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Everything posted by oldguysrule649

  1. The unpleasant memory of the shortages in the 2013-2016 timeframe, especially for 22LR, remains fresh in my mind. As such over recent years I have made it a priority to acquire an “adequate” amount for my needs. Each person will need to determine what is “adequate” for them, subject to their shooting habits, financial situation and other priorities. I have also factored into my thinking something I read online back then. It read “The ammunition you have on hand may be all that you will ever have”. Worth pondering. My main advice is to not be complacent in this period of good supply and low prices. The supply can turn negative very quickly. Numerous bills restricting purchase of ammunition were drafted and proposed since 2013 and are just waiting to be again dusted off and rammed through by our NJ legislature and governor.
  2. I am in Middletown, Welcome to the forums!
  3. I bumped this thread since it makes mention of A1016 which apparently is now law as of Feb 1st. I and many here already new about the new smart gun law. However this is the first I am hearing of a "personalized handgun roster". Source: Middletown Patch--> https://patch.com/new-jersey/middletown-nj/s/h01et/4-new-nj-laws-start-feb-1-heres-what-they-do?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=politics&utm_campaign=alert The link to A1016 within the aforementioned article is--> https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A1500/1016_I1.PDF Text from the article is pasted below. Just wonderful, now we will have a commission which will maintain a "personalized handgun roster". Sounds somewhat like the roster California has which severely limits what handguns citizens in that state can buy. As has been mentioned by others, I foresee the day that NJ will mandate only personalized handguns can be sold, thus we would be limited to only those handguns on this new roster. The net effect would be as bad if not worse than in California. Yet another incentive to apply for more permits and go purchase the handguns that you have been thinking of getting, before it is ultimately too late to do so. p.s. Mods: did not see any other current thread on this topic. Merge if there is, and/or move to Current NJ Legislation as you deem fit. "Smart gun usage Establishing performance standards for personalized handguns, also known "smart guns" and "child-proof guns," took effect on Saturday. A personalized handgun is a firearm incorporating technology that automatically limits its operational use and cannot be readily deactivated. It may only be fired by an authorized or recognized user, lawmakers said. The new law (A-1016) creates the "Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission" to be responsible for approving and maintaining a roster of personalized handguns authorized for sale to the public, lawmakers say. It will also require all licensed retail firearm dealers, with limited exception, to offer for sale at least one personalized handgun. The Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission will consist of seven members, including the state attorney general, superintendent of State Police, the commissioner of health or their respective designees, all serving ex-officio. The remaining four members would be appointed by the governor. "We've seen far too many senseless deaths because of handguns accidentally getting in the hands of children. The technology exists to curb this possibility," said Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, D-Bergen"
  4. An update on my Agile 52. I have had it now for about 5 months and continue to be very happy with it. I am not suggesting this is the best option for everyone. But was the best for me. I would describe it as a very high quality RSC, as opposed to a hardened safe. Will definitely keep my grandkids, visitors, etc from accessing my firearms. Would also slow down a burglar. However, I do also have other layers of security(central station alarm, surveillance cameras, etc.). I needed to secure my firearms on the 2nd floor of my home. So buying a 1000+ lbs behemoth was out of the question. Nor did I want to worry about having to move a heavy safe if we change residences. The Agile 52, with it's cradle Grid system, while costly, is extremely customizable and lets you take advantage of every nook and cranny to store your firearms and accessories. I purchased the "Plus" version which included 6 bins and three metal storage trays. Am using them all except for one of the storage trays. I also purchased the optional large shelf. This enables you to store four of your rifles up off the floor; providing you space underneath for ammo, etc. It is mandatory to bolt it down so it is stable and not easily carried away. In my case, I reinforced the bottom by purchasing some flat iron stock from Lowes/Home Depot and laying two strips of it across the bottom. The floor bolts go through those and then through four e-drilled holes in the bottom. I also put a lag bolt through the back panel into the wall. I used pieces of the wooden slats from it's packing materials as a shim between it's rear panel and the wall. (There was a gap due to the baseboard moulding.) It will hold six long guns with inline access, as well as six handguns (with one or two using the pegs for inline access, the remainder can be stored on the aforementioned storage trays which sit against the back panel behind your long guns. Lastly, the Zanotti or SecureIT's other line of safes might be worthwhile considering for those who may want a more hardened option without the worry of the weight of the safe imploding your house.
  5. I was formerly a member of GSSC and continue to attend our monthly meetups there. I had purchased numerous firearms from them and the service I received was always excellent. I have the highest regard for the integrity of Tony, Jeff, and their staff, and any future firearms purchases will also be from GSSC. For me, I also found their facility (parking area, inside lounge,etcj to be a more welcoming environment.
  6. Hi David, welcome. Great meeting you on Tuesday evening. regards, Art
  7. Thanks for the link. I just made a donation of one seat($35). Btw, this topic is getting a lot of coverage by Mark Walters on his Armed American Radio podcast. His Dec 12th show was mostly devoted to it.
