I am driving to Wisconsin tomorrow to visit my first grandchild. I am legal in Mass and Wisconsin to carry but I have heard horror stories of people getting pinched in new york for transport. I would lock the pistol in a compartment that I cannot access from in the vehicle as well as ammo in another. From what I have read New York had laws that contradict federal law for fopa.
Can anyone cite a person convicted or arrested for it? It really sucks. I can not leave new England without passing thru New York and it is the only state I would drive thru that has me worried.
A professional acquaintance of mine got tripped up in NY carrying a handgun (9mm semi) in his vehicle when he went to visit his son at college. I am not sure of all the details (he kept it pretty quiet) but I know he was pulled over on an interstate and somehow acknowledged (or stated) that he had a weapon in his vehicle (I think he thought, or the officer was, for some reason, going to search the vehicle). Ended up being arrested, spent thousands on lawyers, etc., had to go to court - it went on for quite some time and there was the possiblity that he would have to serve some time (he didn't end up having to). He also had issues with his LTC in MA as a result (I think it may have been revoked but I am not 100% sure). So it does happen, maybe one in a million, you just have to use your best judgement and determine whether the risk is worth it.