NJ Gun Permits after the Connecticut School Shooting – Share Your Experience

Over the last month, I get the same question several times a day:  what is the status of gun permits in New Jersey after the Connecticut school shooting?  Another question I get is: if / when will New Jersey’s gun law change?  I’m not sure NJ’s basic gun laws could really get much worse.  Its tough to say exactly how police departments across New Jersey are handling permits now, especially since there are over 500 of them not to mention the State Police.  The clients I represent don’t seem impacted as I haven’t had a trouble getting their permits approved but that could be the result of a lawyer handling the application. 

I have had a few clients call me to say that they applied for a permit a few months ago and were able to get approved quickly without a problem.  When they applied about 2 months ago, right before the shooting, they cannot get anywhere with the police and have thus, reached out to me for help.  Of course, this is just a few people so I’m not sure if it represents a trend.  Thus, please comment on this post to share your experience within the last month or two if you can compare it to past applications. 


Posted on January 19, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I have been waiting since early December. When I called to check the status about a month ago, they indicated they were missing one of my reference letters. My friend told me he mailed it in. So the township mailed my friend another letter. He mailed that one back. I called to follow up and they indicated they had not received the letter yet? What are the odds the postal office would loose the letter twice? I told them to send another letter to another contact. They said it would go in the mail that day. 4 days later my friend still does not have the letter. If he ever gets it, I will personally deliver the letter so there is no questionable doubt.

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