I read the laws of NJ using the USCCA informational page and had a few questions:
I’m not a resident traveling to NJ to pick up a motor vehicle from a shop and hauling back to my state.
I have a CCW permit in which most states on the way there recognize my states issuance.
My questions on NJ law:
I read that the firearm and ammunition need to my inaccessible from the passenger compartment in a lock container with the firearm and ammunition separate. Can this be remedied if I store it in my truck bed that has a actual key locked cover?
Regarding hollow points:
My defensive ammunition. It’s illegal to carry.If it’s separate from the firearm and locked away in the bed of my truck or even stored in the trailer I’m pulling, does this still show possession? Do I need to switch my ammunition to fmj for this cross country journey?
Lastly, I have a Springfield hellcat which has a capacity of 13 rounds. It’s illegal to carry a magazine that holds more then 10 rounds. The smallest capacity magazine I own for the hellcat is 11 rounds.
Does this all seem like NJ sucks and I am going to need to leave my protection at home?
I am not an attorney and do not possess any legal expertise, but I think you answered your own question. If you own only magazines that are not legal in NJ, it seems you need to leave your gun outside the borders of NJ. My recommendation is to contact an attorney knowledgeable about NJ law.
And, yes, NJ gun laws suck. Not the entire state, though.
Looks like the firearm will be locked up at home. There’s not very much leniency from State Laws. Which is funny because I’m allowed to have my firearm in Illinois in a locked vehicle while visiting or driving through the state. No regards to capacity limits or type of ammunition. Then every other state in between Illinois and New Jersey recognizes my Missouri CCW permit.
Buy or borrow a 1911/revolver and fill it full of FMJ. Stop in Delaware or PA and lock it up IAW NJ laws, get in and get out then arm back up on the other side. I’m sure you figured out the other option. With out of state plates you have a better than even chance of getting pulled for a COVID check. We have sick family and my MIL gets hemmed up half the time and they always ask about “weapons” but I guess they believe a 70+ y/o woman even if she has VA tags.
Hollow point are a felony for each round you carry don’t bring them. I lived there as long as the firearm and ammo is separated I lock my guns in the trunk and ammo in a toolbox. But they also have a law that you can only have them in the vehicle traveling to and from the range. May want to call state police to be sure. Would hate to see you get jammed up
NJ laws are very vague and you can get easily tripped up. It often depends on the officer who stops you and how he interprets the law. But yes…hollow points are a no-no. Magazines over 10 rounds are a no-no. If your vehicle doesn’t have a trunk like a pickup or SUV the gun and ammo have to be separate in locked containers. I would lock both just to be safe and put the key in the glove box or anywhere where you are NOT in direct possession of it like your key chain. A pickup is tough because you only have the cab and can reach the gun but like you said, you have a bed box so that should do. Also go directly to your destination. People have been tripped up stopping someplace that isn’t a direct route, again, open to interpretation. Legally you’re only allowed to transport a gun from your home to a range or repair shop and back. As a tourist, you are federally protected travelling through the state as someone being neither a resident or passing through, technically you could be in violation of the law. Again…interpretation. They don’t give warnings, are crazy serious and it will cost you thousands of dollars to clear things up.