This raises an important issue for those interested in training in the gun-unfriendly Northeast, but don't live in the state where the training occurs. Most of the Northeast PROHIBIT possession of any firearms without some sort of state/local issued permit. Violations are usually felonies. Said states are also very proud of the fact that they have NO reciprocity with anyone! So my question is as follows: - CT or NY (state, not City) - Are there any exemptions for those attending a training course in those states, but do not have a permit from said state? I'll offer what little info I know for other New England states: - NH - NO problem. Permit only required for CCW, open carry doesn't require any permit. Possession of any firearm does not require any permit. - MA - ?? I'm pretty knowledgeable about MA gun laws, but I've never looked into this one. There is an exemption for attending a gun show or match, but I don't recall seeing any wording regarding training. - VT - NO permits for anything to do with firearms. It is a "free state". Other members, please contribute what you KNOW in this thread? If you are not sure, please either say so, or check with your state government before making a statement . . . we don't want anyone to get jammed up. Thanks.