunk is good). Obey the laws of the road and LE will have no reason to stop you in the first place. Remember, just say no to consent searches
     
  19. ricepaddydaddy

    ricepaddydaddy New Member

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    South Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, Dade counties) has been a suburb of New York since the 70's.:(
    I grew up there but finally couldn't take anymore and moved to rural North Florida in 1995.:D
     
  20. chuckusaret

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    If you are moving to Florida to become a Floridian, fine, but if you are coming to support the large number of New York residents residing in Boca Raton led by Debbie Wassermann-Schultz I would suggest you move to another state.

    Welcome to Florida.
     
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