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Gun Control or Merely Incompetence? New Jersey Towns Are "Out of Permits"

Maksim

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New Jersey's gun owners have largely heard most of the excuses when it comes to applying for pistol permits, from the classic "The Chief has not been able to sign them yet, he is (on vacation, too busy,  lunar calendar has not aligned)" to the "we only process pistol permits once a week from X to Y o'clock, by appointment only."

Now legal, law abiding citizens have a new one they can add to the list... "we ran out of pistol permits."

What was surely supposed to be yet another joke of a topic or a new gun owner being pushed around by an anti-gun municipality is unfortunately, seemingly true.

Earlier today an NJGF member posted that when speaking with a friend, they were told by Clark township, a municipality known for fairly speedy processing times, that the background check was complete however the township was "out of actual permits and were waiting on a delivery."

Another member quickly responded with a similar story posted in a different NJ gun group about the city of Hoboken.

This... is not a joke.

This begs the question, how was this incompetence allowed to happen?  Or perhaps this is a more sinister ploy and a measure of gun control?

No Permits, No Hand Guns

Unfortunately, as everyone knows, the only thing that results from this is the rights of law abiding citizens are being trampled and is unacceptable and a reminder of the Soviet Union days of waiting in line to purchase bread with your coupon.

While it is no secret that many gun owners are applying for multiple permits in order to get ahead of the draconian price increase that Governor Murphy is trying to push through, there is simply no excuse today.

A question for the community,  has the state ever "run out" of pistol permits in the past?

What other townships and municipalities are "running out" of permits?

If you have not done so already, take a look at the topic here.

 



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Would be great if a news org like NJ.com would ask the governors office if this was intentional or an oversight...

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22 minutes ago, 124gr9mm said:

Would be great if a news org like NJ.com would ask the governors office if this was intentional or an oversight...

I plan on making some calls to the towns and my former town.

Best thing we can do is spread the message and will get a response. 

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12 hours ago, Maksim said:

I plan on making some calls to the towns and my former town.

Best thing we can do is spread the message and will get a response. 

Send emails to the NJ 101.5 folks.  They would love this topic.

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On 6/5/2019 at 10:11 PM, 124gr9mm said:

Would be great if a news org like NJ.com would ask the governors office if this was intentional or an oversight...

"LMAO - oh yes -- the media is very interested in covering the abuse of gun-owning citizens -- just call the media and tell them you're getting screwed -by the government - they'll understand"

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I'm from Clark and never had an issue with permits.  Took at most 3 or 4 weeks. Never a hassle.  For Clark I will take them at their word that tbey ran out of permits. they also have an on line system to apply.  Reference were back the next day on line. Hope it all gets cleared up.

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I was in the clerk office in my town last week so I stopped to chat with the lady who processes permits.  When I asked about her supply she turned and pointed to the printer that produces them and it looked like there were several hundred blank ones there.

She said there was never an issue in the past getting them.

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12 hours ago, Sal said:

Thanks. This was in Clark? 

No, different town.

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Ok I just got an email from on line system for gun permit application. Background is complete and now waiting on application to complete.  See how fast this goes. Old way it only took 3 weeks.

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I'm in Tinton Falls, I've been waiting since March 11th.  They too have an online application and references we're back the same day.  Got my prints done a week later, by then all of the background checks and mental health and criminal history came back.  I called and emailed them and they just keep saying they'll call me when it's ready.

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