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Md, NJ, or Indiana gun laws???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ship A'Hoy, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. Ship A'Hoy

    Ship A'Hoy Member

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    For work reasons I may be moving to one of the these states; Md, NJ, or Indiana. I have a couple questions for the gun owners who live there now.

    How difficult is it to get a CCW in each of these states?

    Also I have 30 round mags for my M4 AR15 Bushy and 20 round mags for my FAL. Can I bring these mags into the state if I move there?

    And last I have a few handguns but none with mags of more than 10 rounders. I have a SIG P220, P239, P229, P228, a Beretta 96, and a couple of Colt 1911's. Are any of these guns restricted in any of these states?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ric

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    I've had a CCW for about ten years now in Indiana and have had no problems with anyone. 25 bucks and a month to 6 weeks for renewal. Indiana has a LOT of people with CCW, something like 300,000
     
  3. WT

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    In all probability you will not get a CCW in NJ.

    You cannot bring in your 20 and 30 round mags. The limit is 15 round mags.
     
  4. CatsDieNow

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    Seriously? :scrutiny:

    Indiana would be the hands-down winner. You can even have class III weapons there. The other horses barely finish the race.

    You can check Packing.org to be sure though.
     
  5. Tamara

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    Indiana is the only one of the three I'd even consider, based on gun laws. If I were banished from God's Country and forced to be a *shudder* Yankee, IN, NH, or VT are the only places I'd go, other than that, it's the South or the West for me.
     
  6. El Tejon

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    Ship, Indiana has the highest per capita issuance of CCWs, what we call, "License to Carry a Handgun." A LTCH is $25.00 here, no training or concealment requirement, good for 4 years, you may carry whatever pistol(s) you own.

    There are no restrictions on the mags or weapons you reference other than federal restrictions.

    Let us know when you get settled. We'll go shooting.:)
     
  7. Girlwithagun

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    You can pretty much count out CCW in Maryland but no worries, we are gonna change this crazy state, eh Marylanders? ;)
    But seriously, Indiana is the best choice out of those for gun rights. If you do find yourself in Maryland, send a PM this way. There is a good group of us who get together from time to time.
     
  8. Spot77

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    MD = maximum 20 round mags on all firearms.
    MD = no ccw (currently)
    MD = liberal spankyrag politicians with nothing better to do than try to further the Communist cause.
     
  9. Ship A'Hoy

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    Girlwithagun,

    I like your signature!
     
  10. geekWithA.45

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  11. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    Having spent time in both Indiana and New Jersey I can tell you I'd much rather put up with humidity and bumpkins than oppression and bad traffic.

    New Jersey has one thing going for it: It's near New York City, which is a fantastic place to visit*.

    Allow me to offer the following illustration that should clearly paint a picture:

    In Indiana you can own a machinegun.

    In New Jersey you have to apply for a permit just to own an air gun.



    *But I wouldn't want to live there.
     
  12. Archangel

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    Heck yeah.


    As for mags, you can own anything you want, you just can't buy/sell/trade/transfer over 20 rounds in the state. But it is perfectly legal to drive up to a gunshow in PA and come back with the pallat of Beta C-mags that you happened to buy while there.
     
  13. 2nd Amendment

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    Well, I think it's been pretty well said, but Indiana by far. Concealed Carry is common and easy, you can own essentially whatever you want and, so long as you avoid the far north(and maybe Bloomington), the cops are as laid back as probably anywhere there is. Even Indy is actually pretty easy-going on the subject.

    Oh, our humidity hasn't been as bad the past couple summers. Must be that global warming thing...
     
  14. El Tejon

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    Justin, better humdity than being mauled by bears and pumas on your way to work everyday!:D We're just better shots out here, hard to shoot humidity, easy to shoot bears and pumas--front sight, press!

    Humidity is good for the skin, cleans the pores.:D
     
  15. Titus

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    If you're from Pittsburgh, and you like it there, you better move to Indiana! Unless it's Gary, IN, then I'd look at MD for about two seconds before I moved to Indiana anyway. :) I've lived in Pgh and Indiana (beautiful West Lafayette) and spent enough time in and around MD and NJ to know that even without the guns, I'd pick IN.
     
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    There's a good reason we NJ people call NJ "Gun Owners Hell". No CCW, no prebans and mags over 15 rounds must be blocked. High property taxes, high car insurance, overcrowded. I could go on and on.
     
  17. Jim K

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    If the move is work related, you might consider this. As you know, MD shares a border (the famous Mason-Dixon line) with PA, so if you are working near the PA border, live in PA and commute. There are many people in the Frederick and Hagerstown areas who do just that because PA taxes and living costs are lower. But one man I know lives in PA and commutes 30 miles to work solely because of the more reasonable gun and hunting laws.

    Another alternative is to live in Virginia; the Arlington-Fairfax area is h*ll, but further west things are much better.

    Jim
     
  18. CatsDieNow

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    Actually it's just Gary that is a problem - too close to Chicago.

    Don't go near Gary unless you have to. :uhoh:
     
  19. SodiumBenzoate

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    Maine and Pennsylvania are pretty good, too. :p Ohio ain't bad, either.
     
  20. Clandestine

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    I have a Permit to carry a Handgun in Maryland, but I wouldnt have got it without my job.
     
  21. Cliff

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    What Girlwithagun,and Spott77 said. We ARE going to bring change in Maryland,but in the meantime,Indiana is the place to be for now.
     
  22. ZeroX

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    Indiana, without a doubt. And we don't have that many bumpkins... :uhoh:
     
  23. cordex

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    I'd go for Indiana, but that's just me.

    Easy to get LTCH.
    Can own Title II stuff as long as you follow the Fed restrictions.
    No capacity regulations.
     
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    Indiana is pretty easy going. I got my carry permit when I turned 18. Damn, it' been almost 20 years now.:rolleyes:

    If you decide on Indiana let us know where you are headed and we'll direct you to all the good shootin' spots and clubs.
     
  25. Wolfy

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    Justin you hit the nail on the head with your anology.

    Can anybody in free America imagine getting fingerprinted, mental background check, criminal background check, wait 45 days to one year and then have a Nics check done (paying the $15 for it of course).

    Just to buy a BB gun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And if you go out of state and bring one back and get caught with it is eithe a class 2/3 felony!!!!!!!!


    We are allowed 15 round mags which sucks because because you aren't allowed to have any 20 rounders for AR's, M1A's, or the AK's. You are pretty much stuck with the 10 rounders.


    Move to Indiana!!!!!!!!!
     
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