Traveling To NY, Through NJ, Had To Call And Make Sure I Wasn’t Going To Be Arrested With My Gun
Times are fun, indeed.
We’ve heard of cases in JFK where people, simply switching planes in the airport, have been arrested because they had a handgun in their checked baggage.
This week is the first time I’ll be having a layover in New Jersey, however, and they aren’t a very gun friendly place either.
So, on the phone I got and first spoke with the Port Authority Police at the airport. Here’s a paraphrase of how the conversation went;
Call to Port Authority Police
Me: I am traveling from FL to NY, and have a layover in NJ. I will have a handgun in my checked bag, and will never have contact with it while in NJ. I do not have a NJ concealed carry permit. Is this breaking any laws in your state?
Port Authority Police: You mean you’re traveling to NY through NJ? You’ll need a NJ concealed carry permit to have the handgun.
Me: Yes, but I am flying in to Newark and then from there am flying to NY. So yes, I’ll be traveling in NJ, but my handgun will remain with the airline until I arrive in NY.
Port Authority Police: Ah, ok. So you’re traveling with a handgun in your checked baggage. …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation