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Anyone know what laws I should know about if I have a handgun on my boat in NJ.
 

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Likely the same as on land. Had one offshore and got boarded at the 100fathom line and told them the gun was on board when they asked, i had my paperwork from the original permit and it was all good. They hid the clip and told me where it was once they were pulling away and I couldn't go below to get it until they were 100yds away.

If you didn't have paperwork, they could confiscate it i guess......?
 

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On the water it falls under federal regulations but get caught transporting it to and from the boat in NJ and well lets just say NOT GOOD unless you were able to get a permit to carry in NJ (Which is next to impossible.) I am liscensed in 32 states and I have tried for more then 3 years to get my permit for Jersey and guess what....LOL.....Not gonna happen....Just my thoughts on it
 

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I agree with Jackal. You have bigger problems if a state trooper or Waretown officer pulls you over transporting or at the dock without a CCW permit in NJ... :naughty:
 

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If you need something, Id take your kids 20 gauge GP beater shotgun and some birdshot. Birdshot isnt going anywhere after it hits the water. It will simply put the lights out on any Mako that ever lived shot down between the eyes. Its safer than the pistola and you wont risk getting in trouble.

Im assuming you wanted it for that. Theres no real good target shooting on a moving boat at sea :)

But in the event you had bad guys that are trying to kill you, on a boat any size birdwhot at all would do just as well as a bullet.... :D
 

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As long as you have all your paper work, fire arms I'd card, handgun purchase permit etc then transport with weapon in a secure lock box Unloaded. Put the ammunition in the trunk or separate location. If u get pulled over tell the Officer or Trooper that you are going Sharking. You have a firearm with you that is locked and Unloaded.
It is no different than driving to a shooting range. :thumbsup:
 

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As long as you have all your paper work, fire arms I'd card, handgun purchase permit etc then transport with weapon in a secure lock box Unloaded. Put the ammunition in the trunk or separate location. If u get pulled over tell the Officer or Trooper that you are going Sharking. You have a firearm with you that is locked and Unloaded.
It is no different than driving to a shooting range. :thumbsup:

Yup! What he said! :thumbsup:
 

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As long as you have all your paper work, fire arms I'd card, handgun purchase permit etc then transport with weapon in a secure lock box Unloaded. Put the ammunition in the trunk or separate location. If u get pulled over tell the Officer or Trooper that you are going Sharking. You have a firearm with you that is locked and Unloaded.
It is no different than driving to a shooting range. :thumbsup:
That doesn't count for handguns. Going fishing isn't an exemption under the laws, so being caught with a handgun equals illegal possession of a handgun.
 

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That doesn't count for handguns. Going fishing isn't an exemption under the laws, so being caught with a handgun equals illegal possession of a handgun.

You obviously don't know what you are talking about.... As long as you have it stored properly it is perfectly legal, even in NJ. How do you think people go to the range, or take their handgun home from the store lol...
 

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You obviously don't know what you are talking about.... As long as you have it stored properly it is perfectly legal, even in NJ. How do you think people go to the range, or take their handgun home from the store lol...
2C:39-5 Unlawful possession of weapons.
b. Handguns. Any person who knowingly has in his possession any handgun, including any antique handgun, without first having obtained a permit to carry the same as provided in N.J.S.2C:58-4, is guilty of a crime of the third degree if the handgun is in the nature of an air gun, spring gun or pistol or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, compressed or other
gas or vapor, air or compressed air, or is ignited by compressed air, and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than three-eighths of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure a person. Otherwise it is a crime of the second degree.


2C:39-6 Exemptions.
e. Nothing in subsections b., c. and d. of N.J.S.2C:39-5 shall be construed to prevent a person keeping or carrying about his place of business, residence, premises or other land owned or possessed by him, any firearm, or from carrying the same, in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section, from any place of purchase to his residence or place of business, between his dwelling and his place of business, between one place of business or residence and another when moving, or between his dwelling or place of business and place where such firearms are repaired, for the purpose of repair. For the purposes of this section, a place of business shall be deemed to be a
fixed location.

f. Nothing in subsections b., c. and d. of N.J.S.2C:39-5 shall be construed to prevent:

(1) A member of any rifle or pistol club organized in accordance with the rules prescribed by the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, in going to or from a place of target practice, carrying such firearms as are necessary for said target practice, provided that the club has filed a copy of its charter with the superintendent and annually submits a list of its members to the superintendent and provided further that the firearms are carried in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section;

(2) A person carrying a firearm or knife in the woods or fields or upon the waters of this State for the purpose of hunting, target practice or fishing, provided that the firearm or knife is legal and appropriate for hunting or fishing purposes in this State and he has in his possession a valid hunting license, or, with respect to fresh water fishing, a valid fishing license;

(3) A person transporting any firearm or knife while traveling:

(a) Directly to or from any place for the purpose of hunting or fishing, provided the person has in his possession a valid hunting or fishing license; or

