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  1. 2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
    Section 2C:39-3 - Prohibited weapons and devices.

    f. Dum-dum or body armor penetrating bullets. (1) Any person, other than a law enforcement officer or persons engaged in activities pursuant to subsection f. of N.J.S.2C:39-6, who knowingly has in his possession any hollow nose or dum-dum bullet, or (2) any person, other than a collector of firearms or ammunition as curios or relics as defined in Title 18, United States Code, section 921 (a) (13) and has in his possession a valid Collector of Curios and Relics License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, who knowingly has in his possession any body armor breaching or penetrating ammunition, which means: (a) ammunition primarily designed for use in a handgun, and (b) which is comprised of a bullet whose core or jacket, if the jacket is thicker than.025 of an inch, is made of tungsten carbide, or hard bronze, or other material which is harder than a rating of 72 or greater on the Rockwell B. Hardness Scale, and (c) is therefore capable of breaching or penetrating body armor, is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.....

    (2) a. Nothing in subsection f. (1) shall be construed to prevent a person from keeping such ammunition at his dwelling, premises or other land owned or possessed by him, or from carrying such ammunition from the place of purchase to said dwelling or land, ....

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  2. Are there any websites or articles that give the rundown on types of body armor, specific reviews, etc?

    I've done some reading and I think my requirements are probably:

    1. Lighter weight soft body armor (Level IIIA) with the capability of inserting steel plates to bring it to Level IV
    2. Front and rear coverage.
    3. Optional side coverage (Level IIIA with ability to go to Level IV).
    4. Molle webbing front and rear.
    5. It is a one time purchase so cost is not so much of a factor.
    6. It would not be worn on a regular basis but mostly kept in the trunk.

  3. Just a bit of warning: If your plane makes an unexpected stop (because of weather, etc.) in an unfriendly state, do NOT take possession of your bag that contains the firearm under any circumstances. That might mean camping out at the carousel and watching it go round and round. I know I am paranoid but there are stories of people getting in hot water for this.

    The inner case that contains your firearm should be locked (and not with a TSA lock).

    Also check with your airline as each can have their own rules.

  4. The latest forecast seems that we are going to be spared.



    Hurricane Florence will impact North Carolina and the northern half of South Carolina as a major hurricane later this week.  The storm will then move very slowly inland over North Carolina bringing record rainfall to a large portion of that state as well as northern South Carolina and southern Virginia.

    With the exception of continued rough surf conditions and some minor coastal flooding, the impact of Florence on New Jersey will be minimal.  The hurricane will be blocked from moving northward into our area and will slowly dissipate over land well to our south.

    There are two additional hurricanes in the Atlantic basin, Helene and Issac.  Issac will threaten the several islands in the eastern Caribbean but will not pose a threat to either the U.S. or Puerto Rico.  Helene will recurve out to sea well east of the U.S.  A new tropical storm will threat Texas later in the week.


    Hurricane Florence currently located in the far central tropical Atlantic is continuing to move west-northwestward and will continue on this general track for the next five days.

    It appears as though persistent ridging in the northwest Atlantic (part of the reason for our unseasonable heat) will rebuild next week.  This ridging will continue to direct Florence towards the East Coast and the opportunity for a weakness in this ridge being able to create a path for Florence to curve out the sea is becoming less likely by the day.

    Computer modeling is converging on the idea that Florence will continue on a west-northwest track all the way to or near the US Mid-Atlantic coast in about 7 days.  Details still be be determined.  Right now, Florence looks to be a threat anywhere from North Carolina to southern New England. 

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  6. Fifth Circuit Rejects Constitutional Challenges to "Campus Carry

    "Three professors from the University of Texas at Austin challenged a Texas law permitting the concealed carry of handguns on campus and a corresponding University policy prohibiting professors from banning such weapons in their classrooms. The professors argued that the law and policy violate the First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The district court dismissed the claims. We AFFIRM"

    A small victory but these cases keep on adding up. One day we might get a pro-2A ruling in the 3rd circuit for NJ (one can only hope).

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  7. Unfortunately I think this may be just the tip of the iceberg. Many of our rights are being eviscerated. The bill of rights mean very little to the left.

    The left would like to completely eliminate that dusty old constitution and replace it with their socialist Soros agendas.

    Free speech, one of the hallmarks of our constitution, is being eroded by "hate speech" laws. If the government doesn't like what you are saying then it can become hate speech.

    Freedom of the press is also being eroded by "fake news".

    The RKBA is being eroded to "keep us all safe".

    Our rights of privacy and due process are going out the window with these new laws.

