Can a NJ resident purchase a gun in PA and bring it home?
I recently moved to NJ. Took a ride out to Cabelas out in Hamburg, PA recently. Nice gun selection. Is there an "adjoining state" law here that allows me to buy a gun in PA and bring it home with me to NJ (provided that I have my NJ ID card? If so, is that ok for both handguns (with permit) and long guns? Lastly, if this is allowed, does anyone know if the NICS check is called in to the NJ office, or the PA NICS office? Thanks for any info!
You can buy any long gun as long as you have your NJFID card. You cannot buy handguns out of state. You need to have a handgun permit and will have to get it transferred to a NJ FFL.
And make sure it's NJ legal too. Don't wanna get in trouble for that EVIL flash hider, etc......
Re the NICS question, my understanding is that the PA dealer will run a NICS check on face to face long gun purchases (provided you have a NJID card).
The check in PA is called into the PA office, even if you are a NJ resident. The PA office is called PICS, and costs less than half of what they charge in NJ. ($6 compared to $15). You can even buy a long gun in PA on a sunday, which you cannot do in NJ, as the NJ NICS office is closed on that day.
yup they do everything they do here in NJ except charge you tax
which is a huge plus