Received a email saying I was approved for my ID card, and permits on Thanksgiving day 11-28-19
Your application for a New Jersey Firearm Purchaser Identification Card and/or Permit to Purchase a Handgun(s) has been approved by the issuing authority. The physical card/permit must be obtained at your issuing police department (as indicated on your application).
Please be aware that to obtain this card/permit you must bring proof of identity (Picture ID with Name and Date of Birth) to the issuing police department.
Now how long should it take for the Manalapan PD to contact me for picking up the ID, and permits?
Manalapan PD only has 3 or 4 days per month on specific dates, and times you can pick them up once they contact you, which is kind of strange to me.
Nov 4th 10am to 2pm
Nov 11th 3pm to 7pm
Nov 18th 10am to 2pm
Nov 25th 3pm to 7pm
Dec 2nd 10am to 2pm
Dec 9th 3pm to 7pm
Dec 16th 10am to 2pm
Here is the link to the pdf of the actual hearings for A165 Public Hearing for the proposed Sills Act for the Firearms ID law on march 2 1966. Find out who opposed the law, who supported it, who attended the hearings, the politics of the time surrounding the proposal. Find out who Arthur Sills is and how he changed the way firearms were bought in New Jersey.
This has been uploaded to Google Drive, made public and the link is below.
The point (by design) is to make obtaining a firearm in N.J. such a major intrusive hassle as to discourage all but the most determined.
So far it has worked quite well with N.J. gun ownership rates among the lowest in the nation.