ARE THEY LEGAL?
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
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.
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.
bikers must die!
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childhood pastime a felony alongside machineguns) and its marked unpopularity, we have a great chance of getting it repealed .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.
A great website portal:
Instinct (Quick Point)
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
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.'"
The relevant NJ statutes:
Regarding possession without any explainable lawful purpose , 2C:39-3 et al
Regarding transporting and manufacturing: 2C:39-9