NJ2AS Statement Regarding NJ Firearms BackGround Check Delays

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New Jersey Second Amendment Society
New Jersey Second Amendment Society

New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- The New Jersey Second Amendment Society has received a significant amount of correspondence from our members and NJ FFL’s regarding the unprecedented delays with processing NICS checks.

It is our understanding that there is a 10 – 14 day wait from the time a dealer sends in the request for a background check till they receive a response from the NJSP as to weather or not the buyer is clear to purchase a firearm.

As a result of these delays, the citizens of NJ legally purchasing firearms are having their handgun purchase permits expire, and are having to reapply to their local police department for new permits.

We wish to inform our membership, New Jersey residents and supporters that NJ2AS is looking into the matter and will report back as soon as we hear from the NJSP about these delays.

It is unacceptable for the law abiding citizen to wait several months for a permit to purchase a pistol or firearms identification card only to face additional delays (and have those permits expire) imposed by the state of New Jersey.

Thank you for your patience. We will get to the bottom of this.

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New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.com

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Barry Deerwester
Barry Deerwester
6 years ago

I started application for firearm ID last December, 2014. After fingerprinting , payment , 2 letter’s of reference , a Dr’s letter to St. Police , firearm’s safety course , it was told to me yesterday , May 8 , at St Police – Perryville , NJ that they are just backed up . This delay only serves to discourage firearm sales , but affects lost revenue, and St tax income. Ca wait was 5 day’s …

ken
ken
6 years ago

is there a timeframe the state police in augusta nj can make you wait to apply for firearms id , they refuse to give the paperwork or make appointments to fill out application. and when you go there in person the say they are too busy and to call the governor to complain because they are understaffed. this is the only place to go and they don t care if they infringe on our rights.

Skip White
Skip White
8 years ago

…. Fifteen days and counting on that second background check!

Skip White
Skip White
8 years ago

Purchased two Henry 22 Cal. rifles within four days of each other. Had to have two background checks! This State just loves making work for itself then complains they can’t handle the work load.
As my Grandfather used to say: “The United States stops at the Delaware River…. Then there’s New Jersey!

Tom Gee
Tom Gee
8 years ago

Perhaps a small change in state law is in order, If your local PD is doing a background check on you to issue a permit, they should change the law that if the newly issued permit is used within 30 days a NICS check isn’t required. That would reduce the volume of checks that the State Police would have to process. Lets face it, even if someone were to commit a crime the day after they were issued a permit it would have to go to trial and then would take weeks to be entered into the system and it… Read more »

Pete
Pete
8 years ago

Would it not be reasonable to expect that handgun permits don’t expire in 90 days because of these extreme conditions?