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    NJ question

    My wife and I are Virginia residents, my wife travels to NJ for family.
    we know NJ does not honor the CCW however. if she drives to NJ and brings her pistol with her, "abiding by the state vehicular transport laws" and the pistol is kept in the house she is staying at, and a defensive situation came about, can she use deadly force in that state being a VA resident?

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    Check the NJ laws. My guess is that since her stopping point is NJ, and she does not have the proper NJ "permit/card" to have a weapon in the State she might be in deep trouble.

    If she were passing through to a place where she could legally have the gun, like PA, she might be covered by the Federal transport laws.
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    Trouble or not.....if your life is on the line, who would considder not using the appropriate force. That's not the time for lookin' for a 2 X 4.
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    federal law only protects you passing THROUGH the state and making rest stops...if NJ is your destination you must follow NJ laws
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    I'm assuming no-one in the house has a NJ fire-arm card. If I'm correct, she's SOL. if someone does have one it wasn't your wife's gun it was the homeowners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmilchman View Post
    I'm assuming no-one in the house has a NJ fire-arm card. If I'm correct, she's SOL. if someone does have one it wasn't your wife's gun it was the homeowners.
    If she used her gun and said that, the home owner would be in deep for non registered firearm. If she comes to NJ as a destination, she should probably leave her weapon at home. bring OC spray, her baseball bat and glove! ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecs1 View Post
    If she used her gun and said that, the home owner would be in deep for non registered firearm. If she comes to NJ as a destination, she should probably leave her weapon at home. bring OC spray, her baseball bat and glove! ;)
    I'm not sure the homeowner would be in any trouble. I had asked my local PD what to do if someone gave me a handgun. There is paper work to fill out, but I was given the impression it could be done after the fact.

    So my thought was in the example above she gave the gun and the paper work hadn't been filed yet.

    I do agree though that the safest approach is not to bring it into NJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecs1 View Post
    If she used her gun and said that, the home owner would be in deep for non registered firearm. If she comes to NJ as a destination, she should probably leave her weapon at home. bring OC spray, her baseball bat and glove! ;)
    NJ does not have mandatory registration...it is voluntary

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    Your wife would be breaking NJ law if she brought a gun to her family member's house. There's no way around that.
    Unless you're passing through, handguns are an imprisonable offense for out-of-staters. BGs or NJ LE... you decide.
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    wow i was ignorant to that. thanks for the info it is truely appreciated.

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    Take that old useless 22 revolver that you used as a kid to terrorize the local squirrel population, you know the one with no serial numbers. If she has to use it then the headlines should read "BG shot with his own gun"

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    lol i hear ya... its just a shame is all.

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