Vacation help (New York State)

My wife wants us to go visit her family in New York around Christmas this year. Obviously NY does not reciprocate with Michigan on CPLs. For this reason I’m not enthusiastic about going at all.

What are my EDC options for this trip? I don’t know anything about NY laws honestly.

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My advice to you Spence @Spence. Do not bring a gun to New York you will be put in jail and face big outrageous fines and put into their court system. Just trust nothing is going to happen and leave all guns, all ammunition, all magazines at home and anything that remotely smells like a gun at home. When you’re stopped it’s going to turn out very bad for you. Sorry to be Debbie Downer but they hate guns and people who think they have any rights.

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I’m with @Robert8 on this one. Don’t take a firearm there.

Here are the laws for NY for you:

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I know better than to bring my firearm. I’m looking for other EDC advice (knives, OC spray, tasers?, etc).

Frankly I really just want to say “Hell no, we aren’t going there.” I don’t think that would end well.

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Invite the family to your house?

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What she said☝️

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@Spence What about a neutral third place in a warmer weather climate such as a place like Nashville? Nashville is the new Las Vegas. People are friendly, weather will be nice. Or Florida? You have many options since we are still about 90 days out

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They come to our place twice a year. She wants to go there to introduce us (me and our 1yr old) to those who can’t or won’t travel.

That leaves neutral places out of the question unfortunately.

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@Spence Well if nothing else makes for lively conversation. Didn’t know you had a one year old. Congratulations on that. Good luck to you.

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@Spence this is what I found on NY knife laws. https://www.akti.org/state-knife-laws/new-york/

Pepper spray in New York must have a label saying it’s for self defense and bought within the state of New York.

I’m not sure about tactical pens.

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When I have traveled, I have found i helpful to contact the State Police, usually the department that does CCLs and ask them questions.

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