because I indirectly support thousands of anti 2A businesses through my lifetime just like you do...
this can happen as simply as giving money to a company that pays an employee that then donates to some anti 2A cause.. it is impossible to escape... how could you ever account for every dollar you spend..
you go spend $100 at midway... then they pay an employee.. and that employee does what with that money... and then those people do what with that money.. the money you spend ends up supporting anti gun candidates.... anti gun laws... anti gun organizations.. because people are free to spend it on what they want..
I view it like this.. I am supporting a business that is putting ammo in my hands at a lower cost than ANYONE in the country at the moment... I want to shoot.. and they are helping me do that..
what's funny to me is everyone hates on them right... and I understand why.. but I go to these "pro 2A" sellers.. and I see 9mm for .35.... .45.. and up per round... I walk into the evil dicks sporting goods.. and they are basically selling ammo for the same exact price they always sell if for.. which means on the high side during normal times.. but a really good deal during crazy time.. it makes me wonder why all of the "pro 2A" sellers have to raise prices up so much.. when the company that pretty much openly hates guns can keep their prices exactly the same..
After what Dicks did, no longer selling “assault-style” weapons., (you know these items as AR-15s and standard-capacity magazines, respectively), and would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21
I would not BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM PERIOD. Why support an anti 2nd amendment retailer!
My wife and I celebrated our 21st anniversary along with our three boys. I grew up in PA (though next year I'll have been in NJ longer than I was in PA) and started shooting targets at a range with an ancient .22 bolt-action rifle as early as the age of 10. My interest in firearms is primarily shooting at a range, with a strong secondary benefit of home defense. I really love going hunting. The experience of being with people, being out in the woods, the social aspect, the hunting part... all the stuff around actually lugging a deer out of the woods after you shoot it. I just don't get a charge out of coming home with the trophy or the provisions. To each his own.
I gave all of my rifles and shotguns to a friend when I moved to Jersey (imagine that, no government involved!) but always missed them. Every time I looked into getting a permit in NJ I was so overwhelmed and annoyed with the process that I gave up. New babies kept showing up in my house, reasons to not bother, etc. Then earlier this year it hit me - I don't want my boys growing up infatuated with or afraid of guns, I don't like being without home defense, and I really miss shooting and want to share it with my family. That and anytime I imagine the world going sideways, I'm left holding a baseball bat. Once the quarantine hit I had the time and my wife and I both took it to get our FID and a few pistol permits. She's all set, I'm still probably a week or two off (I screwed up the first application - protip: triple check your drivers license number when you fill out your app).
I would say the East Greenwich Police Department is pretty solid. Given the delay caused by Identogo being closed for however long they seem to operate in a very orderly and timely manner. We ended up talking with the police department on a couple of occasions with good success, and the detective I spoke to about my application mishap was cool and spent time talking through my options with me - we have no complaints.
I've been lurking here for months now - I don't recall how I found the site - perhaps via /r/NJGuns. I'm a sponge for data so I've been reading, watching videos, and absorbing everything I can. I'm also a phpbb forum old-timer - I've been using message boards like this for decade(s) now. Which means I speak when spoken to and only pop my head up if I can provide value. And I know where the search button is
I created the account because I'm starting to come up against questions I can't find answers to using that handy button and may start posting a few. I'm pretty set on getting us Glocks, though I don't expect to find them. We're very practical people by nature and despite many friends recommendations that I can do better for less, etc, etc - I want a straight forward solution for us. Beyond Marvel vs. DC/Chevy vs. Ford style joking, I have run into few experts I trust suggest that a Glock is a bad decision. I'm also interested in looking into an AR/Other style rifle, which is where my questions start to creep in. That and we also need to find a range.
Anyway - thanks for hosting the forum and taking time to read!