I agree and typically only buy guns from independent brick and mortar shops. There is something about establishing a good relationship with a local shop that can't be had from the online or big box retailers.
A recent example is a local shop that I frequent got in a huge amount of stuff from an estate. I was able to get 5 Dillon powder measures along with tool heads and an RCBS automatic primer and some high end case trimming equipment for $10. The guys knew that they could get a hell of a lot more but they remember me buying a pair of Colt LE6920 m4s and a S&W 329 within the past few mos. This is in addition to a lot of reloading supplies.
That whole illegal transfer thing is so NJ stupid. Now that I am in VA I can lend a gun to a neighbor or friend if I want to.
Here is our State Constitutional Provision:
STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION - Article 1, Section 13.
“That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.”