New Arrival from the People's Republic of New Jersey...


January 10, 2009, 11:47 PM
Hi from the communist state of dirty jersey! :banghead:

I am new to THR as well as gun ownership. I'm looking forward to learning how to be a safe firearm owner and picking through the strict laws so I can stay legal, too. I'm set up for orientation at a local shooting club next Sunday so I can learn how to handle my 12 and 20 gauge Mossbergs.

I know I'll have lots of questions, so thanks for your patience in advance! :)

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January 10, 2009, 11:59 PM
Hi comrade! Welcome to gun ownership in one of the three worst places to own one.

You will do fine. The laws are not so bad. As long as you follow them. If you don't, well, then you feel real bad.:)

Joking aside, I highly suggest you stick with the club and get to know the people that go there. Also, get to know the range /safety officers and find out when they will be around. They can be the best source for info for someone new. Just don't feel afraid to ask even what you think is the dumbest question.

Making new friends at the club will give you the chance to talk to others and find out how things are done and interact.

January 11, 2009, 12:12 AM
That's tough man........thank GOD I live in TEXAS!

January 11, 2009, 12:17 AM
Thanks dad, I think that's great advice. I'm definitely afraid of looking like a doofus, but I'll try to ask the right questions. :)

I'm submitting my handgun permit forms tomorrow, so I get to wait another 3-4 months for THAT to be approved.

January 11, 2009, 11:19 AM
Welcome, where in Jersey are you? I am in Monmouth Cty, Feel free to pm me with any questions. This is a tricky state for technicalities but it could be worse.

January 11, 2009, 11:30 AM
My wife is from Vineland.

Don't you need to register with the state and get a permit before posting here?

January 11, 2009, 12:36 PM
Welcome to the board. Fellow NJ subject here. THR is a great resource for all things gun related. You should also check out the NJCSD ( and the NJCSD forums ( for a more local take on owning firearms in NJ. It's a bunch of folks trying to get things changed in NJ. You'll also get some good info regarding laws and such.

Average Joe
January 11, 2009, 04:33 PM
At least your not in California.

January 11, 2009, 06:31 PM
Welcome from this New York refugee who now lives in Texas.:evil:

January 11, 2009, 10:29 PM
no matter what paperwork & hurdles they throw at you ,just get it done,thats what we do here in n.y. hey even with the red tape,at least we can still get them!

January 12, 2009, 08:54 AM
Welcome aboard. I went over the wall in 1992, fleeing the PRK (People's Republic of **********) so I feel your pain.

January 15, 2009, 05:25 PM
Just remember,the law in NJ is if they have not denied you within 30 days,then they MUST issue permits or firearms cards. Getting them to do the paperwork and go ahead and issue it can be a pain, tho. I did not have a problem, many years ago, but you can lean on them after 30 days. (make it 40 to be sure)

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