View Full Version : C & R License - Is This Typical?

July 14, 2009, 01:25 PM
So....I applied and have gone thru the typical waiting period 1-3 months.

Then I get this call yest from the ATF in my state of NJ. They told me they had to meet with me. I met them this morning to review rules and answer questions. Is this typical?


July 14, 2009, 04:35 PM
I have never heard of it. How did it go?

July 14, 2009, 07:32 PM
Heck, no, it is not typical. There must have been something about you that piqued their interest.

Have you ever held an FFL of any class (01, 03, 08, etc.) before?

Joe W
July 14, 2009, 09:39 PM
Might be "typical" in N.J. and maybe in Calif., Mass., N.Y. and a few of the other tough states.

July 15, 2009, 01:51 AM
Typo: *failed* states

Whatever asinine restrictions they have on their inhabitants, the C&R program is federal, so it's not their domain.

July 15, 2009, 08:16 AM
Meeting went well. Nice older lady. She kept stating that in NJ you can not have firearms sent to your home. Also talked about not selling more than 2 handguns in a week. Went over bound book regs. She is the one who comes to your home to investigate / look over your bound book.

Asked if I had children and pets in the house....kids I understand, but pet? I guess I will see if I pass her inspection.


July 15, 2009, 08:18 AM
J-Framer.....No, I have not ever had any of those...just a Firearms card.


July 15, 2009, 10:01 AM
If you can't have the weapon sent to your home why bother?

The discount from Midway and Brownells?
Not worth it


July 15, 2009, 12:34 PM
Being in NJ is the reason she wanted to meet with you as you found out.
I have heard others simply got a phone call from ATF telling them that a C&R is basically worthless in NJ. They cancelled their apps over the phone.

All firearms in NJ (including black powder and airguns) must go through an 01 FFL (or 07 [possibly Griffin & Howe] or 08 [SARCO]).

The only legal use of a C&R in NJ is it allows you to possess certain examples of armor piercing ammunition.

I guess you still get your Midway discount.

July 15, 2009, 12:39 PM
Welcome JJ! Yes...she told me that she normally discourages people from getting the lisc. I'll take the Midway disc.


July 19, 2009, 12:22 PM
she asked about pets ...she wanted to know if you have pitbulls in case they want to raid the place..