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Ask the Lawyers / Re: Negligent Discharge: Legal obligations
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:50:43 AM »
You might also consider a DA/SA model with a decocker which lets you safely lower the hammer after racking your first round.

In The News / Re: Defending Confederate Statues
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:27:15 AM »
Why do folks continue to believe that what they read on Facebook is factual? ::)

Yes, I know the exceptions as far as going to and from within the state.
Just trying to clarify legal safe locations to store gear vs just under the seat or in the bed where it could be visible.

I read the guidelines here:

So I'm clear of the instructions if I own a car.
However, I own a pickup and I also have a safe installed in the center console. (this exact model)

Would I still be breaking the law by storing a gun (or ammo) in this secure spot that would not be accessible by anyone besides myself with the combination and key?
Would it make a difference if I store a gun here that it in another secure safe like this one?


General Firearms Law Discussion / Re: NJ castle doctrine
« on: July 31, 2017, 07:11:57 PM »
There is no Castle Doctrine in NJ.
So unless you can prove your life was in immediate danger AND you could not retreat then a jury might find you not guilty.
...but there is always a chance a civil suit will get you anyway.

Ask the Lawyers / Re: Hollow points (JHP) for home defense in NJ?
« on: July 31, 2017, 12:22:54 PM »
For those curious who are not lawyers NJ's law on hollow points is written like this:

Under NJSA 2C:39-3 f, possession of hollow nose ammunition is prohibited, unless a person  is engaged in activities pursuant to NJSA 2C:39-6f (which includes: target shooting and hunting).

To expand on NJSA 2C: 39-6f:

f.Nothing in subsections b., c. and d. of N.J.S.2C:39-5 shall be construed to prevent:

(1)A member of any rifle or pistol club organized in accordance with the rules prescribed by the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, in going to or from a place of target practice, carrying such firearms as are necessary for said target practice, provided that the club has filed a copy of its charter with the superintendent and annually submits a list of its members to the superintendent and provided further that the firearms are carried in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section;

(2)A person carrying a firearm or knife in the woods or fields or upon the waters of this State for the purpose of hunting, target practice or fishing, provided that the firearm or knife is legal and appropriate for hunting or fishing purposes in this State and he has in his possession a valid hunting license, or, with respect to fresh water fishing, a valid fishing license;

(3)A person transporting any firearm or knife while traveling:

(a)Directly to or from any place for the purpose of hunting or fishing, provided the person has in his possession a valid hunting or fishing license; or

(b)Directly to or from any target range, or other authorized place for the purpose of practice, match, target, trap or skeet shooting exhibitions, provided in all cases that during the course of the travel all firearms are carried in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section and the person has complied with all the provisions and requirements of Title 23 of the Revised Statutes and any amendments thereto and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder; or

(c)In the case of a firearm, directly to or from any exhibition or display of firearms which is sponsored by any law enforcement agency, any rifle or pistol club, or any firearms collectors club, for the purpose of displaying the firearms to the public or to the members of the organization or club, provided, however, that not less than 30 days prior to the exhibition or display, notice of the exhibition or display shall be given to the Superintendent of the State Police by the sponsoring organization or club, and the sponsor has complied with such reasonable safety regulations as the superintendent may promulgate.  Any firearms transported pursuant to this section shall be transported in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section;

(4)A person from keeping or carrying about a private or commercial aircraft or any boat, or from transporting to or from such vessel for the purpose of installation or repair a visual distress signaling device approved by the United States Coast Guard.

Funny how gun laws in NJ are written that your are GUILTY until you can prove your innocence under an exception.
Anyone with a gun in this state is crazy not to have US Law Shield IMHO. :)

Ask the Lawyers / Hollow points (JHP) for home defense in NJ?
« on: July 31, 2017, 08:08:29 AM »
I'm a new member of the US Law Shield family and as the title states this is a question that always seems to come up for residents on NJ.

So I'm looking for a definitive answer to the question from any NJ firearm law expert.

Are JHPs legal to use in NJ in a home defense situation? (assuming all other points of a NJ home defense firearm's discharge are cleared)


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