(b) Directly to or from any target range, or other authorized place for the purpose of practice, match, target, trap or skeet shooting exhibitions, provided in all cases that during the course of the travel all firearms are carried in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section and the person has complied with all the provisions and requirements of Title 23 of the Revised Statutes and any amendments
thereto and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder; or
 

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No to a extent going fishing is not a exemption to transport a hand gun. If you are going to your shore house or boat that qualifies as a second residence then your ok. Taking your hand gun and putting it in your C/C and heading off shore your ok on the boat but getting to the boat and back home you are in violation of N.J. hand gun transport laws. To the range the shop house to house your ok other than that good luck. The C/G realy don't care about long guns on the boat but handguns make them very uneasy. Also a handgun is not the proper weapon on the boat to dispatch sharks or defence. Big bore rifles and 12ga shotguns are best. Also for safety dispatching sharks only one round at a time should be in the gun. On a tossing boat the last thing you need is a full mag if you slip or drop the gun. Now the hand gun would come in handy in close combat situations in the event you were borded by Pirates but to fend off any attack at sea you can't beat a semi auto rifle or Shotgun.
 

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I don't think its illegal to transport it. So your saying that if you get pulled over on the way to the shooting range they are going to confiscate it even with all the proper paper work.:huh: just my 2 cents
 

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I don't think its illegal to transport it. So your saying that if you get pulled over on the way to the shooting range they are going to confiscate it even with all the proper paper work.:huh: just my 2 cents

Going to the range is an exemption. Read what I posted above.
 

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All written laws are often open to interpretation. That is why we have courts, judges and jurys. Unfortunately, we as citizens can do our best to operate within all laws, but that alone does not guarantee that we will never have to defend our actions in court. Ask five different law enforcement officers this same question and you'll probably get five different answers.

In NJ, a Firearms ID card is your primary gun qualification, long or hand. There are legal methods of handgun acquisition in NJ that do not require a handgun purchase permit. Inheritance is one. Both NJ and Fed law have provisions allowing transport of non-permit handguns as well.

Obviously, a law requiring specific handgun paperwork on your person when transporting to a range or second residence would not work too well for all legally allowable situations.

I too would like to bring my handguns to the boat, which is my second residence; however, I don't want to leave my fate in the hands of someone's interpretation. I'd rather error on the side of caution and bring the 12 instead.
 

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Now I know why NJ and especially Camden is one of the safest places in America. They have every thing covered. What a joke.
 

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Question is, why even have it on the boat? To defend oneself?? To kill a shark???

I've seen them produced on short notice, and sharks dispatched in seconds. Which did nothing for me.....Now I just cut the beasts off.:D
 

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2C:39-5 Unlawful possession of weapons.
b. Handguns. Any person who knowingly has in his possession any handgun, including any antique handgun, without first having obtained a permit to carry the same as provided in N.J.S.2C:58-4, is guilty of a crime of the third degree if the handgun is in the nature of an air gun, spring gun or pistol or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, compressed or other
gas or vapor, air or compressed air, or is ignited by compressed air, and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than three-eighths of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure a person. Otherwise it is a crime of the second degree.


2C:39-6 Exemptions.
e. Nothing in subsections b., c. and d. of N.J.S.2C:39-5 shall be construed to prevent a person keeping or carrying about his place of business, residence, premises or other land owned or possessed by him, any firearm, or from carrying the same, in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section, from any place of purchase to his residence or place of business, between his dwelling and his place of business, between one place of business or residence and another when moving, or between his dwelling or place of business and place where such firearms are repaired, for the purpose of repair. For the purposes of this section, a place of business shall be deemed to be a
fixed location.

f. Nothing in subsections b., c. and d. of N.J.S.2C:39-5 shall be construed to prevent:

(1) A member of any rifle or pistol club organized in accordance with the rules prescribed by the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, in going to or from a place of target practice, carrying such firearms as are necessary for said target practice, provided that the club has filed a copy of its charter with the superintendent and annually submits a list of its members to the superintendent and provided further that the firearms are carried in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section;

(2) A person carrying a firearm or knife in the woods or fields or upon the waters of this State for the purpose of hunting, target practice or fishing, provided that the firearm or knife is legal and appropriate for hunting or fishing purposes in this State and he has in his possession a valid hunting license, or, with respect to fresh water fishing, a valid fishing license;

(3) A person transporting any firearm or knife while traveling:

(a) Directly to or from any place for the purpose of hunting or fishing, provided the person has in his possession a valid hunting or fishing license; or

(b) Directly to or from any target range, or other authorized place for the purpose of practice, match, target, trap or skeet shooting exhibitions, provided in all cases that during the course of the travel all firearms are carried in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section and the person has complied with all the provisions and requirements of Title 23 of the Revised Statutes and any amendments
thereto and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder; or
F(3)A. Looks like you'd be alright.:huh:
 
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