A question for NJ gun owners.
Hi everyone, this looks like a great forum. I wasn't sure whether I should post this under the Legal thread forum or not, so I just figured I would throw it out here.
I spent much of my life in New England and was an avid hunter. Eleven years ago I met a lady from NJ (cue Jersey girl jokes) and well, we have been married for almost 10 years. One of the consequences of my wedded bliss was that I sold my guns before joining her in NJ; she was averse to having guns in the house and I had know idea what would happen if I brought them in-state.
Sorry, if I am bloviating here, but I figured I should give some background. Anyway, when 911 happened and her sister, who worked there, escaped with only a matter of minutes to spare, my wife changed her mind. I went out at that time and got a firearm permit (including handgun which has expired), but I chose not to act based on fear. So that brings me to today and my question.
I am not particularly interested in a handgun for now, but I have been thinking about getting a rifle or shotgun, mainly because I am not sure it is going to get any easier is our new president and Congress get their way. No fear, but prudence. Unfortunately, I am at a loss to understand what I can and can't do in terms of buying a gun here in NJ.
It was easy in NH and VT back in the day: show hunter safety card and buy; but this was America back then. I have read websites galore and I think that I can buy a gun in-state no prob. What I want to know is if I can buy a gun out-of-state with my NJ permit and bring it back without ending up sharing a cell with a guy named Bubba who has a twinkle in his eye.
I still drive to New England a lot and could buy my gun much cheaper up there. Any help or advice you good ladies and gentlemen can offer me would be appreciated.
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