    I have "stayed in the closet" about my second amendment thoughts with most people. You can't be open to doctors or anyone anymore.

    These are sad times ahead. I am optimistic that things can get better. It just takes so long for the pendulum to swing back to normalcy. NJ is done until SCOTUS saves us.

    These sound like the rants of a paranoid crazy. I guess I am just deplorable.

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  8. 6 hours ago, JMich3 said:

    I didn’t even read into what they do to be honest. I’m damn sure at this point i don’t need one

    Guns have absolutely nothing to do with need!
    (Just kidding of course)

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  9. 12 hours ago, Regular Guy said:

    I carry a SOG Escape.  It has a glass breaker point and and seat belt cutter.  Those features make it more easy to explain the knife as a tool.  If I'm asked to provide an explanation, that's another valid reason besides the fact I live in the woods and use it daily as a tool.  I have 15 years of military experience and 7 years of law enforcement experience (in a free state, not NJ) and I've been the first person to many accidents in my life, both on and off duty.  I've actually had to cut seat belts and break windows multiple times to help people out of vehicles.

    I have a Benchmade Triage for the same reasons (I even like the name). Unfortunately it is a lock back so I can't take it into NYC. For that I got a slightly smaller cheap slip joint knife that I always carry deep in my pocket without the exposed clip.

  10. 44 minutes ago, peacewalker said:

    my EDC is a small folder (spyderco sage 5, less than 3 inches blade length) and even with that I feel like a criminal if I take 10 steps outside my home.  I wouldn't be comfortable carrying anything larger than that or menacing looking.

    And that is one of their objectives.

  11. 1 hour ago, capt14k said:

    NJ is so screwed up.@PK90 here is the specific case law that says you can not arm yourself with a knife or blade for self defense. However they have conceded you can arm yourself for self defense inside the home.

    NJ v Montalvo (2017), due to Heller, they concede you can arm yourself with a machete inside the house for self defense.

    However they maintain that in State v Kelly (1990) arming yourself with a carpet cutting razor before leaving the house to use for self defense is illegal.


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    Agree that NJ laws are completely irrational. If she found the carpet cutting razor on the ground when she was being attacked then she could use it for self defense as it was "spontaneous". So in NJ's view you cannot "plan" to protect yourself outside of your home. Ugh.

  12. I summarized the deciding case about knives below:


    State v. Blaine

    "the officers patted down defendant and found in a pocket a closed folding knife which had a blade approximately four inches long and approximately one inch wide and a black handle with a picture of a dragon on one side."

    "Any person who knowingly has in his possession any other weapon under circumstances not manifestly appropriate for such lawful uses as it may have is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree."

    "Some objects that may be used as weapons also have more innocent purposes. For example, a machete can be a lethal weapon or a useful device for deep sea fishing."

    "Thus, in the case of a charge under N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(d), the State must prove not only the fact of possession of an implement which could be used as a weapon but circumstantial culpability as well."

    "its status as a weapon whose possession is capable of subjecting its possessor to criminal liability is entirely dependent on the circumstances attending the possession."

    "The question which is directly before us is whether a knife of the nature here involved is by itself of such a character as to permit a conviction in the absence of any incriminating factor other than its presence in one's pocket as he is walking down the street. We conclude that it is not. Obviously, a folding knife with a four-inch blade can be used lethally and is capable of inflicting serious injury. See N.J.S.A. 2C:39-1(r). But it also has a myriad of perfectly proper uses, including purposes which are "precautionary, sporting or otherwise benign.""

    "We are constrained, therefore, to conclude that this knife was not of a character whose bare possession, in the absence of a single additional incriminating circumstance, can sustain a conviction of crime."

    "The conviction appealed from is reversed."

  13. 10 hours ago, Displaced Texan said:

    I carry a knife every single day, and have since I was like 8 (I’m 52 now). I’ve never been hassled by any LEO in any state for it, even though I wear it clipped to my pocket and visible to God and everyone. I even recently got through security and boarded an aircraft at PHL, without TSA catching it (scary!). No worries, I had no ill intentions...I just forgot it was clipped to my pocket!

    The ONLY time any LEO has ever said anything about it was at the Library of Congress a few months back. It was clipped to my pocket when I went through the metal detector to do service to one of my machines there. The cop asked me about it, and I told him it was a ‘tool of the trade’. He let me through no further questions asked. 

    I think the law exists for those intending to, or do commit a crime. I doubt seriously any LEO would give a normal Joe on the street any crap about carrying a pocketknife. 



    There are some places you will not be able to carry a knife. When I went to SCOTUS they searched us multiple times even opening my wallet and checking a thumb drive I had in it.

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