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I have always figured that we are free to transport firearms from state to state. In the Northeast, it may be getting more complicated. My friends and I shoot and hunt in upstate New York often, and have NYS hunt licenses. I assume we're allowed to own our firearms and to transport them.
But are we? Nobody wants to become a felon just because the laws are too complicated to understand, but maybe that's the point.
In Massachusetts, a permit to possess firearms is required. I have one. But with the new CT laws, I am confused. Can I transport a firearm through CT from MA to New York? I know that I can take a firearm to the airports in NYC because we have done that many times and it's no big deal (provided they are in locked cases).
I'm in northern NY. As far as I know you should be fine with long arms provided you don't run afoul of the recent Cuomo "assault rifle" affront.
Pistols, as always, require a permit.
I am not certain that you are required to have a NY hunting license but it probably would not hurt to do so. There is considerable tension and uncertainty at the moment... a guy in town was just hauled out of his vehicle (speeding infraction) by NYS Troopers because he possessed a pistol permit. Searched him and his truck.
I would probably have a hunting license if I were you.