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August NICS background check data not indicative of market slowdown

August NICS background check data not indicative of market slowdown Despite the previously released August data from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), it seems like gun manufacturers were not experiencing that bad of a month as some people would have been led to believe. According to reports, the dip in the number of checks in recently released [more]

Minnesota State Fair poll reveals big support for universal background checks

Minnesota State Fair poll reveals big support for universal background checks The recently held Minnesota State Fair poll had revealed a surprising response from residents as it showed that almost 90 percent of those who took the survey are in favor of universal background checks for gun sales. The annual fair was attended by more than 6,000 people who had taken [more]

Fingerprints and Background Checks now required for Carmel Town applicants

Fingerprints and Background Checks now required for Carmel Town applicants CARMEL, N.Y. - A brand new law was recently enacted in the town of Carmel in New York which now requires anyone who wants to work there to submit themselves to fingerprint identification and a background check before being allowed to proceed. The requirement itself was originally proposed by the town's [more]

Texas Law now allows students to carry concealed handguns in classrooms

Texas Law now allows students to carry concealed handguns in classrooms The first day of August saw a particularly controversial law taking effect in the state of Texas and coincidentally on the same day as the 50th anniversary of the infamous University of Texas massacre or the "Clock Tower Massacre" as it was being famously referred to. The brand new law [more]

Kentucky Enacts Expungement Law allowing felons a chance to erase records

Kentucky Enacts Expungement Law allowing felons a chance to erase records For a petty crime that happened more than 27 years ago, convicted felon West Powell has been having trouble with getting his life straight due to a criminal record that has been keeping him from getting a good job and a good education. Now, Powell's testimony during a state legislative [more]

Shooting Victims sue FBI over Background Check Negligence

Shooting Victims sue FBI over Background Check Negligence Lawsuits against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are not in the realm of impossibility, but a recent one that has been filed against the agency by the survivors of the recent Charleston church shooting does strike a chord in lieu of recent developments in the fight against more sensible [more]



New Jersey Background Check and Gun Laws

In New Jersey, firearm owners are required to get a lifetime Firearm Purchaser card for the purchase of rifles, shotguns or handguns as well as ammunition. To purchase a handgun, a separate permit is needed from the local police department for each handgun to be purchased and expires after 90 days. These, like the initial Firearms Identification card, require in-depth application questioning, multiple references and background checks via the State Bureau of Identification and New Jersey State Police. NJ law states that Firearms Identification approval and/or handgun purchase permit(s) must be issued within 30 days. 
 
Capacities of semiautomatic handguns and rifles (total in magazine excluding chamber) are limited to 15 rounds or less. N.J. Rev. Stat § 2C:39-1y. New Jersey allows the purchase, possession and use of hollowpoint ammunition except in concert with any sort of criminal activity. New Jersey has its own ban on various semi-automatic firearms as well. Police are bound by the Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in NJ and cannot own those firearms unless they are signed off by the Chief as used in an official capacity. They are exempt from the magazine limits when used in a duty/off duty firearm and approved by the department.
 
It is the express policy of New Jersey legislative and law enforcement authorities that the carrying of a handgun on one's person be strictly limited only to those earning a living through the carrying of a handgun. Theoretically, there exists a route for a civilian to legally carry a handgun, but in reality, is practically nonexistent.
Starting January 1, 2010, New Jersey limited handgun purchases to one per 30 day period.
 

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