So, firearms have always been a (very) fleeting interest of mine. Shooting some clay pigeons and some target shooting around my grandpa's farm is about the extent of my experience.
Still, the fact I'm moving to one of the not-so-Garden-State parts of New Jersey combined with some extra disposable income made me think now would be as good as a time as any to get a handgun, partly for home defense and partly for target shooting. I'm pretty sure New Jersey laws do not particularly allow for civilian carry, concealed or otherwise, but that's about all I know about gun laws.
So, how exactly do I go about obtaining a firearm in a more restrictive state like New Jersey? I know we have a few NJ LEOs but I can't recall if they're active anymore.