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Hi all,

I have relatives in CT and spend time there often. I'd like to apply for a non-resident license as I see many have done here. I have a suffolk sportsman license, and I have taken the NRA pistol course. Any specific info that I should be sure to list on the application? I see on the CT website that you have to call the PD to have the send you an application...is that right? While up there I'd like to maybe shoot a IPSC or IDPA match or just target shoot with family.

So, in theory, is it illegal to transport my pistols in a lockbox separate from ammo thru NJ without a NJ license? I know NYC is okay, but I hear NJ is not.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi all,

I have relatives in CT and spend time there often. I'd like to apply for a non-resident license as I see many have done here. I have a suffolk sportsman license, and I have taken the NRA pistol course. Any specific info that I should be sure to list on the application? I see on the CT website that you have to call the PD to have the send you an application...is that right? While up there I'd like to maybe shoot a IPSC or IDPA match or just target shoot with family.

So, in theory, is it illegal to transport my pistols in a lockbox separate from ammo thru NJ without a NJ license? I know NYC is okay, but I hear NJ is not.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I cut & pasted this from the NJ State Police website.

http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/about/fire_trans.html

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.

I.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.

II.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

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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

III.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.

IV.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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I cut & pasted this from the NJ State Police website.

http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/about/fire_trans.html

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.

I.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.

II.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

III.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.

IV.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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That's the way it's supposed to be, but NJ disregards this every day.
 

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That's the way it's supposed to be, but NJ disregards this every day.
 

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The part, which confuses me, is how and why you would be traveling through NJ, to get from Suffolk County to CT. What am I missing?
Gary
 

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The part, which confuses me, is how and why you would be traveling through NJ, to get from Suffolk County to CT. What am I missing?
Gary
 

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What, you mean this isn't how you get to CT?
 

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What, you mean this isn't how you get to CT?
 

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What are the laws regarding firearms onboard the Port Jeff ferry to CT?
 

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What are the laws regarding firearms onboard the Port Jeff ferry to CT?
 

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Legal transportation is legal transportation. If you're legal, at the source and legal, at the destination, then you're legal everywhere between, provided the items are locked and unloaded.
Gary
 

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Legal transportation is legal transportation. If you're legal, at the source and legal, at the destination, then you're legal everywhere between, provided the items are locked and unloaded.
Gary
 
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