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Re-Enacting a Crime in New Jersey

According to the Star-Ledger:

“Technically anyone who carries an operable firearm without a carry permit at re-enactments is in violation of New Jersey gun law,” said Mueller, adding that the Wild West City case “is a perfect example of what could happen. It’s dangerous.”

During a dramatization at the Dodge City theme park on July 7, 2006, a bullet struck re-enactor Scott Harris, 37, in the forehead and caused severe brain damage. Harris is still recuperating from the injury.

It is generally illegal to carry a gun without a permit, although there is a laundry list of exceptions. Historical re-enactments and film, television or theatrical productions are not among those exceptions. Existing law has not been strictly enforced regarding re-enactments and entertainment productions, they said.

New Jersey already closed the “musket loophole” so it’s technically illegal to tool around an old battlefield re-enacting the Battle of Monmouth.  Remember that guns are illegal in New Jersey.  You can only possess them under certain enumerated exemptions, and re-enacting is not one of them.

3 Responses to “Re-Enacting a Crime in New Jersey”

  1. Art says:

    I guess all the felons in New Jermany carry permits them. Oh that’s right their felons they don’t obey the law anyway and the state can’t shake them down for fines/money. So lets harass the hard working law abiding guy who likes to go the gun range or hunts. Or lets just ban guns since it worked so well in Washington DC. Well then since everybody needs permits and their gun laws are so strict they should have very little gun crime. That’s interesting since Trenton and New York City (NYC) still have a higher per capita murder rate than Philadelphia its just mayor Bloomberg makes NYC look better by grouping West Chester county and other low crime areas around NYC in as New York City.

  2. Sebastian says:

    New York City (NYC) still have a higher per capita murder rate than Philadelphia its just mayor Bloomberg makes NYC look better by grouping West Chester county and other low crime areas around NYC in as New York City.

    Does he really do that? That’s worth a post if you can find me a link.

  3. Art says:

    I think its the FBI crime statistics web site but I’ll keep looking to get it exact.

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