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Purchasing rifle in NJ

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CUG123, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. CUG123

    CUG123 New Member

    I am 19 years old and I live in NJ, what do I have to do in order to buy a rifle at a local gun shop? I am mainly going to buy firearms from the WWII era so I am not going to go hunting with them and not shoot them often. Is a hunting permit still required?? I am currently in the Army and I am trained in shooting so is some bs NJ law still requiring me to go to a safety course?
  2. WT

    WT Well-Known Member

    You will have to go to the local police station and apply for a firearms identification card. You will have to undergo a background check. Once the check is completed and the police chief issues you an ID card, you will be able to purchase rifles and shotguns.

    For additional info, here is a link to the NJ State Police website.
  3. PaladinX13

    PaladinX13 Well-Known Member

    Step by step to the permit process.

    For me, in practice, it has been a painless and quick process... for my friend, a zip-code away, it's been a long and painful wait (they brought him in for finger printing twice, failed to contact him at every juncture, and is STILL waiting on his permit despite waiting over four months). The only thing I can think of to help speed up your permit is to make sure your references turn in their background check forms quickly.
  4. Average Joe

    Average Joe Well-Known Member

    It takes a bit of time, but if your clean, its no big deal. Once you get the FID, its good for life, and you can buy as many rifles and shotguns as you like, even out of state at gunshows.
  5. Tankcommander

    Tankcommander Well-Known Member

    Town Critical

    Your home town police department is the limiting factor. Some are much better then others and prices for the permits and fingerprints can vary. If you move you have to get a new card your address on your DL has to match your firearms ID. Also the PD sends out to the State Police to do the background check and its $15 I think which has to be sent with a money order. It may take some time and we are limited to somewhat in what we can buy but its not to bad. I sure hope Corzine doesn't screw it up.

  6. Nathaniel Firethorn

    Nathaniel Firethorn Well-Known Member

    Corzine has a huge budget deficit, out-of-control everything, and an immense corruption problem, partly his own doing. He can either work on these or distract the public by bashing somebody. Along with smokers, we're the prime target. What do you think he'll do? :rolleyes:

    - NF
  7. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    The wrong thing, of course: he's a representative of the Democratic (sic) party, so he's compelled to blame everyone but himself.
  8. M99M12

    M99M12 Well-Known Member

    First things first. Get out of Jersey.

    BTW welcome to the high road
  9. CUG123

    CUG123 New Member

    Thank you for all your help, I should get started right away...btw I hate corzine but I cant leave Jersey I have all my family and friends here
  10. PaladinX13

    PaladinX13 Well-Known Member

    My friend has finally got his permit (yay!) after applying for it in JULY... so be patient (as you can tolerate if you're not going to get a lawyer) it might take as much as 6 months for your PD to finish your paperwork.

    If you're looking to buy an "assault" type weapon, geekwitha.45 has this advice:
  11. WT

    WT Well-Known Member

    While it is true that NJ has no jurisdiction to review paperwork in PA, the PASP and NJSP share firearms info all the time. NJSP sends officers to the PA gun shows to see what gets put into the trunks of cars with NJ license plates.

    Be careful of parking lot transactions.
  12. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    The PASP aren't aware of longarm transactions, unless they're tapping NICS, and FTF transactions aren't lawful for NJ subjects anyway.

    Incidentally, my advice isn't "assault(ish) weapon" specific. It's general to all longarms. The more ignorant NJ is, the better for its subjects.
  13. PaladinX13

    PaladinX13 Well-Known Member

    To be clear, when you say a FFL in PA, you're basically saying ANY gunstore in PA, right? Since all gunstores need FFL's right? You're just excluding gunshows and person-to-person sales?
  14. WT

    WT Well-Known Member

    deleted: getting off track.

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