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  1. Hi. For my FID application, I turned in my fingerprint form to the PD on Friday, Sept. 6. They just put it in some sort of "incoming" basket. Then on Sat. Sept. 7, I got an automated email saying I haven't submitted fingerprints yet, and where are my fingerprints? But then on Wed. Sept. 11 I got an email saying my background check is completed. So since I got the email asking where my fingerprint form is after I turned it in, I worry that they misplaced it or something. Or maybe they just hadn't processed it yet? Is the background check only done after they receive the fingerprints? And so should I assume that since the background check is done the fingerprints have indeed been processed? Or is the background check done separately so that they might still have misplaced the fingerprint form?
  2. That's just pure corruption. If a cop is working behind the scenes to block your application, that cop should be fired, arrested, charged, and put in jail for a nice long time. But I don't get the sense that there is much political will to rein in our corrupt police departments. If nothing else, the new online system does promise to make it harder for them to make up stories about whether your references ever responded. Good luck making it out of NJ. It is really a horrible state in so many ways, not just because of the gun laws. I personally am a huge fan of Ohio. But sadly I seem to be stuck here for a while.
  3. I have been getting a similar runaround. After waiting and waiting I was told that my application was denied because they tried to get a hold of me to get some further information, but couldn't. I can only hope that the online application system will make it harder for them to play games. I will tell you that the online system notifies you by email when your references have been received, and even sends you a reminder if the references haven't been received two weeks after you apply. So if you try again online, your references will get email notifications asking them to fill out a reference online, so there will at least be no confusion as to whether the references were received or not.
  4. After reading all the FARS information, there's something I still don't get. If I apply, and I've already been fingerprinted before, how do I submit my old fingerprints to my new application? The confirmation of the application just says, "Now you have to go and get fingerprinted." Will the PD automatically connect my old fingerprints with the new application using my SSN or something? Or do I print a scanned copy of the old fingerprint receipt and bring it in? I understand that once you get fingerprinted you get an "SBI number", and I don't know what my SBI number is or how to find it, but I do have a "PCN number" from the last fingerprinting. To make clear, I do not already have a FID card, but I have applied. After waiting forever, I called and said what's up and they said they tried to get a hold of me to ask some questions about the application and they couldn't, so they closed the application and denied it, and that I would have to reapply. I have no idea why they are claiming they couldn't contact me, since my phone number is on the application and my voicemail works. I'm hoping applying on the new online system will make it harder for them to play games. So this is why I have fingerprints but no FID.
  5. A very interesting document. Section 4 is very interesting, where it instructs the Superintendent of Police to collect all the data on applications submitted, including processing times, then says: "The Superintendent of State Police shall compile this information as a statistical summary and cause it to be published annually on the Division of State Police website." I don't suppose anyone has seen this website where the Superintendent of State Police has posted this information??
  6. When you look up the Smith and Wesson Model 15 revolver at gearfire.com, it gives the info about it, and the page says "coming soon." https://www.gearfire.com/smith-wesson/smith&wesson.smith-wesson-model-15-classic-38-special-4-barrel-6-rounds-wood-grip-blue-finish-150716-40 Could this possibly mean that S&W is going to re-release the Model 15 soon? I know they recently reintroduced Model 19, so could the 15 be next? Is there some way to find out that I don't know about?
  7. I think I see what the problem is: there seems to be a typo in the law. I think the way the law was originally conceived, there was probably supposed to be a comma between "another" and "when," that is, "between one place of business or residence and another" and "when moving" were conceived as two different exemptions. But whoever typed up the law accidentally left out the comma, and now it reads "between one place of business or residence and another when moving" so that this represents one exemption. It now says that you have to be moving if you want to move guns between residences, and there is no provision for moving guns between residences. It should read "....between one place of business or residence and another, when moving, ..."
  8. No, sir, there's nothing other than what I've described. There were no courts or cops involved...
  9. Well, this lawyer's website put the fear of Jesus in me. Look what he says about people whose situations are similar to mine and the OP's. https://njgunpermitattorney.com/what-are-your-chances-of-getting-denied/ Is he just trying to drum up business by scaring the hell out of me? Maybe I could just put no and I'd be fine, but how can I really know??
  10. I had a very similar issue. Me and my fiancee went to see a psychologist/therapist guy to discuss some issues between us. There was no medication involved, and no mental condition. Just some marital/girlfriend-boyfriend issues. I wasn't sure if this counted as a yes or no for question #26. Many people advised me to do a Nancy Reagan and just say no. But none of the people who advised me to do this were lawyers. They just figured that I could say no. But the truth is, if you put something they consider false on the application, that is considered a crime. And the other fact is, I don't know what information the police do and don't have access to. Remember that they may not just do a routine check on a computer. The application is given to detectives, who might be able to dig deeper than that. And remember that you also sign a waiver allowing them to look into your mental health records. Does that include seeing a therapist? I don't know and I don't want to take the chance. A guy at a gun store told me, just ask the cop that you hand the application to whether you should put yes or no based on your situation. That is a good idea since I'd rather be honest and upfront than turn in an application with a "no" on Question 26, then toss and turn at night wondering if they are going to find anything out and accuse me of lying. So when I went to turn in the application, I told the cop exactly what my situation was. He said I would need to bring a letter from the shrink saying that he does not see any problem with me having a firearm and that I'm safe, etc. Well, the problem is, the shrink we saw is the most anti-gun guy on the planet, and he made clear that under no circumstances would he ever in any way whatsoever ever write such a letter that would make it possible for me to get a gun, no how, in no way, absolutely not. So I called three different lawyers. Two of them said I should put yes on #26, and that I would need to pay to have myself evaluated by an independent psychologist to make sure I am not too deranged to have a firearm. The third said I would probably have to put yes but that if I hired him he would review with me the exact circumstances and then determine if I should put yes or no. So this is the advice from three different gun lawyers in NJ, to a person who has even less reason to put yes than you do. So now I'm waiting until I have enough money to hire one of these lawyers and to get the psychological evaluation that I will need. Still no gun as of this writing... Many who aren't lawyers will advise you to put "no," but remember that's not legal advice, and you're on your own if they happen to be wrong and if the cops find out something you didn't tell them about...
  11. Hi. I was wondering if anyone who has hired a lawyer to obtain their firearm ID card or permit to purchase could kindly share their experiences. Specifically: Why did you use a lawyer? Did having a lawyer help? Do you think you got the card or permit faster than you would have if you hadn't hired a lawyer? Is there a particular lawyer that you are happy with and that you recommend? Thanks in advance... Reason I ask: I am new in New Jersey and want to get a firearm permit. I can answer no to every question on the application EXCEPT question #26, which asks if I've ever seen a doctor or psychiatrist for a mental health condition. I have never ever in my life been to a psychiatrist or had any mental health issues. However, I have been to a therapist to discuss girlfriend problems, life issues, etc. A lawyer I talked to tells me that I have to put yes on that question since a therapist, though not a psychiatrist, deals in mental health issues and is considered a doctor. And furthermore, the therapist is totally anti-gun and refuses to do anything that would help me get a gun, including write a letter stating I'm not crazy, or answer questions if the investigators were to inquire of him. So I understand that if I put yes, they will make inquiries of him, and if he refuses to answer I worry my application will be denied or delayed. This is why I'm thinking I need a lawyer to navigate me through the whole thing and I would like to know if anyone else has had success going that route...
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