So I'm currently a NJ resident and have a FID. However, there's a decent possibility that I may move out of state (prob NYS, but I'd want to keep my firearms in NJ) in the near future. I'd like to know if I can somehow get a nonresident FID now before Murphy implements many more hurdles to getting FIDs in general (like mandatory training, etc.)
Is there any way to do this? Or can I "convert" my resident FID to nonresident at some point in the future (and perhaps be grandfathered in should the law change)?
My name is Frankie. I am new to firearms all around and I am excited to start my journey into the world of firearms. I am from Monmouth county and I am currently waiting on my FID and Permit so i can purchase my first handgun, the Glock 19. Here is my experience so far with the application process with the Middletown PD:
5/13- Filled out FID and Permit application
5/21- Got fingerprints done
5/23- References received and sent back letter to my PD
5/24- Went into PD and followed up with copy of my finger prints receipt becauseI wasn't sure if I had to bring that back. The women at the desk told me I did not have to however she took my papers and made a copy for their records.
6/7- Called the records department in Middletown PD and kindly asked for an update on my application. The women was very nice and more than happy to check my status. She told me that they had recieved all my paper work a couple days ago and that they are processing them at the moment. I am hopeful that they will be done soon. A couple of my buddies have told me that my PD is fairly quick so my fingers are crossed!!
So I have this...um...friend...who is moving to a new town in 2 weeks and apparently he has misplaced his FID card. He thought is was in his safe, but alas, it is nowhere to be found. The question is, should he go to his current town PD and request a duplicate before moving, or just wait until he gets settled in the new town and then just request a new FID with his new address and go thru the entire process all over again? Can he go to the PD in his new town and say his FID got lost in the move. He has the FID number from his PPs, just cant find the damn card anywhere. Anyway, any info you can send my way...my...um friend will greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
This question is more about which police department to go to for an FID address change. The place I am moving to is physically located within Galloway Township in Atlantic County. Services like Police and Fire Department are Galloway Township. HOWEVER, the US Postal Service considers it to be Egg Harbor City and the mailing address is an Egg Harbor City address. So my question is, which Police Dept do I go to get my FID address changed....Galloway Township -or- Egg Harbor City???
My understanding is that if SCOTUS rules against NY it isn't the ability to transport guns per se that would benefit us, it is the fact that the decision will very likely be with the declaration that laws restricting the Second Amendment would be subject to strict scrutiny for judicial review rather than just intermediate scrutiny.
If that is the case, then it would be huge. Every case of appeal to NJ's gun laws could potentially overturn those draconian laws we are held under.
Additionally, the NYSR&PC case also has meaning for NJ's infamous "To & From" Law which requires an exemption for NJ gun owners in order to transport LEGALLY!
What we all tend to forget in NJ (perhaps because we're all so USED to BEING INFRINGED) is that statutorily ALL GUNS ARE ILLEGAL, and merely exist in the hands of us serfs due to the benevolence of our Masters through EXCEPTIONS & EXEMPTIONS. So if SCOTUS ruling declares ownership & transportation to ranges in your own state to be lawful, NJ's entire House of Cards could come crashing down. It all depends on how the majority opinion is written & how narrow the interpretation actually IS. IF it's far-reaching and NOT narrow, we could see BIG changes to ownership, practice and transportation laws here in NJ!
As a 2A Leader, I understand fully that every time SCOTUS grants CERT on a 2A case, it can mean a better or worse reality for the entire nation's gun owners. I therefore am very hopeful that we in NJ may see some relief from our current status-quo.