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NJ hollowpoints ?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by mete, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. mete

    mete Well-Known Member

    I was told that civilians in New Jersey are now permitted to purchase hollowpoints. Is that correct and if so when did the change take place ?
  2. whm1974

    whm1974 Well-Known Member

    Did the People's Republic of New Jersey Ban only handgun hollowpoints or both
    handgun and rifle? If rifle what did people there hunt with?

    Bill Meadows
  3. RWK

    RWK Well-Known Member

    I am not sure if it’s purchase, possess outside the home, transport, or some combination of these and other prohibitions; however, there is a New Jersey law which proscribes HP/JHPs. The exact details can be found on the following NJ State Police web site: http://www.njsp.org/about/fire_hollow.html. This is one reason why the new CorBon Power Ball and Federal EFMJ may be successful; they are FMJs that – in essence – operate as top-quality JHPs.
  4. ZekeLuvs1911

    ZekeLuvs1911 Well-Known Member

    In the NJ, you are allowed to own and have hp only in the home, range or in the process of going to and from the range. You may buy and then transport back to home. What this means that you can't keep it as the ammo in your carry weapon. (That's if you're allowed to CCW which is rarer than an honest politician) The book."Nappen II" explains the law on HP in Nj in details.
  5. Bruce H

    Bruce H Well-Known Member

    I thought this was going to be about Lautenberg.
  6. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    Zeke is correct, you may lawfully have or use HP @ range, home, hunting, or directly to and from these approved activities, which are exactly the circumstances under which Joe Normal can lawfully have a firearm in the first place.

    This was a poorly constructed enhanced sentencing law, the idea was "if you have HP under circumstances that possession of a firearm isn't lawful you get extra jail time."

    It did not take into account the fact that about 600 civilians and about 1400 retired LEOs have carry permits.

    Let's say you "pulled a Hunter in Ohio", with a handgun filled with 17 rounds of HP. If they threw the book at you, you'd get:

    10 years for carry without a permit
    5 years for a mag >15 rounds
    5 years for the HP.
    = 20 years for excercising your Rights allegedly protected by 2a.
  7. Iron Mike

    Iron Mike Well-Known Member

    Whim1974 In New Jertsey you hunt with a shotgun(at least deer) or a bow
  8. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    A buddy of mine is a hunter safety instructor...

    You can hunt small furry things with bullets < 100 grains.

    The "logic" behind it is that about 60% of the state is flatlands, and they don't want big bullets going miles and miles downrange.

    Of course, they didn't take into account the mountaineous 40% of the state were the bears are, or do anything sensible like split the rules up into zones.

    So, bears with shotguns, anyone?

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