Nicholas Magner

Dear Jackson Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.

Records requested:
1. Count of all current and in-progress applications in process with the local police department, for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit.
2. Count of all applications not yet approved that have been in process at the police department longer than 30 days.
3. Count of all applications denied by the police department from 2/1/20-3/23/2021.
4. List the reason(s) why the applications in Item 3 above were denied (leave out any personal information).

Please provide in pdf or other digital format.

Yours faithfully,

Nicholas Magner

Jackson Township

Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

 

Reference # OPRA-2021-00302

Date Entered: 3/23/2021 3:38:22 PM

 

Dear Nicholas Magner,

 

This email is to confirm receipt of your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request.

The Custodian of Records received your request on 03/23/2021. As such, the
seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request is 04/02/2021.

 

The request seeks access to the following records:

Records requested:
1. Count of all current and in-progress applications in process with the
local police department, for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or
Handgun Purchase Permit.
2. Count of all applications not yet approved that have been in process at
the police department longer than 30 days.
3. Count of all applications denied by the police department from
2/1/20-3/23/2021.
4. List the reason(s) why the applications in Item 3 above were denied
(leave out any personal information).
Please provide in pdf or other digital format.

 

If your request for access to a government record has been denied or
unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a
right to challenge the decision to deny access. At your option, you may
either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file
a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC) by completing the
Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may contact the GRC by toll-free
telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by
e-mail at [email address], or at their web site at
www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the
law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be
directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

Please do not reply directly to this email; this address is not monitored.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackson Township

Danielle Sinowitz, Jackson Township

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Good Morning,
Your request has been denied based on the below.
N.J.A.C. 13:54-1.15 exempts:
–Any background investigation conducted by the chief of police, the
Superintendent or the county prosecutor, of any applicant for a permit,
firearms identification card license, or registration, in accordance with
the requirements of this chapter…and shall not be disclosed to any person
not authorized by law or this chapter to have access to such
investigation, including the applicant.
–Any application for a permit, firearms identification card, or license,
and any document reflecting the issuance or denial of such permit,
firearms identification card, or license, and any permit, firearms
identification card, license, certification, certificate, form of
register, or registration statement, maintained by any State or municipal
governmental agency … and shall not be disclosed to any person not
authorized by law or this chapter to have access to such documentation,
including the applicant, except on the request of persons acting in their
governmental capacities for purposes of the administration of justice.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1 exempts:
–personal firearms records, except for use by any person authorized by law
to have access to these records or for use by any government agency,
including any court or law enforcement agency, for purposes of the
administration of justice.

Danielle Sinowitz
Clerk II
Jackson Township
95 West Veterans Highway
Jackson, NJ 08527
Tel: 732-928-1200 ext. 1203
Email: [email address]

Jackson Township

Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

 

Reference # OPRA-2021-00302

Date Entered: 3/23/2021 3:38:00 PM

 

Dear Nicholas Magner,

 

This email is regarding the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request
received on 03/23/2021.

 

The request seeks access to the following records:

Records requested:
1. Count of all current and in-progress applications in process with the
local police department, for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or
Handgun Purchase Permit.
2. Count of all applications not yet approved that have been in process at
the police department longer than 30 days.
3. Count of all applications denied by the police department from
2/1/20-3/23/2021.
4. List the reason(s) why the applications in Item 3 above were denied
(leave out any personal information).
Please provide in pdf or other digital format.

 

Accordingly, the request has been denied per N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, Executive
Order No. 21, or Executive Order No. 26, or otherwise as listed below:

 

Department Statute Other

 

You have a right to challenge the decision to deny access. At your option,
you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey
or file a complaint with the Government Records Council (GRC) by
completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. You may contact the GRC by
toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ,
08625, by e-mail at [1][email address], or at their web site at
[2]www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the
law. All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be
directed to the Court Clerk in your county.

 

Please do not reply directly to this email; this address is not monitored.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackson Township

 

 

 

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Jackson Township

Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

 

Reference # OPRA-2021-00302

Date Entered: 3/23/2021 3:38:00 PM

 

Dear Nicholas Magner,

 

Please note the following comment by Danielle Sinowitz on 3/23/2021
3:41:00 PM:

basis for the denial was sent separately

 

Sincerely,

 

Jackson Township

 

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