Transportation of Firearms in New York

There are plenty of people who rightfully exercise their Second Amendment rights in their respective states while enjoying the freedom to own a firearm. These people may own guns for sport, security, or a variety of other reasons. No matter the reason, it is important that they understand how to legally transport a firearm in New York.

There are many rules and regulations surrounding the transportation of firearms in New York. To best understand such regulations, it is crucial that an individual contact a knowledgeable New York gun lawyer as soon as possible.

Legality of Transportation

Some of these individuals, even after attempting to educate themselves on traveling with their firearm in New York, assume that because they have a license or permit, took the classes for certification, and underwent background checks, their right carries over to the state of New York.

If an individual is in New York and stopped and checked for a firearm, they may face serious penalties. It is crucial that an individual consult with knowledgeable legal counsel before transporting their firearm in New York to avoid such consequences.

Even if an individual is completely honest with a legitimate reason for having the firearm while traveling through the state of New York, the crime becomes more than a small criminal offense. 

A person is now likely facing a felony and incarceration for the transportation of their firearm in New York. To reduce the penalties associated with the crime, it is imperative that an individual contact a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible.

Traveling Unlawfully

A person cannot have a firearm in the state of New York unless they have the permits and license to do so, whether it is open carry or concealed carry. Without the requisite licensing, the person runs afoul the law.

Further, despite the fact that a gun is not loaded until the ammunition is inside it, whether in a clip or chamber, if the ammunition is accessible and available to load into the firearm then the law will deem the weapon loaded.

At that point, the person’s transportation and possession is that much more serious. Barring the exception found in the federal law, transporting and possessing the firearm unlawfully in New York is always a crime. This crime can result in severe penalties, cementing the necessity for a seasoned lawyer.

Transporting Within the State

No one is allowed to possess a firearm without a license in New York. A person must have a permit and the license for the jurisdictions where they wish to carry it.

Someone coming in from Rockland County or Dutchess County who is moving to Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Bronx must have the requisite permissions and permit, or they cannot transport their firearm into one part of New York to the City of New York.

The number of firearms a person possesses or transported determines the penalty they may face. To best avoid such penalties, it is imperative that an individual contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

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