Getting caught in New York City or anywhere in New Jersey with a handgun and no local permit and you will spend at least three if not ten years in jail. Simply missing your exit and accidently crossing a bridge into NJ without a NJ handgun permit has put several in jail for years. How we allowed out gun laws to differ from state to state with reciprocity is a travesty.
"A person carrying a firearm without a valid permit in New York City could be charged with "criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree," a felony. Unlawfully carrying a firearm in New York City is typically punishable by a prison term of 3 1/2 years."
Land of the Free!
And i have the Licences and Permits to prove it!