Another NY arrest in violation of FOPA
The Firearms Coalition is reporting the case of a lady who, after visiting friends in Vermont, checked her gun in at the airline ticket counter in NY, and was promptly arrested.
The Firearm Owners Protection Act inserted a clause to forbid this manner of enforcement. 18 US Code 926A provides:
"Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console."
Of course, NY authorities disregard that law at will. There's already one suit for damages against them on it.