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  1. I'm an AK guy, so can't speak specifically to the AR platform. But I've recently discovered that high temp brake grease works wonders on an AK. I wouldn't be surprised if the same is true for an AR but, again, I don't know all that much about them.
  2. If I understand this new AG directive correctly, its really not that big a deal. We run a trace on every crime gun recovered anyway. At least... we're supposed to. It doesn't ALWAYS happen, but thats another matter entirely. The ATF has a website called etrace that facilitates this pretty well. Most LE agencies in other states can set up their own account through etrace and run the traces themselves. Of course, in NJ, we're supposed to run them through "NJTRACE", which basically sends the info to the state police, who then runs the gun through etrace. This is an unnecessary step, IMO, and it just slows things down. But thats NJSP for you. Anyway, every LE agency that has an etrace account can "opt in" to allow other LE agencies to view the results of traces ran by their agency. Most agencies in NJ didn't know that you could do this because, again, everything has to be run through the NJSP. This just makes it mandatory for agencies to share the results. Most LE agencies in other states do this anyway. All the ATF does is trace the serial# back to the original purchaser of the gun. The response is a one page summary listing the original dealer, the purchaser, the make, manufacturer, and importer of the firearm. Thats it. It doesn't really amount to much if the gun was sold privately umpteen times since the original purchase. As for them using the data to "shame" other states... go right ahead. If Murphy thinks that the governor of Georgia/Texas/Tennessee gives two sh*ts what some Massachusetts millionaire thinks about pretty much anything, he can keep on dreaming.
  3. Hmm. Interesting. 2C:58-2a(4) says this: " (4) No rifle or shotgun, except antique rifles or shotguns, shall be delivered to any person unless such person possesses and exhibits a valid firearms purchaser identification card and furnishes the seller, on the form prescribed by the superintendent, a certification signed by him setting forth his name, permanent address, firearms purchaser identification card number and such other information as the superintendent may by rule or regulation require. The certification shall be retained by the dealer and shall be made available for inspection by any law enforcement officer at any reasonable time." The implication there seems to be that you need to furnish the FID card to the seller in person, so you would either need to meet them somewhere or they would have to personally deliver the firearm in person (which is common for private sales). But I suppose you could make the argument that you could furnish all of those things in person, and then they could simply ship the firearm to your house later after you have done so?
  4. The law insofar as no shipping to one's house is already on the books (too lazy to look up the exact statute, sorry). But that is the reason for the common assertion that a C&R license is useless in NJ. Most other states, you can buy a C&R firearm online and have it shipped to your house.
  5. I know I'm late to this discussion, but it bears mentioning that a C&R isn't AS useful in NJ as other states, because you can't legally have a firearm shipped to your house here. However, nothing precludes you from driving to another state (say PA or DE) and purchasing a C&R firearm from a dealer there, then bringing it back to NJ (provided it doesn't qualify as an assault weapon). This includes C&R handguns.
  6. It should be noted that this ruling establishes the right to OPEN CARRY a firearm, and says nothing of concealed carry. NJ does not allow open carry whatsoever, as far as I'm aware. Also, HI is a "may issue" state, just like NJ. I'm sure they have issued carry permits at some point in the past as well, just not many.
  7. I would have shipped it using Shipmygun.com. Easily the cheapest method I've found for shipping any firearm. In the event that the manufacturer needed to send you a new gun, you could just give them the name/address of whatever FFL you want to receive it for you and do the transfer. I sold a pair of handguns to a guy in NY and shipped them both in the same box using shipmygun.com and it was less than $30.
  8. Millville has a "home occupation" ordinance which designates it as a "conditional use" that can be granted by the planning board. One of the prerequisites, though, is that no sales can be conducted on the premises. So yes, technically I could do internet and or gun show sales and be in compliance. The problem is that I'm still at the mercy of the planning board whether I meet the prerequisites or not. My suspicion is that they would deny any business plan which results in me selling guns out of my house (internet or otherwise). I could be wrong but, the truth is, I don't really want to sell guns anyway. I want to do repairs and transfers. Thats it. And I know that I could get the planning board to allow me to do those things because I know a gunsmith who does exactly those things who lives around the corner from me. The problem is, he got his FFL like 40 years ago. Not sure if the rules have changed. At the end of the day, life would be a lot easier if the ATF and NJSP would grant me the licenses just based on being zoned for a gunsmithing business.
  9. Thanks for the reply. Thats what I would think as well, but that recording when I called the NJSP threw me off. It was very specific that it had to say the premises is approved for retail firearms sales.
  10. I'm aware of that. The question kind of applies to both, though. Does the letter HAVE to say that I'm approved for retail sales if I don't plan on selling anything?
  11. I called the NJSP firearms invest unit but can't get anybody to pick up the phone, so figured I'd ask here. I'm in the process of obtaining a professional gunsmithing cert and hope to run my business (part time) out of my home. The recorded message at the NJSP states that, before they will send you an application, you need a letter from your zoning official that states that you are approved for "retail firearms and ammunition sales." Thing is, I have zero intention of selling guns or ammunition. But i still need a retail dealer's license to operate as a gunsmith. So is it ok if the zoning letter states that I am approved for gunsmithing activities, or does it have to say that I'm approved for sales in spite of the fact that I won't be selling anything?
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  13. Anyone know of any decent nearby outdoor ranges in PA and or DE that accept out of state members? I have a feeling that, come next year, many of my firearms and or magazines will be illegal in NJ and I want a safe place to shoot them. EDIT: I live in southern NJ so it would need to be in the Philly or Newark, DE area.
  14. Actually I stand corrected, just went back and reviewed the case. The above subject was given his Bushmaster back with the stock removed. Not sure if this guy is bothering to fight to have the stock returned or not. If not, though, he should. As I said, NJ state statute does not explicitly outlaw collapsible stocks and, especially in the light of the fact that the subject was found not guilty of the charge, I'm not sure how the prosecutors office can get away with keeping it.
  15. This may be a moot point to some, but it bears mentioning anyway. There is nothing in NJ State Statute that mentions anything regarding the "2 or more evil features." It gives a list of illegal firearms, followed by the ambiguous "substantially similar" clause. There was a case thrown out back in... 96? I believe due to the ambiguity of that clause. The attorney general then issued a charging guideline for law enforcement which was basically his interpretation of what is "substantially similar." This is where the "at least two of the following features" language comes from. The attorney general's guideline is exactly that. A guideline. It is not a law, as the attorney general does not have the power to legislate. It is not even mandatory that law enforcement follow it (unless that individual department mandates, via a S.O.P, that officers from that department follow the AG guidelines in regard to assault firearms. And even then the officer can only be punished administratively). Personally, as a law enforcement officer, I would never charge someone under this ridiculous statute (unless the offender is a complete ****off and I want to stick it to him). The reason why its a moot point, however, is because no FFL dealer in NJ wants to risk having his license suspended while he fights it in court, so none will sell a firearm that violates the "2 or more features" guideline. Its a shame that there isn't a dealer out there with deep pockets who is willing to put it to the test, because I think they would win. Down here in Cumberland County we had a case this Summer where a guy was charged under the assault weapon statute for having an AR clone with a collapsible stock. He was found not guilty and given his rifle back.