To carry or not to carry??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lockednloaded45, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. lockednloaded45

    lockednloaded45 New Member

    Apr 17, 2009
    southcentral MO
    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

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    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.

  3. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Coast of N.C.
    'm the same as 45nut, but I also did a few illegal things that saved my life.
  4. I'm the exact same way.
  5. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    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.
  6. Doc1911

    Doc1911 New Member

    Jun 29, 2009
    Better to be tried by twelve then carried by six.
  7. Brian48

    Brian48 New Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    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.
  8. ARB

    ARB New Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Mid Missouri
    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.:)
  9. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

    May 25, 2009
    Northwest GA
    In some states like NJ, self-defense isn't even recognized as a potentially legal idea.
    I try not to go there.
  10. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Good God... why would nayone want ot got ot new yourk in the first place?


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