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Does anyone know how I can get a NJ concealed carry.  I have heard through the grape vine that they do exist but you can only put one Pistol on your NJ license.  Does anyone have any more details?
 

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Does anyone know how I can get a NJ concealed carry.  I have heard through the grape vine that they do exist but you can only put one Pistol on your NJ license.  Does anyone have any more details?
 

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When I stopped by at Shore Shot Range a few weeks ago, I picked up a pamphlet published by the NJ State Police on "Firearms Laws in New Jersey"

On "Carrying a Firearm":
It is unlawful to knowingly possess and carry a:
1. Hangun, including any antique handgun, without first obtaining a Permit to Carry. A Permit to Carry is required, and no differentiation is made between carrying openly or concealed.
2. Rifle or shotgun without first obtaining a firearms purchaser identification card. A game law requires rifles and shotguns to be unloaded in a vehicle.

On "Application for Permit to Carry a Handgun"
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. An application is made to the police chief where the applicant resides or to the Superintendent of State Police if the community does not have a police chief or if the applicant is a non-resident. If the application is approved by the local authority, the application and permit are then forwarded to a judge of the Superior Court who grants or denies the permit. The judge may also place restrictions on the permit. The permit is valid for two years and costs $20.
If the application is disapproved by the local authority, the applicant is granted a period of 30 days to appeal the denial to a judge of the Superior Court, who then either affirms the denial or grants the permit.
The applicant must meet the requirements of the Permit to Purchase a Handgun and Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, be fingerprinted, prove his familiarity with the use of handguns, and have a "justifiable need to carry a handgun."
A description, including serial number, of every handgun which the applicant intends to carry must be provided. Only one permit need be obtained for all such handguns.
All employees of an armored car company seeking a permit to carry a handgun shall make application with the Superintendent of State Police.

Frankly, if you ask me, this seems even more onerous than NY. Now you have 2 sets of arbiters deciding the fate of your application. Since your location indicate Port Washington, you would have to make application directly to the Superintendent of State Police. I would check out the state police web site at:
www.njsp.org for more details.

Good luck,

Dov
 

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When I stopped by at Shore Shot Range a few weeks ago, I picked up a pamphlet published by the NJ State Police on "Firearms Laws in New Jersey"

On "Carrying a Firearm":
It is unlawful to knowingly possess and carry a:
1. Hangun, including any antique handgun, without first obtaining a Permit to Carry. A Permit to Carry is required, and no differentiation is made between carrying openly or concealed.
2. Rifle or shotgun without first obtaining a firearms purchaser identification card. A game law requires rifles and shotguns to be unloaded in a vehicle.

On "Application for Permit to Carry a Handgun"
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. An application is made to the police chief where the applicant resides or to the Superintendent of State Police if the community does not have a police chief or if the applicant is a non-resident. If the application is approved by the local authority, the application and permit are then forwarded to a judge of the Superior Court who grants or denies the permit. The judge may also place restrictions on the permit. The permit is valid for two years and costs $20.
If the application is disapproved by the local authority, the applicant is granted a period of 30 days to appeal the denial to a judge of the Superior Court, who then either affirms the denial or grants the permit.
The applicant must meet the requirements of the Permit to Purchase a Handgun and Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, be fingerprinted, prove his familiarity with the use of handguns, and have a "justifiable need to carry a handgun."
A description, including serial number, of every handgun which the applicant intends to carry must be provided. Only one permit need be obtained for all such handguns.
All employees of an armored car company seeking a permit to carry a handgun shall make application with the Superintendent of State Police.

Frankly, if you ask me, this seems even more onerous than NY. Now you have 2 sets of arbiters deciding the fate of your application. Since your location indicate Port Washington, you would have to make application directly to the Superintendent of State Police. I would check out the state police web site at:
www.njsp.org for more details.

Good luck,

Dov
 

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I would give NJ a second thought.
I had friends in the armored truck business here in NY and they had permits for NJ as several of the chains they services had locations in NJ. NJ is worse than NY. The only reason I said I would give this second thought is that if you want this permit for any other reason than a actual business necessity and you are denied, on every application from then on and any renewal, you will have to answer yes to the question "have you been denied a license in any jurisidiction".That will open a can of worms for you here in NY. The NJ law specifically says have a demonstrateable need to carry. That is open to a lot of interpretation by the issuing authority same as here in NY.
 

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I would give NJ a second thought.
I had friends in the armored truck business here in NY and they had permits for NJ as several of the chains they services had locations in NJ. NJ is worse than NY. The only reason I said I would give this second thought is that if you want this permit for any other reason than a actual business necessity and you are denied, on every application from then on and any renewal, you will have to answer yes to the question "have you been denied a license in any jurisidiction".That will open a can of worms for you here in NY. The NJ law specifically says have a demonstrateable need to carry. That is open to a lot of interpretation by the issuing authority same as here in NY.
 

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good point SteveG.
 

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good point SteveG.
 

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Mr. Shotgun said:
Its too much of a hassle to get the NJ non-res CCW permit. I'd skip it.
Spoken from a guy in the city!
 

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Mr. Shotgun said:
Its too much of a hassle to get the NJ non-res CCW permit. I'd skip it.
Spoken from a guy in the city!
 

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I visit my brother-in-law several times a year. He's near Shore Shot Range. I would love to get a license to shoot my own handguns there when visiting instead of renting what they have.
But I can't see "wanting to shoot my own handguns at the local range" as a "justifiable need to carry a handgun". While it makes perfect sense to me, the NJ Superintendent of State Police may not see it that way.
Due to the issues SteveG spelled out above, I absolutely would not chance it.

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I visit my brother-in-law several times a year. He's near Shore Shot Range. I would love to get a license to shoot my own handguns there when visiting instead of renting what they have.
But I can't see "wanting to shoot my own handguns at the local range" as a "justifiable need to carry a handgun". While it makes perfect sense to me, the NJ Superintendent of State Police may not see it that way.
Due to the issues SteveG spelled out above, I absolutely would not chance it.

Dov
 

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It is much safer to apply to states that you know respect your 2A rights.
Those states are the ones that are the "shall issue" states.
NY and NJ are "may issue". and NJ is running a close second if not equal to NY as far as being totally arbitrary goes.
Many years ago there was a problem with NYC cops who lived in Orange County commuting to work in the city using the Palisades Parkway (the portion running in NJ) because of thier carrying through NJ on that stretch of road. I'm going back to the late 60's early 70's. That problem was eventually resolved, and it was that long ago I don;t remember exactly how but it goes to show you the pettyness of the bull$hit involved in these two states.
 

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It is much safer to apply to states that you know respect your 2A rights.
Those states are the ones that are the "shall issue" states.
NY and NJ are "may issue". and NJ is running a close second if not equal to NY as far as being totally arbitrary goes.
Many years ago there was a problem with NYC cops who lived in Orange County commuting to work in the city using the Palisades Parkway (the portion running in NJ) because of thier carrying through NJ on that stretch of road. I'm going back to the late 60's early 70's. That problem was eventually resolved, and it was that long ago I don;t remember exactly how but it goes to show you the pettyness of the bull$hit involved in these two states.
 
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