What hollow point ban?

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I just got back from a trip to NY's Adirondack mtns. I figured I'd show my boys the Chesapeake Bay bridge-tunnel (a route I normally don't take) and from there it was only natural to head up through New Jersey. Halfway up the Turnpike I suddenly remembered that box of 50, .357 mag silvertip hollow-points I had thrown in with my carbine. It made for a fun ride from there to the border. Does anyone know of anyone who's been caught up in this ban, under simillar circumstances? Not that I'd do it again...Pennsylvania is much more scenic than that part of NJ anyway. Thanks.
 
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Not a topic suitable for Community. Moving to....Knife Laws.
 
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Relax. I have seen this discussed in NRA magazines. The NJ hollow point ban applies only to licensed handguns that are carried concealed. You can have hollow points or other expanding ammunition in your home-defense, business-defense or hunting firearms. You were legal. However, whenever travelling through NJ or any other "non-home" state, always keep all edged weapons, firearms and ammo locked up in your vehicle and out of immediate reach, such as in your trunk. This is considered safe and legal interstate transport under the federal FOPA law. Hope this helps!
 
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However, whenever travelling through NJ or any other "non-home" state, always keep all edged weapons, firearms and ammo locked up in your vehicle and out of immediate reach, such as in your trunk. This is considered safe and legal interstate transport under the federal FOPA law
FOPA does not apply to edged weapons. What you should do, is bring only knives that are legal to carry/transport in the most restrictive state you will be passing through or arriving (assuming those knives are legal in the others too) and carry/ transport them in accordance with the laws of the states you are passing through on your way. That's the only way to ensure you are legal with knives.

Here is the NJSP hollow point information page:
http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/about/fire_hollow.html
 
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I'm glad I didn't try to ditch perfectly good ammo for nothing. Next time I'll do a little research before travelling across state lines. Many thanks for the info.
 
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