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  1. Yeah, except for a few years in Florida, Long Island and down the shore. My sister and her family are still in town, but everyone else has either passed or moved away. What's up with the PBA range on 16th Street?
  2. Sorry brother...I moved from Bayonne several years ago ;-) But the truth is, getting to this place will be easy as I live right up the street; getting back home will be a PITA because I'll have to do the u-turn thing on 22. The absolute worse stretch of that God-forsaken road is pretty much right where that range is.
  3. Oh good. I can fish Devoe and then check out their shop. Best of luck to them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. And you got to rub shoulders with the pimps, whores, hustlers and cutthroats who owned Times Square back then ;-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I’m literally like a kid awaiting Christmas morning........ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. These guys put out a phenomenal Sunday brunch. http://www.restaurantpassion.com/external_pages/nj/boulevardfive7220_mobile/mobile_index.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks, but I gotta confess I lifted the term from old Howard Stern riffs on his producer, Gary, LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Years ago I lived in Palm Coast, between St. Augustine and Daytona. My first gun purchase was at a pawn shop in Bunnell. I walked in, started looking at the display cases, and asked the guy behind the counter how long I’d have to wait to take possession once I bought a firearm. Before he could answer, an elderly man perched in a high croupier chair behind me asked: “You got a Florida driver’s license, boy?” When I answered yes, he said: “Then you’ve waited long enough!” LOL. I filled out an 8-question (IIRC) ATF form, grabbed my .32, and was out of there in two minutes. If I had to do all over again, though, I’d have stopped the car just before the Florida state line and lived in south Georgia. Prettier scenery, less crowded, much better bbq. Good luck to you, and congratulations for escaping the Horse-Toothed Jackass’ reign of terror. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Ah, we are hopeless. Even after their last sellout of their gun clientele (post-Sandy Hook), some still patronized them when they ran ammo sales. We are our own worst enemy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Looks like work is progressing. Can’t wait for them to open; they are practically within walking distance from me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I’m surprised they still accept hand-written applications: Bayonne started demanding them typed several years ago. If former Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell wins the upcoming mayoral election there, you can expect more roadblocks to be placed in the way of applicants. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Arrogant SOB’s. I wish just one town was sued successfully for violation of the few rights we DO have, so these others fall into line. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Check out the second paragraph.....smfh..... Bayonne is planning to re-open its indoor shooting range, the Sgt James J. Shea Memorial Pistol Range, after shutting its doors in 2016 due to a civilian complaint of lead poisoning. Even though the NJ Department of Healthfound no evidence that the civilian’s poisoning occurred at the gun range, the 50-year-old facility was overdue for renovations, which are expected to be completed in early 2018. The range is near 16th Street Park on Bayonne’s west side. The upgrades take place against the backdrop of recent gun violence in Las Vegas. Though the range had been open to the public, it may not be once the renovations are complete, according o Bayonne Police Chief Drew Sisk. The city may consider public safety, cost of upkeep, and insurance, though the reason is unclear. Plans include a new state-of-the-art heating and ventilation system, an integral piece that extracts lead dust from the air, and possibly a new roof. The range has been open to the public in the past, but city officials are considering reserving the range for official use only. The indoor facility allows practice with smaller weapons, such asnine-millimeter, 38-caliber, and 45-caliber pistols, in addition to some shotguns and submachine guns. The Bayonne City Council approved a $500,000 bond request in May to fund the renovations, and issued a request for proposals at the September meeting. A more precise time frame for the project will be determined once bids have been approved and a work schedule has been established. “It was time for upgrades,”Sisk said. “We kept [the range] together but now is as good of an opportunity as ever.” _____________ “It was time for upgrades. We kept it together but now is as good of an opportunity as ever.” – Bayonne Police Chief Drew Sisk ____________ Where there’s smoke… That puff of smoke coming out of the barrel of revolvers in spaghetti westerns, or from muskets in the Revolutionary War may add dramatic effect in film, but in real life that smoke is poisonous. “That’s why we create a negative pressure zone,” said Bayonne Police Captain Matt McGillis. “To keep that harmful particulate matter filtered and contained away from the common space.” McGillis is the police department’s shooting range specialist. He is a former Master Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy who worked with the military designing shooting ranges for soldiers. “The last thing we want is for our officers to inhale that,” he said, referring to the lead and chemicals that are present in gunfire residue. The BPD and city engineers are coming up with a plan to make the range safer by keeping the lead particles that are inherent in gun and bullet design out of people’s lungs.For instance, a kind of sticky paper will be installed on the floors to catch any harmful lead particles on the bottom of shoes. The number of shooting ports will be reduced from eight to six, new backdrops will be added to help catch the bullets, and the walls will be re-sealed. “I’m happy we got the ball rolling on this,” said Chief Sisk. “It’s no small expense, but well worth it so that our officers have the appropriate training.” Police officers are required to undergo firearm training semi-annually. Since the range closed, Bayonne officers have been using Jersey City’s outdoor range, which has targets at about a 50-yard range as opposed to Bayonne’s 40-yard indoor range. That comes in handy for practicing with more high-powered weapons, but for handguns and shotguns, a range closer to home will be much more convenient. Other upgrades Police departments are constantly upgrading and changing, and Bayonne is no different. The upgrades to the shooting range are only one of many the department is undergoing. The department will adopt a new body camera policy in early 2018, outfitting all patrolling officers with body cameras on the chest to record interactions with the public. Earlier this month, the communication system hardware and software was replaced with a new system made by Motorola. The new radio system enables more effective and clear communication with patrolling officers. The department’s computer-aided-dispatch (CAD) and records-keeping software will be updated with software from ProPhoenix by the end of the year. The system in place was installed in 1989 and the vendor, CISCO, can no longer maintain the product due to required parts and equipment no longer being manufactured or available. This project will be complete by the end of the year. Also by the end of the year, the BPD expects to be accredited by the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association, which ensures compliance with standards and ultimately awards the accreditation. The department has hired an outside consultant to ensure the department meets the standards required for accreditation. Read more: Hudson Reporter - Shooting for safety Upgrades coming for Bayonne shooting range Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Great news! I could walk to this joint if I had to. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I’ve only had to deal with two PD’s over the years for FID issues and P2P’s: Bayonne and Kenilworth. Bayonne had a couple of speed bumps laid out for firearms applicants. One was their request that you provide several “neighborhood references” in addition to those required by state law. Not only was that illegal, it was an egregious breach of privacy, as was their old policy (at least in the early 80’s through 90’s) of actually sending a detective down and ringing the doorbells of the neighbors on each side of you to see what they thought of you, and to inform them you were looking to purchase a handgun. They still want your employment information, and will send letters to your employer divulging your intention to purchase firearms, asking them if they have any objection, or reason to think it would be a bad idea. There used to be a “General Information Release Form” given to applicants, which would essentially give them authorization to utilize any and all means of investigating you and your background. The latest kink for prospective gun owners was their edict that they will not accept any hand written firearms applications. Kenilworth has their own firearms packets they hand out, which—besides the required forms—includes a “lifetime address form”. Yes, they actually want you to submit every address you’ve ever maintained....from birth. LOL. Needless to say, it was not easy or pleasant in either town to challenge them on these illegalities, but with a mix of politeness, firmness, numerous letters and phone calls, and copies of relevant statutes, the respective PD’s eventually did the right thing and processed my paperwork using only the state required forms. One thing that stays with me is the words of one of the COP’s, who said, “We knew these additional forms weren’t needed, but the state police told us to keep using them until somebody bitched about it”. Such a casual dismissal of the infringements they place on our rights. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk