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NY State Law on transporting firearms

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Im a bit confused...

"Possession of any "loaded" rifle or shotgun in a vehicle is illegal. A loaded handgun may be carried in a vehicle by a properly licensed individual. ("Loaded" means a firearm with ammunition loaded in magazine or chamber or any firearm which is possessed by one who at the same time possesses a quantity of ammunition which may be used to discharge such a firearm.)"

So its illegal to have a loaded magazine thats attached to the firearm, or just any loaded mags? I love how the laws change from State to State...--/sarcasm--

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I live in NY. I think you cant have the loaded magazine on the rife but you can have loaded magazine when transporting the rifle to the range. I dont think you would have any problem if the rifle is in a case and the loaded mags are seprate. Im not totally sure you should check with the police, but that how most people do it be me.

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No loaded magazines in the gun. I would also assert that having ammo in a different container from the firearm is a good idea when "transporting".

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I could be wrong but I beleive in TN they can take a loaded Mag as a loaded weapon. To be safe, I used to just make sure the gun and empty mags were in the back of the car and the ammo was in a case in the front of the car. Several arms lengths between the two. Now that I have my carry permit, I just keep my pistol loaded in the holster and the rifles unloaded in the back.

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I live in NY. I think you cant have the loaded magazine on the rife but you can have loaded magazine when transporting the rifle to the range. I dont think you would have any problem if the rifle is in a case and the loaded mags are seprate. Im not totally sure you should check with the police,  but that how most people do it be me.

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thats the thing, one PD might have one thing to say, and the next another...they cant come to a consensus as to what the law is...its more like, if they dont like it, its illegal, if not then its ok. I guess ill just carry everything totally unloaded and not take any chances, not worth it I guess. :popcorn:

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That sounds like the best plan of all dieter. They can't charge you with anything if there is nothing to charge you with.

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Dieter, its most defiantley NO loaded mags in the car.. any loaded mags are considered a loaded rifle.

Also if you have your pistol in the car loaded it is only to be loaded to its factory capacity of the clip... NO +1 in the clip and chamber. Or in other words if your clip holds 10 rounds thats all your allowed no 10+1 while in the vehicle.

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Dieter, its most defiantley NO loaded mags in the car.. any loaded mags are considered a loaded rifle.

Also if you have your pistol in the car loaded it is only to be loaded to its factory capacity of the clip... NO +1 in the clip and chamber. Or in other words if your clip holds 10 rounds thats all your allowed no 10+1 while in the vehicle.

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Ok well that clears it up and answers my question then. Thanks ShmodZilla. :thnks:

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