Friday, May 27, 2011

S2864 Establishes 80 as Maximum Age for Issuing Special Handgun Carry Permits to Retired Police Officers.

S2864 Establishes 80 as maximum age for issuing special handgun carry permits to retired police officers.
Primary Sponsor: Bucco, Anthony R.
5/12/2011 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
Introduced - 11 pages PDF Format    HTML Format

S2864 changes the maximum age for retired police officers can obtain a special handgun carry permit from 75 years to 80 years of age. There is a lot of interesting material in this bill and I would encourage you all to read through it. One thing I noticed was the following provision on page 10, line 10 of the PDF file:

1 of the retired law
2 enforcement officer, the superintendent shall request a verification
3 of service from the chief law enforcement officer of the
4 organization in which the retired officer was last regularly
5 employed as a full-time law enforcement officer prior to retiring.
6 The verification of service shall include:
7 (a) The name and address of the retired officer;
8 (b) The date that the retired officer was hired and the date that
9 the officer retired;
10 (c) A list of all handguns known to be registered to that officer;
11 (d) A statement that, to the reasonable knowledge of the chief
12 law enforcement officer, the retired officer is not subject to any of
13 the restrictions set forth in subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:58-3; and
14 (e) A statement that the officer retired in good standing.
I didn't realize that retired officers had to have all their firearms registered and with their prior employers and that that list needed to be submitted and verified as part of the concealed carry application process.

Let me know if you find any other interesting tidbits.

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