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hand gun shipping while moving

Discussion in 'Legal' started by rknorr, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. rknorr

    rknorr New Member

    Jan 25, 2005
    can i ship a hand gun to myself in another state i am moving back to nj. and dont want to drive into nj with the guns in my van
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Senior Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Northeast PA, USA
    You can ship a handgun to yourself everywhere it's legal. If it's not legal for you to have that handgun in NJ then you can't legally ship to yourself. I have a strong feeling it's not legal for anyone to have a handgun in NJ without jumping through MANY hoops.

    Don't trust the opinion of anyone on a forum for legal advice. Contact a lawyer and ask them...

    Welcome to the forum and good luck.
  3. ultradoc

    ultradoc Senior Member

    May 20, 2008
    N.J. gun laws are crazy. Maybe contact the NRA and they can recomend a lawyer who deals with this sort of thing. Good luck and welcome to the high road!
  4. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

    Feb 26, 2011
    se fla i love claymores 01/sot
  5. Tom488

    Tom488 Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    New Jersey
    I understand your reluctance to travel into the state of NJ with firearms in the vehicle. However, it is legal for you to do so, as it is legal for you to possess them in your home, without any paperwork or permits - with a few caveats:

    - The handguns and magazines must be NJ-legal. That means no magazines over 15 round capacity, and no "assault pistols", which is any pistol that takes a magazine outside the pistol grip, and weighs over 50oz. unloaded. This applies to things like AR-15 pistols, TEC-9's, Broomhandle Mausers, etc.

    - The handguns are unloaded, and secured in a case or locked in the trunk. Since your van doesn't have a trunk, closed and fastened cases will suffice. It is STRONGLY recommended that these cases be locked, but not an absolute requirement.

    - Once you enter NJ, you are to travel directly to your new home - no stops in between that are not "reasonably necessary under the circumstances". Like most NJ gun laws, no one's really sure what this means. I would advise filling your van's tank, and emptying yours, west of the Delaware.

    NJ Statute 2C:39-6e makes it legal for you to transport from one home to another while moving, and to possess within your home. 2C:39-6g specifies the requirements for transportation.

    As mentioned previously, NO HOLLOW-POINT AMMUNITION at all. While it is legal for you to possess HP ammo in your home, it is NOT legal for you (specifically, in your circumstance) to transport it. I know, I know... but that's the law.

    Please research the above laws for yourself, and then you can make your determination on what you want to do.
  6. Jeff H

    Jeff H Senior Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    This is an interesting video that elaborates on this part of Tom488's post.


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