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  1. OK, but what is the difference between the products described in the article, and US LawShield, which IS sold in New Jersey? They all seem to be the same thing: they cover legal expenses in case of a self-defense incident, right? Secondly, what law says they can't sell these things in NJ? I understand there's some sort of executive order to that effect, but no actual law was ever passed was it?
  2. As far as I can see though, the NJ statute does not seem to say anything about transporting ammo, at least not as far as I can find. I don't know where the ammo and the magazine part on the NJSP website came from.
  3. OK, but what difference does the weight of the projectile make? How does that affect me when I'm shooting? What practical result does it have in the real world or at the range?
  4. Looking at the laws and at what folks have posted, it's pretty clear: according to the statute, the case does not need to be locked, and if it's in a fastened case that isn't locked, it doesn't even need to be in the trunk. You could theoretically throw a naked gun with no packaging in the locked trunk. So by putting a fastened case with no lock in the trunk, I'm already going above and beyond the statute. The interstate transportation laws say it has to be in the trunk or, if there's no trunk, locked in a case. This is stricter than the NJ statute. The contradiction that Mr. Stu mentioned is in the State Police website where it says, "Firearms shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported. If the vehicle does not have a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm and or ammunition shall be in a locked container other than the vehicle's glove compartment or center console and kept farthest from the driver." The first line comes from the NJ statute, and the second comes from the interstate transportation law, and contradicts the first. But still, I can see why a person would want to go a little above the exact statute just to be on the safe side. When I bought a gun in California a few years ago, I went overboard trying to prove to myself and anyone who might ask how serious I was about gun safety. I put a cable lock AND a trigger lock on the gun, then put the gun in a case and locked the case with a padlock, and threw the whole thing in the trunk. Now that I think about it, that might have been a little excessive, because how do you keep track of all those keys?
  5. What you say clears up a lot. The NJ statute just says "fastened case" OR "locked in trunk," but the NJSP website states that then randomly adds the FOPA part about how if you don't have a trunk you have to keep it in a locked case. I always wondered why those two statements on the State Police website contradict each other.
  6. I'm actually just planning on driving it home from the gun store. So if you bought a new Glock and you had a car with a trunk, you would feel pretty comfortable just transporting it home in that case without any lock on it? Or would you wanna be extra cautious and move it to a lockable case anyway?
  7. Question: Does the case that a new Glock comes in have a hole that I can put a padlock in to lock it?
  8. I have had a similar issue but got a permit a couple months ago. It might be best to just tell the cops at your town what is going on and ask if that would count as a "yes" or a "no." Then you don't have to worry about whether you've committed some kind of crime. They might tell you to start all over again, and they will probably say you have to get a letter from the doctor saying you're OK. Other people may tell you that you should just say no. I don't know if the cops will find out about your treatment or not. It seems they're mostly looking for commitments to mental places, but who knows for sure? What you describe does not disqualify you from owning a firearm. I would be interested in knowing what eventually happened and what you decided to do.
  9. Thanks. I think I'll call the store and reserve the gun. I definitely do not want to renew my permit. I have no desire to interact with bureaucrats during normal times, and I certainly don't want to now. I'm going to try to get everything all wrapped up before the earlier deadline.
  10. Hi. Perhaps some much more experienced NJ gun owners can give me advice on something? I recently bought a gun and want to buy another one, but the one-gun-a-month rule makes me eligible to buy my second gun exactly 24 days before my permit expires (I of course went out and got my gun the moment I got the permit but the gun stores happened to close just before my order came in. So with that and the background check it took over three weeks for me to get the gun after I ordered it. And plus, the police department didn't tell me to come in and pick up the permit until 10 days after it was issued.) So I'm wondering, will the 24 days be enough for me to get the gun, including special ordering it if necessary, and background check? Or would it be a better idea to call somewhere and put a deposit on the gun I want today so that it will be ready to go when my OGAM expires? The date I can buy again is about two weeks from now, and the gun I want is a Glock 19.
  11. It is interesting that South Tom's River says that "Applicants can only make application for up to 3 handgun purchaser permits at a time." Every other municipality I've looked at says "there is no limit on the quantity of permits you may apply for." Is there anything in the statutes that talks about this? I haven't seen anything.
  12. I got some permits dated March 3, and I got a phone call on March 12 to come in and pick them up the next day, which I did on March 13. So ten of my 90 days just disappeared.
  13. Wow, tricky. You are so right: f3b says "directly" and f1 just says "going to or from." I wonder if this distinction has ever had any practical application on the ground. Subsection g says that in both cases you can only make "such deviations as are reasonably necessary." Now that I look at it, it seems that f1 talks about "a place of target practice," and f3b says "a target range or other authorized place for the purpose of practice." So it sounds like you can go somewhere unauthorized if you're a member of a club. Like you said, your buddy's yard, where you can go shoot cans off of tree stumps.
  14. Question: The law states that you can't have a gun with you (N.J.S.2C:39-5), but there are exemptions if you're going to the range. In 2C:39-6 f1 it says that there is an exemption for "A member of any rifle or pistol club.... going to or from a place of target practice." Then in 2C:39-6 f3a it says that there is an exemption for "traveling... directly to or from any target range." Does anyone know, what is the point of having both clauses in the law? Anyone who's "a member of a rifle or pistol club ... going to or from a target practice" is also "traveling ... directly to or from any target range." So what does the first clause allow for that isn't also allowed for by the second? Am I missing something?
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