Indoor Shooting Range Approved for Wayne, New Jersey

Shotgun Lawyers in Wayne NJ The Wayne Planning Board recently approved a 15-lane indoor shooting range for the Route 23 building formerly occupied by the popular restaurant Fuddruckers. The applicant for the facility, Reloaderz NJ LLC, plans to renovate the building and construct a state-of-the-art gun range. According to the company’s chief financial officer, Shawn Crowly, the shooting range will encourage safe firearm handling and allow citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights. The range will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and employ 15 certified firearms training employees.

In addition to the qualified employees, the facility will also utilize carefully tailored safety measures. Specifically, all patrons will be checked upon entry and will be required to watch a five-minute safety video. Additionally, anyone who arrives with their own firearm will undergo a safety inspection to ensure that their weapons are clean and that no explosive ammunition rounds are entering the facility. Moreover, the shooting range will adhere to safety guidelines required by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the National Rifle Association (NRA).

As with any person in New Jersey who is transporting a firearm, the same strict gun possession laws apply to anyone who is travelling to a shooting range. In fact, a violation of New Jersey’s gun transport laws could potentially result in charges for a second or third degree crime if the firearms are loaded or not in a secured carrying case or in the trunk. According to the New Jersey Criminal Code, specifically N.J.S.A. 2C:39-6, all firearms shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gun box, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which they are being transported. Importantly, strict adherence to the firearms transport laws is necessary because a violation will subject a person to charges for the unlawful possession of a firearm, which would be a third degree crime for rifles and shotguns and a second degree crime for handguns, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b) and (c).

If you have any questions about how to legally transport a firearm in New Jersey, or about what to do if you’ve been charged with a firearms offense such as the unlawful possession of a weapon or the possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, contact the Tormey Law Firm – our experienced New Jersey firearms defense lawyers are available 24/7 to help you.