Actually the States Attorney refuses to answer any questions regarding firearms. They will politely suggest that you contact a private lawyer. You can call the State Police and ask them. Depending on who you talk to and the mood they are in at the time you have a 50-50 of getting a straight answer from the police.thearmedrebel said:A call to the Attorney General will answer your questions. There is a lot of good information available online, but there is much more that is worthless and might get you into trouble. Besides the sites you mentioned, try the NRA's site.
Chief, while there is plenty to dislike about NJ gun laws I would like to dispel the myth that hollowpoints are illegagl in NJ. They aren't. You can walk into any gun store in the state and walk out with a box of your favorite hollow points.retiredchief said:Very restrictive in purchasing
of firearms. I have also heard that there are restrictions on
the kinds of ammunition you may purchase and/or utilize.
Hollow points I was told are not allowed. I an not sure if
this is true however, so others may offer better insight on
this. Good luck with your move.
Be warned that the process in N.J. to acquire an ID card can take as much as three months or more. This also applies to the purchase of a handgun for the first time. The Firearms ID card allows you to buy rifles and shotguns. You would need a separate permit to purchase a handgun and that is good for 90 days.
Boresight's got the ticket commute either to PA or Del. it will save you a ton of grief. NJ is bad and getting worse. cannot wait to see what Corzine pulls on the gun owners.Boresight said:I cannot answer your specific question; but, if your job in NJ is within a one hour commute from Pennsylvania consider moving back to the United States!
That is EXACTLY why I bought my gun here in Kansas! Like I said, I was in and out in maybe 20 minutes, since the employees and gun groupies hanging out in the store were busy talking to each other ("No way in HELL did I vote for Kerry! I ought to shoot you right now!"). Once I found out how ridiculously long the process is in NJ, just because they can't/won't push some paperwork through, I thought this would be the way to go.ctrmass said:It's been taking me 4+ months to get a pistol purchase permit.
What PO's me is, they do the same thing when you pick up the gun in about 5 minutes.........
I know there are no red flags on me, I'm a former "DoD contractor" I held a security clearance etc.etc. I'm pretty active in the database.:scratch:
Everyone in the PD knows me, I grew up here.
At one point I waited from August 01 to Feb 02 for a permit.:mummy:
FWIW for the extra $2.00 ea I get several pistol purchase permits when applying.
Theyre "supposed to" be renewable, but my town has told me that once theyre expired, I will need to apply all over again.:mummy: :mummy:
I hope the job pays well.........
Ideally? Maybe north CA wouldnt be so bad. I hear they are a little more gun friendly but I still wouldnt go there if my life depended on it. I am from NJ, but luckily my parents got me out of there when I was young. Good luck.andrew9C1 said:Ideally, California;
Andrew if you think you'd be better off when it comes to fireamrs in California knock yourself out. While Jersey's laws a stupid I can still walk into a gun store and walk out 15 minutes later with an AR.andrew9C1 said:Trust me, as soon as I get ahead in this job, I'll be leaving for another state. Ideally, California; but there I'll also have to worry about not being able to modify my car.
My full name, current address, DL number and expiration date, gun make/model/serial number, and signature are on the receipt. I guess doing as you said and driving the speed limit with the gun locked up, unloaded, is the only thing I can do.ctrmass said:That might complicate matters.
While some LEO's are very well versed with the (complicated and confusing) NJ gun laws, others may not see things as "on the up and up".
"If it's yours and legal...why dont you have the permit copy to show me?"
Question, is your name on the reciept?
If it is, I MIGHT take it. If it's not, I'd leave it at home.
Observe the speed limit, have the guns cased and unloaded (no loaded mags either) and in the trunk and you shouldnt have any problems.
BTW, If you have any evil looking guns, I'd definetly talk to a lawyer.
That last line is obviously what has me concerned.You are correct. If you move from another state to NJ, you can bring in any firearms (as long as they are not contraband pursuant to NJ's "assault firearm" law) with no obligation to obtain any permit. You should know that MANY police departments and prosecutors do not know or care about this legal fact. So, as I have told many clients, I can pretty much guarantee that you would never be convicted of anything, but I can't guarantee that you won't get arrested.
They let you buy AR15s there? Woah. That IS better.magilla gorilla said:Andrew if you think you'd be better off when it comes to fireamrs in California knock yourself out. While Jersey's laws a stupid I can still walk into a gun store and walk out 15 minutes later with an AR.