Slingshot NJ


ARE THEY LEGAL?


 
In New Jersey, it's a felony to transport a slingshot. It's also a felony to possess without an "explainable lawful purpose"
 

 
Slingshot Outlaw
Slingshot Outlaw

However, possession in your home with an "explainable lawful purpose" appears to be allowed, and membership in this club for sporting activities should afford such a lawful purpose.

The Cub Scout guide offers great safety advice on shooting slingshots. If scouts did so in NJ they would be considered criminals.

Please note this does not constitute legal advice or an attorney-client relationship
 
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OUR CLUB


 
We are a slingshot enthusiast's club whose purpose is to develop the sport in NJ, and create a fun, progressive community around it

 
 

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MEMBERSHIP 
 

To become a Provisional Member of SlingshotNJ--with the intent of participating in the sport in a safe and lawful manner in compliance with New Jersey's "explainable lawful purpose" provision--please submit your email above, and then email us the below Application & Affirmation. SlingshotNJ will then email you a Provisional Membership Certificate.

     
 Application & Affirmation 
 

Provisional Membership is free, but as we organize this club we will be issuing full memberships, safety & training certificates, collecting dues etc. If you want to help us out in our mission you can mail a check or send a donation via Paypal.

 


 
SlingshotNJ is a member of the National Slingshot Association

YOU CAN HELP
LEGALIZE SLINGSHOTS!

bikers must die!
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A goal of SlingshotNJ is to assure that the possesion and use of slingshots in a peaceable sporting context is decriminalized in NJ

 
Assemblyman Ron Dancer (Rep., 12th Dist) has introduced a bill  to legalize slingshots in NJ!

(May '15 Legislative Session)

 


Slingshots were mistakenly criminalized instead of slungshots due to a legislative scrivener's error.

As slingshots are essentially outlawed in our state, our first goal is to lobby to help make this popular hobby legal.


Given the ludicrous nature of this mistaken law (making this traditional childhood pastime a felony alongside machineguns) and its marked unpopularity, we have a great chance of getting it repealed . . .
But your voice must be heard.

 

 


RESOURCES

A great website portal:
http://www.slingshots.net/

The National Slingshot Association

Slingshot forums:
http://slingshotforum.com
http://talk.slingshots.com/forums

Instinct (Quick Point) shooting instruction:
http://www.chiefaj.com/top_shot_shooting.htm

 



OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
 
Grand Poobah: Deme Spy
Advisor: Chief AJ, National Slingshot Association
Legal Advisor: Evan Nappen, Esq.


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Nappen II: New Jersey Gun, Knife & Weapon Law by Evan Nappen:

"Slingshots became banned in New Jersey when the law was adopted because some idiot didn't know the difference between a 'slungshot' and a slingshot. Originally the prohibition was to be for 'slungshots' which is something similar to a blackjack and primarily used for hitting people on the head. Unfortunately some legislative geek changed the 'U' to an 'I' and slingshot became a 'per se weapon.'"

Mawaru slingshot

The relevant NJ statutes:

Regarding possession without any explainable lawful purpose , 2C:39-3 et al 

Regarding transporting and manufacturing: 2C:39-9
For legal reasons this club is a wholly owned subsidiary of Biker Entourage LLC, donations are not tax-deductible

 
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