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It's a Sad, Sad Day

Forums General Discussion It's a Sad, Sad Day

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    Mr.Gadgets
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    I just recently moved back to my home state of New Jersey after living in Texas for 26 years.   I found out that my beloved FX Wildcat PCP is highly illegal here.  The reason is because all pellet guns, air rifles, and BB guns are considered rifles, and if a rifle has a silencer or moderator on it, it’s highly illegal, and carries a felony.  So, I had to sell it.
    The laws in this state sure have changed since I grew up here.  I found out that a sling-shot is illegal to own or possess, and also carries a felony. Oh, it’s legal to own a .50 cal sniper rifle, but not a sling-shot. . . . . . .go figure?
    Very sad, not being able to shoot the Wildcat anymore.

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    Tominco
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    Why the heck did you go back to NJ?!?! And from Texas, no less! You’ll be going through some culture shock for sure. 
    I grew up in Brick. Left in ’04. Haven’t looked back. Won’t go back except for a rare visit. The restrictions on life were bad enough when I left. I can only imagine how much worse they’ve gotten since then. I used to feel like sneezing was a crime in NJ! Good luck in the new location. 
    My condolences to you, my friend. 
    On the bright side, whoever bought your Wildcat is probably very happy with it and you have brought joy to their life! :)
    Tom

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    Mattblum
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    There are a number of states that I will just not enter. New Jersey and New York are at the top of that list. Crazy knife laws. Crazy gun laws. Not to mention lawless politicians. I too send my condolences.

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    intenseaty22
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    I think that perhaps we are looking at this all wrong. If half of Texas moves to NJ, half of Texas would now Vote in NJ. It is sad indeed!

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    likkitysplyt
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    I’d be willing to bet that Texas would let you back in and let you live a good life back in the land of the free and home of the brave. Why in the world a man would want to go back to livin’ amongst Yankees, paying their huge taxes, letting them tell you how to live your life, making you put up with their crime and smut covered buildings. Why not come back to the South where you still have your freedoms, low taxes, reasonable prices on everything from homes to groceries, beautiful scenery, good friends, low crime rates, real education and where all the children have good teeth.

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    Olevey
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    My best guess would be a woman, and second would be a job

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    blackdiesel
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    I thought you could have PCPs in NJ just not over 22 cal?  I have a buddy there, I will ask him.  He’s been into powder burners and air rifles for a long time and did his research.  

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    Mr.Gadgets
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    Yes, PCP pellet guns are legal, as are any pellet gun as long as it is not silenced, moderated, or modified in any way to reduce the sound as a Wildcat is, and most other PCP’s for that matter.
    Still would like yor buddy’s opinion also.

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    spysir
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    diesel,
     You CAN have them, but they ARE firearms, and, NJ seems to think you would thus need a firearms permit ( $ ) and registration I believe  . Sales/transfers are just like firearms
    And I’m pretty sure that $ you paid  the Govt. for this “privilege” needs to be re-upped every two years.
    While obeying ALL firearms laws you may hunt rabbit & squirrel with .177 & .22 .       
    NOT a friendly shooters State at all. 
    And, depending on how you read which NJ law, they saw ” an airgun may be held with one hand so it is a pistol” , pistol carry permits do seem needed. Absolutely for your Crosman 2240 and for an air rifle depending on if your talking to someone wanting to write tickets/arrests.

     You CAN have them, just lot’s of extra $ , time and paper works that takes away from all the fun a Red Ryder can be.
    John

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    Skip-in-WV
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    Screwy here too. In Morgantown, WV you can’t purchase a bb or pellet gun in the city limits. But, firearms can be purchased. You can open carry a pistol or concealed with a permit, but concealing a knife over 3 1/2 inches is illegal. Go figure.

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    MoeHofer
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    How does Ernest Rowe get around thst? He’s from NJ and probably owns a dozen pcps plus a couple dozen more coming and going at all times for repair and tuning? 

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    buckyusn
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    My condolences on the reality check. I grew up in central NJ (hunting, fishing, and shooting pb’s) and didn’t really understand how restrictive the laws were until after I joined the service and moved away. I became a TX resident within a year of leaving, and haven’t looked back. It’s a real shame because there are still a lot of beautiful spots in the state, and a lot of interesting history.

    WARNING – SARCASM AHEAD

    At least you can rest much easier knowing that all of those dangerous weapons are illegal to own, so you can be sure that any violent criminals will steer clear of violating those laws. Besides, if I have learned anything from many brilliant politicians, regular folks like me and you are probably not smart enough to be handling dangerous weapons like slingshots. We should stick with drooling and concentrate on breathing….you know, stuff that is within our station in life. 😉

    SARCASM COMPLETE

    If you are inclined to try and change things, joining the NRA might be an option. (If you aren’t already a member.) Oh, and vote in every single election, especially local ones.

    Best of luck to you. (TX will welcome you back if you get tired.)

    Bill
     

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    alex2865
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    I moved out of nj last yr.never will live there again.I had my mrod. there.had to leave it at my buddy’s place in pa.he had property.they have the worst laws.alex

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    Goodtogo
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    Be  careful what you post on AGN. Someone asked what a state law was about having a silenced rifle and when I posted the law one of the trolls gave me my only negative ;)

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    Keyman62421
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    Why in the world would you leave TEXAS for New Junkie?
    get back in the rig and go SW.

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    njnoodles
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    Wrong Wrong Wrong:  

    As A homeowner in NJ, PA, & GA, NJ was the first to allow airgun hunting.  Whats the difference between states? Nj requires an FOID card, no big deal, apply, get your FPID card, walk out a few minutes later with an Airgun.  

    Dicks sporting goods sells Gamo Surepressed AirGuns, Cheyenne Mountain Outfitters carry Hand Pumps and sell fully shrouded Marauders.

    In Peachtree City Ga, as well as many other areas in GA, town ordanance makes it illegal to discharge  an Airgun anywhere within town limits, no exceptions, NJ,  800 yards from a dwelling.  Is this actually that bad,  Theres  only 2 major retailers that won’t ship to NJ,  everybody else will.  Find me any record of an individual that was legally liable for owning or shooting Airguns in NJ that wasn’t directly related to a crime or taking game out of season, yes I said game, because airgun hunting is Legal for small game in NJ,how many other states is this actively the Law, Not Many.

    As far as Ernest Rowe? Totally legal according to the town police  he resides in.  

    My house is in PA, it just became legal to hunt small game with airguns, NJ was way ahead of the game compared to PA and many other states, and for those of you that only presume NJ is only Urban, 60% of NJ is farmland and open space, as a matter of fact, my house in NJ backs to 5000 acres of Legal Huntable Land.  I see alot of post about airgun hunting small game, but I am surprised that people actually post there small game hunting when it’s out of season.

     

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    jcjc
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    “Goodtogo”Be  careful what you post on AGN. Someone asked what a state law was about having a silenced rifle and when I posted the law one of the trolls gave me my only negative ;)

    
same happened to me on that same thread.

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