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Handgun Shooting Basics For Women In New Jersey
Shooting is most definitely a thrilling hobby, as well as a means of protecting oneself. There is an extraordinary adrenaline rush, and a sense of pride, and then you do it over again. It’s incredibly exciting. It’s important that women become comfortable using firearms in New Jersey, since guns are some of the best means of protecting themselves against intruders and attackers. One of the best ways to go about turning shooting into a hobby, rather than something strictly for self-defense is to learn about recreational shooting activities in New Jersey, There is Practical Shooting; IDPA shooting that simulates self-defense and real life style encounters.
There is Shotgun competitions, Then there is the extremely exciting sport of 3 – Gun Shooting where your shoot a sporting rifle usually built on an AR – platform, a Shotgun, and an semi-auto pistol. There are also; Action, Silhouette, and Precision shooting competitions. If this is not enough there are also several very specific types of shooting competitions where just Rifles and Shotguns are used.
New Women Shooters; Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun: What’s the Difference In New Jersey?
It can be a bit confusing to keep these terms separate, especially when you’re in conversation with a gun expert in New Jersey who just prattles on and on! When you’re trying to figure out which type of firearm would work best for your home and/or personal self-defense, it’s important to be able to make an informed decision. Here’s a quick run-down to help you out:
A handgun is a firearm designed to be handheld, in either one or both hands. This can be a Pistol (Semi-auto) or a revolver. Handguns are much more suited to home and especially for personal defense. This is what you would carry around during your daily activities if you get a concealed carry permit in New Jersey. The barrel is much shorter than both a rifle and shotgun, as it’s designed to be held with one or both hands, rather than placed against your shoulder. Most pistol barrels are grooved in a similar manner to that of rifles.
Rifles and Shotguns for New Women Shooters In New Jersey
A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, A rifle barrel is long and has thick walls with spiral grooves cut into the bore. This grooved pattern is referred to as “rifling”. This is one of the best guns for shooting recreationally. With the proper training in New Jersey and choice of a rifle such as one on an AR – Platform it can be used for both sport and home defense. Rifles are very versatile and it is highly recommended that any woman wanting to learn to shoot a handgun should seriously consider adding a rifle into her training program.
A shotgun (also known as a scattergun and pepper gun,) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug. The shotgun barrel is long and made of thin steel that is smooth on the inside to allow the shot to glide down the barrel without friction since it doesn’t have to withstand quite as much pressure. It’s similar to that of a rifle barrel. This is good for home defense in New Jersey, but be careful of your surroundings. Often, the sound alone of a shotgun “Racking” is formidable enough to make an intruder think twice.
This page outlines just the very basics of the types of firearms in New Jersey that may be best suited for you. Happy shooting!
New Jersey operates as a May Issue state, offering concealed carry permits to both residents and non-residents. New Jersey does not honor any other CCW permits or licenses from other states. New Jersey is one of the five states in the US that does not have a constitutional amendment that protects a resident’s right to bear arms.
For obtaining a CCW permit an individual must demonstrate a need to carry, applicants for a concealed carry permit must also demonstrate a familiarity with firearms and provide three references who have personally known the applicant for at least three years. Application for a CCW permit is made through local police departments and the permits are then issued by a state superior court judge.
Interestingly New Jersey does NOT have reciprocity agreements with any other state in the country, and even with this anti-gun and anti-second amendment position the following states will accept New Jersey CCW permits in their state; Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont.
New Jersey is not a traditional open carry state. Actually, carrying openly or “open carry” will get you arrested! However, should you be wealthy or connected enough to get one of the rare New Jersey handgun CCW permits, New Jersey law makes no distinction between open and or concealed carry. However, the status of the state’s preemption law would make this a dangerous proposition. New Jersey is one of the top 5 most restrictive gun rights states in the country.
Whenever the liberals in New Jersey talk of gun control it just adds to the problem, as many in New Jersey shrug at the often fruitless efforts by lawmakers in New Jersey and other states such as Maryland and Connecticut who pass sweeping laws aimed at curbing gun violence. Sometimes, they argue, it's about changing a mindset rather than just the laws. How about the mindset of criminals who know they are the only ones with guns and that the victims are defenseless as the state took away their right to bear arms.
Look at Camden New Jersey where the states strict gun control laws have little or no effect, they are plagued with gun violence where poverty and crime feed an enduring and bloody cycle. The reason, only the CRIMINALS have guns, citizens are defenseless! And what does the New Jersey legislature want to do, pass more gun control laws that Do Not Work?
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Don’t travel through New Jersey with a firearm even if you own them legally; a U.S. veteran and former police officer is now serving 3-5 years in a New Jersey prison for possession of firearms that he legally owned. As a result of the extreme and unjust New Jersey gun laws, the former officer was convicted of illegal possession of firearms as he was passing through the state. This individual is not from New Jersey. He was actually moving from Maine to Texas and was driving through New Jersey when he parked his car in a parking lot to rest for the night. The man was awakened in the night by police officers who searched his vehicle without a warrant. This unwarranted search was deemed justified because the officer saw two gun cases in the back of the vehicle. The man was transporting his entire gun collection that day and was arrested immediately. (Apparently the arresting officers needed to keep their stats up that week.)
Even in New Jersey there is such a thing as officer discretion.
Apparently they need to teach an ethics class as part of the New Jersey police academy curriculum, whatever happened to enforcing to the spirit of the law as opposed to the letter of the law? Under the Firearm Owners Protection Act, citizens are actually allowed to transport firearms from state to state regardless of the legality of the guns between departure point and destination. For full protection under this act, however, citizens must keep their firearms locked in either the trunk or a case.
In 2013 a bill which gun advocates were in favor of and did pass the legislature, it would have allowed gun owners to transport firearms to and from a firing range to make stops for specific purposes such as purchasing gasoline, using a restroom or dealing with an emergency situation. Gun advocates said this bill is needed because owners have been arrested and jailed for hyper-technical violations. Clearly New-Jersey and the liberals in the state legislature are as about anti-gun as it gets, if not very careful the citizens in the state will lose all of their second amendment rights.
US Precision Defense has a full listing of every states gun laws and information specific to women shooters.