Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Originally Posted by mcbear
What he said. When I travel, and on times that I would also have a sidearm, on states that like NY, NJ, VA, MASS etc, I break the weapon down and lock it in a box that is bolted in the trunk. That way, by most accounts I have put forth the effort and it ceases to be a weapon. NYC on the other hand does not even consider than to be enough. I went through a month's paperwork to get a CCP in NYC because I was teaching classes on weekends in Westchester County.
I really don't carry firearms for ready use when I am driving. Its more for use in the hotel room. I get a lot of jobs where I have to leave on a moments notice and often arrive in industrial or refinery-type places without reservations and end up staying in some low end hotel as a result, and in the thirty years I have been doing this, I've always found that to be the most likely place for me to be a victim of a crime. I always make sure I am transporting it in accordance with local law, and only load it in the hotel room. 99% of my customers are in Gulf Coast and Western states, and there is little difficulty with the law in those states for the most part. I have one account in New Jersy, but I always leave my guns home when I travel there. I bring a chainsaw instead.
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