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  1. BillC.

    Ruger precision rimfire

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  2. First, find a place to shoot long range, for me that's a bigger problem then what to shoot. I'm lucky to be able to squeeze 300yds out of the farms where I shoot. Not really long range but fun plinking with center fire.
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    12 ga "bear" loads

    remember when back in the 60's only buckshot was legal for bear hunting. nobody had a problem using it.
  4. Not enough hunters, not enough areas open for hunting to support new hunters. Those of us that do hunt can only eat so many. Longer seasons wont help much. they are long now compared to the 60's when we had 6 days of buck, and maybe, if you drew a tag, one day of doe. no limit on does in zone 12 now and four months to hunt. One thing for sure, on opening day of gun last year there were hardly any shots heard in an area that sounded like a war zone on opening day twenty years ago.
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    Satire: WTS My AR Build

    great post. sadly all to true
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    Cleaning Rem 760

    first time I put my 760 back together it took about three hours. 5 minutes to take apart. yup PIA dust cover. it gets easier if you do it a couple of times.
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    Knife completely in pocket?

    ahhh the 4" rule. I had read the in a BATF publication not to long ago. I was looking for something else and happened to see it. may have been looking for taser carry info. Anyway I remember thinking, That's the answer to the four finger myth that the uninformed quote when I whip out the Kershaw No I cannot find now, wasn't looking for it when I read it but it stuck in my mind (lots of empty space in there) No has nothing to do with NJ.
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    Knife completely in pocket?

    ain't life in NJ wonderful. EDC is something I have done since I was 8 or 10 years old. You grow up on a farm you use the tools. I don't leave home without it. Sadly, NJ is not what it once was. We can only hope for common sense to prevail. no I'm not a lawyer, I known members of law enforcement and correction officers. And I know of people that have been convicted for defending their property and themselves. Any way you want to spin it, you will end up in court with the deck stacked against you. How deep are your pockets? Can you afford to defend yourself in court? This is the world we live in now. yes I was being bit sarcastic when I said you cannot defend yourself in NJ, but can you really?
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    Knife completely in pocket?

    Self-defense illegal? in NJ yes. die if you must, but don't resist by law there is no self defense in NJ. you cannot use force. you can lock your self in a closet or run. your choice or am I mistaken ?
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    Knife completely in pocket?

    Is there a legal precedent where someone was charged for something for claiming that a knife they were carrying was for self defense? 1982 State v. Brown, the New Jersey Appellate Court found that a person does not need to intend to use a knife as a weapon in order for it to be considered a dangerous knife, and therefore a weapon. This decision can make it difficult for a person to determine if a particular knife is legal to own, as it could be considered a dangerous knife, even if the owner has no intention of using it to harm another. However, because New Jersey law allows for the possession of a dangerous knife, by those who have a legal purpose for owning them, any knife may be considered legal if owned for a “lawful purpose”. The phrase “lawful purpose” was challenged in State v. Blaine, when Mr. Blaine was discovered carrying a folding knife with a 4 inch blade. The Court reasoned that because the knife carried by Mr. Blaine was not a gravity knife, switchblade knife, dagger, dirk or stiletto, those knives specifically mentioned by new Jersey statute as weapons, the defendant may escape a guilty finding, if the state cannot prove that he carried the knife for an unlawful purpose the law is clear as mud, your results may vary.
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    Knife completely in pocket?

    I agree also, the law is vague, which leaves enforcement up to whims of the court. Trying to carry in NYC or any other urban area is a bad idea any way you look at it. I thought the discussion was what is legal in NJ. Common sense although fleeting in NJ has to be based on established guide lines. Hence my reference to the federal law. The BATF is the go to agency to for defining dangerous devices. NJ says you cannot sell a knife with a blade longer then 5" to a minor under 18 yr old. that's the only place length is mentioned in the law. So OK is over 5" legal for adults? what's reasonable? NJ can and will do what it wants. Section 2C:39-3 of the New Jersey Criminal Code makes it illegal to carry "any gravity knife, switchblade knife, dagger, dirk, stiletto . . . without any explainable lawful purpose." Furthermore, you are forbidden from possessing any other weapon "not manifestly appropriate for lawful use." Now the legislators had enough common sense to know that there are legal uses for knives and put in an exception. You are allowed to carry a knife in the woods if you are hunting or on the way to a hunting expedition. Can you carry your handy Swiss Army knife to file your nails or use as an emergency corkscrew, or for any of its other multiple uses? Is your knife "manifestly appropriate for lawful use"? The problem with the law is that although it defines illegal knives, it does a rather poor job of defining what is legal. That means defining legal gets left to the policeman who sees your prize pocketknife dangling from your key chain and the local judge who hears your case if you are charged with a fourth-degree crime pursuant to the Criminal Code. Take, for example, the young man who made the mistake of carrying a pocketknife in a small town on the New Jersey shore. That mistake cost him an $800 fine. Even though you may be an upstanding citizen with no felonious intent, if you happen to wander into a town that likes receiving revenues from various municipal citations, you may be out of luck. Or a little bit poorer when you leave.
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    Knife completely in pocket?

    also see this https://www.quora.com/What-are-New-Jerseys-knife-laws The New Jersey legislature has defined weapon as anything “readily capable of lethal use or of inflicting serious bodily injury”. It further states that the term includes gravity knives, switchblade knives, daggers, dirks, stilettos, or other “dangerous” knives. In 1982, in State v. Brown, the New Jersey Appellate Court found that a person does not need to intend to use a knife as a weapon in order for it to be considered a dangerous knife, and therefore a weapon. This decision can make it difficult for a person to determine if a particular knife is legal to own, as it could be considered a dangerous knife, even if the owner has no intention of using it to harm another. However, because New Jersey law allows for the possession of a dangerous knife, by those who have a legal purpose for owning them, any knife may be considered legal if owned for a “lawful purpose”. Definition of Lawful Purpose: The phrase “lawful purpose” was challenged in State v. Blaine, when Mr. Blaine was discovered carrying a folding knife with a 4 inch blade. The Court reasoned that because the knife carried by Mr. Blaine was not a gravity knife, switchblade knife, dagger, dirk or stiletto, those knives specifically mentioned by new Jersey statute as weapons, the defendant may escape a guilty finding, if the state cannot prove that he carried the knife for an unlawful purpose. As such, because there was no proof that Mr. Blaine did not carry the knife for a lawful purpose, he could not be found guilty of carrying an illegal weapon. The Blaine Court cited State v. Lee, in which the legislature’s intent, when enacting the law prohibiting the carrying of certain knives
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    Knife completely in pocket?

    4" folder is from the Federal law per ATF guide line for in pocket folders I have heard that 4 finger crap all my life and have always quoted the federal law as its about the only definitive ruling I have found in regard to max length of a folder
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    Knife completely in pocket?

    folding knife up to 4" in pocket is OK in NJ. a tool not a weapon
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