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    Greetings.

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    Greetings.
    Hello, I'm Duppie from New Jersey where purchasing,owning,transporting and firing a gun is not so much a right as a test of will and perseverance.
    I am a newer gun owner and wish to learn as much as I can about this exciting sport.

    Thank you for having me.

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    Welcome......and when are you moving?

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    It's only slightly better here in Westchester County, NY, where I live now, but I'm a native of the Garden State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettabone View Post
    Welcome......and when are you moving?
    Not anytime soon...I'm a sucker for tragedies and can't wait to see how this one ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goNYG View Post
    It's only slightly better here in Westchester County, NY, where I live now, but I'm a native of the Garden State.
    I do have a Doctor friend in upstate NY who has a shotgun on every floor of his residence but has yet to receive a permit to own a handgun simply because of the hassle involved.

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    Here's a little flavor...the application took me weeks to pull together (4 signed notarized letters from people vouching for my 'moral character', passport photos, three 5+ page forms, one of those in triplicate, safety course certification, receipt from FFL holding my purchased but not permitted handgun). Then I had to apply in person, I called in May, they said nothing available until September. So I just showed up anyway and waited for an appt to open up, and there was literally nobody there applying while they made me wait. I waited and they finally took me, at which point an extremely surly detective processed my application. Now I am waiting the 4-6 months for the permit.

    And LOL on the shotgun thing...I know numerous people in the same situation...the bureaucrats have made the shotgun the home defense weapon of choice in these here parts!

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    My friend is a plastic surgeon with practices in Binghamton,Park Ave and Soho yet he does not subscribe to any political party and accepts no favors or else he can CCW tomorrow which he does in his native Philippines. I admire his conviction if not his choice of firearms.

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    Let me give you a taste of freedom if I may.

    This morning, I got ready to leave to do some grocery shopping and as part of my routine of loading my pockets with the requisite stuff, I strapped on one of my primary carry sidearms. It was out in the open as is my normal wont. No license or permit is required to purchase, own, or carry in this manner in my state.

    So I'm off to a busy McDonald's first for a quick bite which turned into a little more time what with friendly conversation amongst some friends and acquaintances. Then to the grocery store. No screams, calls for MWAG (Man with A Gun), hysterics, running for the exits, or any thing of the sort. No stares, questions, or comments. In other words, a normal day in my part of the state. An hour later, it was off to lunch with a neighbor and I chose to conceal for that one (no particular reason). Bet you can't do this in NJ. But then again, I do live in Virginia.

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    There is someplace worse than California. My condolences. Stick to you guns !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    Let me give you a taste of freedom if I may.

    This morning, I got ready to leave to do some grocery shopping and as part of my routine of loading my pockets with the requisite stuff, I strapped on one of my primary carry sidearms. It was out in the open as is my normal wont. No license or permit is required to purchase, own, or carry in this manner in my state.

    So I'm off to a busy McDonald's first for a quick bite which turned into a little more time what with friendly conversation amongst some friends and acquaintances. Then to the grocery store. No screams, calls for MWAG (Man with A Gun), hysterics, running for the exits, or any thing of the sort. No stares, questions, or comments. In other words, a normal day in my part of the state. An hour later, it was off to lunch with a neighbor and I chose to conceal for that one (no particular reason). Bet you can't do this in NJ. But then again, I do live in Virginia.
    Sounds tasty. I went to college in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Should have stayed.

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    Welcome to the site!
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
    (RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)

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    Hi and welcome....JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by hud35500 View Post
    There is someplace worse than California. My condolences. Stick to you guns !!
    Oh we're fighting a good fight in NJ. Close knit community of gun owners,several suits going for CCW and permit waiting periods.But as is the case we also have the pandering politicians and knee jerk activist vying for attention and votes.

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    Welcome also from Jersey

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