To carry or not to carry??

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  1. lockednloaded45

    lockednloaded45 New Member

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    The wife and I are taking a trip to New york and Mass. I'm a legal carry permit holder in Mo. The problem is that I have to make a choice between being a law abiding citezen and having the means to protect me and my family. Anyone know what the penalties are for illegal carrying in those states ? I know, I know, dont go there, try telling my wife that lol, thanks for the input guys )
  2. 45nut

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    I don't pay much attention to laws in the People's Republic of NY, MS, NJ or anywhere in the general north east. I don't know what the penalties are either. That's just my general attitude. That's the main issue aside from money why I haven't gone to Mass to look into my ancestry. I would like to go to DC to see the National Archives & Smithsonian, but I'm afraid I will set off too many alarms when I ride into town. :eek: :D

    I don't go anywhere I can't pack heat. Or rather, I pack heat everywhere I go. Sometimes it means I don't go to some places.
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    'm the same as 45nut, but I also did a few illegal things that saved my life.
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    I'm the exact same way.
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    Plaxico Buress got 2 years for having an illegal gun in NY and that was after he shot himself in the butt. I would probably carry but be aware that the penalties could be severe and may take away your ability to renew your ccw or even purchase a gun if the infraction is a felony in the state.
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    Better to be tried by twelve then carried by six.
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    Depending on where you're going, crime is not too bad in MA. Carry if you want to take the chance, but take every precaution to conceal it. I don't advocate breaking the law, but as they say, it's better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.
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    If you are driving and you get busted in say, IL, they can make your life miserable. And I couldn't imagine spending time in a cell in NY. It's a tough one. I, have carried to another state that wasn't kosher with Missouri CCW laws. I was telling my wife the whole time, " watch the speed limit!". That's a long trip across states that may not share the same laws. If I were you, carry something else. It may or may not be worth it. It also depends on how you look. Are you a distinguished person, or someone that the LEO's may look at as suspicious? It sucks but it's true. Good luck, with your decision.:)
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    In some states like NJ, self-defense isn't even recognized as a potentially legal idea.
    I try not to go there.
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