  8. Fort Knox Pistol Box I have three hidden and bolted down in different areas of the house. Approx $200 each. Very strong.
  9. This was a front page article in Friday's(11/22) edition of the Asbury Park Press. In the APP article, it also states that "Maggs (the attorney) said he was worried; he had seen posts from Conti's Facebook page that included references to guns." I assume it was his Facebook page that revealed to the attorney that he was a firearms owner.
  10. Recommend you consider a Ruger Mark IV Hunter and/or the GP100 in 22LR. I have them both and they are high quality firearms, imho. (On a side note, after always regretting not purchasing a 7” fluted barrel back in the 1970s for my High Standard Sharpshooter, I finally scratched that itch 45 years later by buying the Hunter.)
  11. Fwiw, the article is from a few days ago but the incident being described (finding the gun) was in 2012.
  12. Yes, impeccable timing indeed. Two weeks before the Supreme Court hears it’s first 2A case in a decade.
  13. I recently purchased an Agile 52 safe from SecureIT. Am very pleased with it. Recommend you check out their product line to see if any of their products fit your particular needs. I have mine installed in an upstairs bedroom. Will writeup a full review when I have time.
  14. Excellent post OP. I voted by mail about three weeks ago. I really like voting by mail.
  15. To quote one of the comments below the Ammoland (actually NJ2AS) article, the NJSP will action on this right after they finish finding Bigfoot in the Pine Barrens. This is disgusting and yet another example of the contempt and oppression we law abiding NJ gun owners live under in this state. This MDA puppet knowingly breaks the law and will no doubt get a pass from the Governor and AG. While they would not hesitate to destroy our lifes over the slightest misstep.
  16. Am thinking of going to Stafford WMA tomorrow. Will be my first time there. Mainly plan to shoot clays at the shotgun(clay) range. Curious how busy it gets there on Saturdays. Appreciate any info and tips anyone may have. May also do some shooting at the muzzleloader(rifle) range as well.(Unfortunately was unable to go to the meetup last weekend).
  17. Glad to hear it went well. On a humorous note, I had very much looked forward to my class for several months. Hoped to go to the class well rested after a good night’s sleep. Not! Had to travel to Ohio the preceding week. Unable to fly home until Friday evening. Plane delays resulted in me arriving home at midnight after traveling for 9 hours door to door. Asleep at 1:00 am, up at 5:30 am for the 2 hour drive to Pa. Then the class in the scorching sun all day. It was also very obvious that I (66yo) was by far the oldest of the group. The next oldest was a very physically fit LEO who was about 15 years my junior. Average age of the class was 30 something. Nevertheless did ok with the various drills and came home with my certificate which I am quite proud of despite the aforementioned challenges.
  18. JMich, looks like the weather will be perfect for your class. I took it back in June and it was a scorching 85-90 degrees and sunny. Despite that, I really enjoyed the class.
  19. If you scroll down to the September 27th date and click on "Main Document", I believe this is the document being referred to.
  20. This article in the Florida Sun-Sentinal really caught my eye. Entitled "Thousands of guns taken under Red Flag law, but South Florida lags in applying it". https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/crime/fl-ne-red-flag-law-review-20190921-ygedayoyybaczmpzrrsy7kssdu-story.html It is mainly criticizing the fact that some counties are using it less aggressively than others. But that aside, it is the frequency with which it has been used strikes me as quite alarming. One quote: "Florida has taken guns away from 2,000 residents in the year and a half since the state passed its Red Flag law, ......" And for anyone who still thinks that judges will respect and protect due process: "So far, judges have gone along with law enforcement a vast majority of the time — nearly 97 percent of temporary orders and 99 percent of final orders are granted statewide." If this is the state of affairs in 2A friendly Florida, just imagine the draconian way NJ's Red Flag laws can be applied here.
  21. Good that you were proactive and have stored your guns at Gunsitters. Your lawyer can advise you whether it is better for him to hold the keys or if you should pass temporary ownership to Gunsitters as Mr Stu mentioned. As far as the marital relationship is concerned, whatever you are feeling(stress, anxiety, etc) and whatever the outcome, just trust that the time will come when you will feel happy again and life will return to a state of normalcy. Remain civil in dealing with your wife and always keep the best long term interests of your children, and your relationship with them, in mind. I speak as someone who went thru this and got divorced 28 years ago, with two young children. Even in the best of circumstances, going thru a divorce is a very very unpleasant experience. Fwiw, I am an IT professional. So I totally get the logical/rational vs emotional personality contrast. That remains a challenge even with my current wife (married 22 years.) Best of luck
  22. I am confused and concerned about one section in particular. In the section entitled “New Form/Certification”, it mentions memorializing the background check, ”including serial number”, ....... Is that referring to the serial number of the firearm or a serial number of the background check? If firearm , isn’t that registration?
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