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New York's Peaceable Journey


New York's peaceable journey law can vary with the local government. It is advised that when traveling through New York you keep a copy of the peaceable journey law on you in case you are questioned by police. The normal regulation that firearms be unloaded, in locked containers that are not accessible to the driver are very strict in New York.

Statute

S 265.10

What is Peaceable Journey?

A nick name for the FOPA law. It is a federal law upheld by most (but not all) states. Peaceable journey allows a gun owner to travel through states where they do not have a license to carry, without fear of being arrested. Most states require the firearm be unloaded, in a locked box, or out of the driver's reach when they are in the vehicle. In some states the drivers must pass through the state without stopping, and in others only short stops are tolerated.


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