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Ok so the general consensus is that if I take the gun from NY to NJ to shoot it at NJ range (bullet hole) its perfectly legal as long its locked,enclosed in trunk,etc.. according to federal LAW (I DONT HAVE NJ FOID).

From http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/about/fire_trans.html:

New Jersey laws governing firearms permits, purchaser identification cards, registration and licenses do not apply to a person who is transporting the firearm through this State if that person is transporting the firearm in a manner permitted by federal law, 18 U.S.C.A. 926A.

However the NJ Penal Law contradicts the above:

P.L. 2013, c.113 (S2804)

c. Rifles and shotguns. (1) Any person who knowingly has in his possession any rifle or shotgun without having first obtained a firearms purchaser identification card in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.2C:58-3, is guilty of a crime of the third degree.

Seems that when you are transporting the gun, or at the range, you would be very much in possession as far as the NJ Law is concerned,and violating the above.
Can some of legal mind please try to reconcile the contradiction.

Thank you, Alex.
 

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Best thing to do is call the local police and the bullet hole and ask since its a fairly new law,but you should be ok with it in the trunk and don't make any other stops along the way
 

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Your looking in the wrong place you are missing ny law . If its a pistol forget about it. It's ny law stopping you from bringing it to a nj range
 

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f. Nothing in subsections b., c. and d. of N.J.S.2C:39-5 shall be construed to prevent:

(1) A member of any rifle or pistol club organized in accordance with the rules prescribed by the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, in going to or from a place of target practice, carrying such firearms as are necessary for said target practice, provided that the club has filed a copy of its charter with the superintendent and annually submits a list of its members to the superintendent and provided further that the firearms are carried in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section;

(2) A person carrying a firearm or knife in the woods or fields or upon the waters of this State for the purpose of hunting, target practice or fishing, provided that the firearm or knife is legal and appropriate for hunting or fishing purposes in this State and he has in his possession a valid hunting license, or, with respect to fresh water fishing, a valid fishing license;

(3) A person transporting any firearm or knife while traveling:

(a) Directly to or from any place for the purpose of hunting or fishing, provided the person has in his possession a valid hunting or fishing license; or

(b) Directly to or from any target range, or other authorized place for the purpose of practice, match, target, trap or skeet shooting exhibitions, provided in all cases that during the course of the travel all firearms are carried in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section and the person has complied with all the provisions and requirements of Title 23 of the Revised Statutes and any amendments thereto and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder;
 
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