Dave, you've pointed out something the other posters have missed. NJ requires permits to own and purchase firearms(except when a new resident moves into the state and has legally purchased them elsewhere). This case is about seizure/forced surrender/selling. NJ has a broad "health,safety,welfare" clause that allows them to pull permits from someone for whatever reason. Your neighbor says that you're a hothead can potentially get a permit pulled or denied. That's how messed up it is.
This guy would never get a carry permit in NJ.