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    What laws if any would I be breaking?

    Anyone care to comment on how many issues I'd be causing if any with this:

    When in ohio seeing family on a drive, I think it's legal for anyone there(including non-residents) to buy a CO2 bb pistol if you are over 18.

    If that's the case, if I was to buy one there, drive it home and use it for plinking in the backyard (2 1/2 acres mostly wooded), is that something I can do here in NJ? Or how many different NJ laws would I be breaking?

    I think the buying it out of state legally and bringing it into NJ is OK?

    But then being in the same category as a firearm, towns typically don't allow discharge of firearms? even on your own property?

    And then let me also ask about shooting pests - moles, rats. I vaguely recall people getting into trouble for killing an animal that got into their attic or similar.

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    1)You can't posses a loaded weapon within 450' of an occupied dwelling except with permission,2) depends on the townships discharge ordinance. 3) if legally purchased in another state you should be good to keep it in or on your property. 4) rats & moles are not covered under Fish and Game regs, but watch out for PETA types!
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    In NJ the bb pistol will be treated the same as if he bought a real pistol so he’d breaking several laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdfhunter View Post
    In NJ the bb pistol will be treated the same as if he bought a real pistol so he’d breaking several laws.
    +1

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    I believe #3 above would be a big problem. The OPs definition of “legal purchase” in Ohio has nothing to do with transporting the “handgun” back to NJ. I believe you’d have to go through an FFL for it to be legally possessed in NJ.
    Better check the facts on that.

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    1)You can't posses a loaded weapon within 450' of an occupied dwelling except with permission,
    this only pertains to hunting, has nothing to do with just firing the gun.

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    You cannot legally bring a handgun into NJ without a permit and it has to go through an FFL

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    The 450 reference was to shooting animals not target practice. A bb pistol does not require a pistol permit in NJ. it is an airgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuny View Post
    The 450 reference was to shooting animals not target practice. A bb pistol does not require a pistol permit in NJ. it is an airgun.
    Unfortunately this is incorrect. Please remember to abandon all common sense and reason when assessing NJ firearms law.

    NJ Statute 3C:29-1 (F) Definitions:

    "Firearm" means any handgun , rifle, shotgun, machine gun, automatic or semi-automatic rifle, or any gun, device or instrument in the nature of a weapon from which may be fired or ejected any solid projectable ball, slug, pellet, missile or bullet, or any gas, vapor or other noxious thing, by means of a cartridge or shell or by the action of an explosive or the igniting of flammable or explosive substances. It shall also include, without limitation, any firearm which 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.
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    I did not say it was't a firearm I said it did not require a pistol permit.
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