My dog is as graceful as a linebacker...... and her 55 lb self will flat out tackle the 70 lb GSP in the local park........ she is not graceful enough to sneak up on the little rodents....... its quite entertaining to watch though.
She doesn't have the nickname "icebox" for nothing......
The laws are so confusing, they trip up cops as well. There is significant liability for a false arrest and it can easily cost a town a lot of money if they do this to the wrong person (i.e. someone with the knowledge and deep pockets to fight back).
There have been many discussion on this board, including one currently, on the legalities of keeping a "truck gun" in New Jersey. The requirements are that one needs to possess an FID, and the gun has to be unloaded. There is no need for it to be stored where it is inacessible, but generally they are kept in a trunk or in the back compartment of an SUV.
My concerns in this discussion are what you would or do keep close by, and could you imagine a scenario in which it would be feasible to access and load it in an emergency?
I believe a lot of the decision on what to have with you depends on how one feels about loaded magazines, a subject which is a gray area, and has been frequently discussed. If you are OK with loaded mags, I would think your best bet would be to have a rifle or carbine with loaded mags nearby that could be quickly used to get gun up and running.
If, like me, you are leery about carrying around loaded magazines, I think your next best bet would be to have a shotgun with some buckshot and/or slugs in a pouch nearby. I have found that I can go from my driver's seat, uncase the shotgun, and load a few shells in about 30-40 seconds. Would that ever be useful in a real world scenario? I'm not sure, but I feel more comfortable having it with me than not.
Curious to hear how others feel about this.