@Ajtozzi- For the most part I dont mind the system in NJ. It keeps me from spending more money on guns. Lots of great things about the state IMO. I just hate the property taxes and gun laws are a bit restrictive. If I had lived someplace else prior it might be more of an issue to me. Also, you can get more than pistol permits per application. To the best of my knowledge you can get as many as you are willing to pay for. $2 each. I just picked up 4 yesterday. Like you said you can only buy 1 pistol every 30 days and the permits have to be used within 180 days. The way around that is another piece of paperwork. You can use all of your permits same day at the same point of purchase.
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