The case for using a "case" is pretty easy to make
Use a case for transport.
NOTE-There are locales that require a case for transport of any firearms, and in some instances they require those cases be locked. Please do not confuse any of this post with legal advice. That being said, DO NOT bring a firearm through NJ without checking ALL laws. (there should be an app for that....post a trip itinerary, and see what the different legal issues you might have in your travels)
DO NOT use a case for long term storage.
Sad image from Fox Collectors site.