NJ and NY slingshot laws?

Discussion in 'Laws and Regulations' started by jnmbhj, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    I live in NY and I know there is a law that makes them illeage if you have a wrist brace on it but can you go hunting with a slingshot in NY? Also since live only 40 minutes away from NJ are they legal there also?
     
  2. buckshot500

    buckshot500 Hoonigan Jeeper

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    Slingshots used to be legal in N.J.

    I bought my first wrist rocket at the old Pennsauken mart. That was in the 70's though. Might be changed by now.

    I bet you could google state laws for each state though.
     

  3. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Contact Flatband on the other slingshot forum. He's in that area.
     
  4. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    There's a second slingshot forum?
     
  5. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Three main ones and at least a few others. Different forums have different focuses and not all users are on each forum.

    SSF/Slingshot Forum - http://slingshotforum.com/
    Rebel Slingshot Forum - http://rebelslingshotforum.freeforums.org/index.php

    Trumark has a forum, but I don't think there's been any new posts on it since last spring. Melchior Menzel has a forum for his website "Slingshots of the World" but I didn't see much traffic there last spring when I was joining forums. I hear tell of a Jack's Shed forum in the UK, but haven't registered there at all.

    Melchior's site has some good information - http://slingshot-shooting.de/

    Nico has good information on hunting projectiles on his blog - http://nicos-resorterablog.blogspot.com/

    YouTube has a lot of good videos about how to slingshot. Joerg, Simpleshot/Flippinout, Bill Hays, pfshooter, Charles Morgan, Gamekeeper John, and many others.

    It's like a buffet. Try a whole bunch of stuff and take extra helpings of the stuff you end up liking. Just be safe and responsible. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2014
  6. john128652001

    john128652001 Kill or be Eaten !

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    Wrist Brace style slingshots are Illegal in N.Y. State.
    Any slingshot is illegal in N.Y. Shi*ty.
    A slingshot may not be used in N.Y. State for hunting anything and I personally called the Commisioner of N.Y. D.E.C. to verify that. :mad:
     
  7. TheNewSlingshotGuy

    TheNewSlingshotGuy AKA- "The Raccoon"

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    Actually, you can own a slingshot anywhere in NY, including New York City. But for NYC, it can't have a wrist brace.
     
  8. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    OK man, you more than asked for it...
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  9. TheDaddy187

    TheDaddy187 Administrator

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    we need to teach the guy in blue a more efficient way of holding the pouch ;)
     
  10. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    You gotta take that up with the head of the threadjacker family, Don Cavalcanti, it's his drawing. Be careful, you might wake up with a slingshot with broken bands on your pillow:cool:.
     
  11. Chris_Egan

    Chris_Egan New Member

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    I'm from NJ so basicly did enough research to understand the law... sorta. If you have a slingshot have a reason that is legal and explanable, some sellers see it as slingshots being outright banned but the law is not written like that. Still, I wouldn't want to get pulled over with a wrist braced frame in my car in NJ, a non braced frame or a natural fork would probably go over better with the 5-0.
     
  12. dinobuddy

    dinobuddy Senior Member

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    Bear in mind you're not only dealing with state law, but also county AND municipal ordinances. Check them all to be sure about whether they can be used/carried at all where you live...and then check hunting regulations.