Anywhere else, I'd agree with you, but this is NJ. Sure, there are many pro-gun or simply intelligent, sensible officers. But there are plenty here that think that only they should carry guns and will charge you even if the case is flimsy.
I don't know, but most firearms violations in NJ are a felony. Also, the 450 feet requirement sounds like statewide hunting regulations so I suspect it may be a state law redundantly added into local law. I don't know, but I also don't want to find out the hard way.
I was reading my town's firearm ordinances last night: https://ecode360.com/27509953
Section 165-3 Subsection B: No person shall carry a loaded firearm or weapon or drawn bow within 450 feet of any school property or public playing field.
I imagine many towns have similar laws and this is not unique to Mendham.
The question is: Is there any exception to this rule if simply driving past (imagine getting pulled over while passing) a school while wearing a firearm or console carry or whatever. Not going to the school, just simply en route to some other non-restricted location. In NJ, its nearly impossible to not drive past a school less than 450ft from the roadway. Minus any exception, and considering that common sense has no place in NJ law, something like this serves to further nullify the rights restored by Bruen.
Curious if anyone has considered this and if anyone knows of any exception?