An oddity that in over 30 years of flying with a firearm has never happened. Yesterday LGA flying to SYR the check in clerk upon my telling her as usual "I have a firearm to declare" said "just wait I'll call the police" so I asked "why would you do that? Call Police?" She said yes. So, in a few minutes here comes Port Authority 2 cops relatively not really friendly and asked to see gun and my "papers to show your ID" and I asked politely why. I told them in over 30 years traveling I have never been interviewed by cops just had to check in with TSA. They told me "welcome to New York we have our own rules". So I began a short series of polite chat and a joke to calm everyone down, they looked in my now-open hardcase and they REALLY did not like the .45 magazines loaded. Perfectly legal for the TSA is what I said. Gun unloaded, in hardcase and locked. All normal. Police said "no this is New York we do not like your loaded magazines do you have another case" and I said no. Female thought long and hard and looking at my own State CCW and DL she said "well I suppose you can go you look like a good guy" and that was it. Because I "look like a good guy" the police of New York decided I could go. Sure looks like what I would think of as a Police State to me where cops get to decide if "I look like a good guy" and what if they had not? Arrested? Seize firearm? Tell me fuck right off? Tell me to go see a Judge because I have a firearm? Why yes to all I sure think that's where New York is headed to.