Seems like some guy who thought his California permit would work in New York
If the average gun owner didn't know different, he might not think a permit would be needed to transport a locked, unloaded firearm. NY and NJ are something of an anomaly in that regard.
In NY/NJ there is NO legal path whatsoever for out-of-state residents to even possess a firearm, which amounts to a ban for any non-resident. If properly challenged, I don't see how the law could pass any standard of scrutiny.
I have not seen where the man had intended
to be a test case, it will be interesting to see how this goes.