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Are they classified the same as firearms in NJ.
Airsoft's projectiles are plastic and therefore not classified as firearms in NJ. BB/pellet guns projectiles are metal and are therefore classified as firearms. At least that is how I understand it to be.
 

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Bowhunter is correct.

Actually, a BB gun is technically an assault weapon (yes lol) under the pure definition of assault weapon since most have over 15 round capacity. There is actually a bill pending to take BB guns outside the definition of an assault weapon -- since thats CLEARLY not the intent of the legislature to call BB guns assault weapons.

But BB guns are, firearms, under NJ law. In fact, any pistol BB gun requires a pistol permit to purchase it in NJ.
 

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Well Sunday dinner time we went across the street to the park with the Red Ryder
like the one in the Christmas movie
Hey Ralphie...

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!
 

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Airsoft's projectiles are plastic and therefore not classified as firearms in NJ. BB/pellet guns projectiles are metal and are therefore classified as firearms.
That's also why PaintBall Guns fall outside the Firearms laws, because of what they shoot.
 

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Chefm70...Bloodtrails and I are correct. A FIDC is not required to purchase a handgun. A handgun permit issued from the town you live in is all that is required.

And yes BB guns are considered firearms and a FIDC is required to purchase one.

I may be wrong here but I do not believe I am, in NJ to purchase a "handgun BB gun" a pistol permit is required.
 

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I went to the station today with what I thought was my permit for my hand gun (it wasn't) and was told that its the law to have a permit for this item. When I told him I wasn't aware of that for this item.
[confused]

2+2 doesn't seem to add up to 4, here! [spy]

IF story is true, bad judgement was used, to say the least. [smirk]
 

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Sometimes I wonder why I turned out to be a law abiding citizen given my criminal background of shooting (at) birds when I was about 6 years old with real live BBs from my Daisey rifle, unsupervised by my parents who both had to work in the Butler Rubber Mill. I also played Cowboy's and Indian's, Cop's and Robber's and Army with toy guns across the street, in the woods (yes back then there were woods in Butler). I guess we teach our kids better today by letting them sit on their asses in front of a TV set playing video games like 'Grand Theft Auto'. What a disgrace.
 

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Who let's their six year old run around in a park alone...with or without a bb gun? I have a hard enough time letting my 12 year old walk around town without me, never mind a 6 year old in a park with a bb gun.
Why would you come on and your third post be about letting your 6 year old run around with a bb gun?
 

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Sorry, but this sounds like B.S. If it's true I apologize, but something smells fishy here.
 

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While I would like to think that it is still possible to get a 6 year old a bb gun, bring him out to a field and let him shoot at cans (supervised), I also think that letting the same child run around in an urban playground with the same bb gun is completely unacceptable.
If the intent was to teach a child safe gun handling, then this was nullified by allowing him to believe that it was a toy to be played with.
 

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To the best of my knowledge, a "Red Ryder" was a long gun, not a handgun; making all of this moot. But it's been a while since I played with them!
 

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Degladdens first two posts were on the "How do I contribute to NJH" thread. The third was this BB gun post. Pathetic. [down]

Same post twice.

I would like to contribute too. Just let me know how, paypal or something?
Ahhhhnnnnn......you have been disqualified.
 

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issue of an idiot letting a 6 yr old run loose in a park with a firearm (yes, BB gun).
when i was 6 i played with BB guns, and so did most of us, on my 10th birthday i was given a pocket knife as a gift, and yes i carried it everywhere even to school, no harm done

its the rest of his story the bothers me, the mistaken ID card, and the squirt gun commet [confused]
 
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