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After 2 decades of living in the People's Republic of New Jersey, I finally decided to try for a FPID.
My delay in doing so was due to some bogus info I had been told regarding a criminal record (Disorderly Conduct) from 25 years ago that occurred out of state (NY).
Obviously that did not ultimately prevent me from obtaining my NJ license (it certainly didn't prevent me from being issued an M16 in the Corps!), but according to the LEO who I dealt with, it did slow down my approval (5 months!). Seriously!!!!
(Ok, fair enough; at least I was actually able to obtain one. That was a huge relief!)
Anyway, the other delay in applying was based on my lack of knowing where I could go to fire a rifle in this area. It's been a really long time since I've fired a weapon, and I thought that it would be truly torturous to possess a rifle, but then not be able to fire it and get to know it. (kinda like ordering a delicious meal off of the menu.... and then only being allowed to look at it)
There was a time when I participated on various Marine Corps forums, and I was always so frustrated by how many of my fellow jarheads in other states could enjoy such a carefree relationship with their firearms - while I felt that I was being denied even my most basic 2nd Amendment rights, simply because of where I was located.
I'm here to acclimate myself into the NJ gun culture, and hopefully it doesn't leave me feeling too hungry.
At this point I'm looking to (finally) purchase, and to learn what is necessary to navigate in this very restricted AO that I reside in.
And that's the Intro.
Just recently got my PID and starting to get into personal target shooting, as opposed to renting at a range
I've always had great times with my family going to gun ranges (favorite being Sunset Hill in PA) so figured next step would be to start shooting at indoor ranges closer to home more often
Glad to be in a NJ forum for a newbie like me, forgive me for the stupid questions for a while and spamming the search function
I stumbled in here looking for new open dates for Luciano's....
Lived here in WP for 54 years...
I've been into guns all my adult life.
Haven't done much shooting lately due to time and money, but when I discovered Luciano's was opening, I was like a little kid all over again.
One of my passions is weapons among motorcycles and such and I love my collection like kids love their Tonka Trucks...
I'm hoping that the new Luciano's will renew my love of shooting and how can you beat that right in your own town to boot!
They may need a permanent chair and coffee pot for me there, because there is nothing I like to do more is to BS about guns.
Currently have about a dozen weapons... My favs being my H&K USP's and my constantly evolving Bushmaster M4...
Most of my collection are handguns.. only 2 rifles and 1 shotgun.
Let's see if I can remember all my babies..
Colt Python 6" .357
Colt Mark IV Series 70 Govt 45acp
Browning 9mm Hi Power
H&K USP Compact 45...
H&K USP 40S&W
Beretta 92S 9mm
Mossberg 590 12 gauge shotgun with Marine Coat
Remington 700 .308 Police Sniper package
Bushmaster M4 .223
I'm probably forgetting some, but that's it for now.
Happy to find this place. Hopefully it will help me stay in touch more with NJ happenings as well as good conversation.
Come on goys, why did you have to hijack my big, beautiful thread?! As Mrs. Peel stated: Please let's keep this for updates on this situation. Did the school district get slapped down? Did the guy clear his name and get his guns back from the Gunsitters folks?
Well, there's gun owners and then there is us, the minority of NJ gun owners. Many of the majority are fudds, many are democrats who are happy to take a 10 round magazine because they are just shitty people for whom "why do you ever need more than two rounds in the shotgun?", and many are police officers with their nice fat pensions to mind, and they don't mind shitting on the lesser humans in this state as they are all moving out after they retire to get their BS retired LEO special privileges for barely qualifying twice a year at the range for 25 years.
A photo of Boonton, NJ's returning World War II veterans. Now, obviously I did not take this photo, but I was asked to scan this for my grandfather. Since the printed copy of this photo is - I believe - sold by the VFW, I have severely decreased the quality and size in this upload, but I felt it was too cool a picture not to share. Print I was provided is 40x8", and I believe this is still on display at the VFW in Boonton (without the numbers). Contact them if you are interested in obtaining a copy.
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