The first thing doesn't really constitute stupid. 5.56 is the metric standard NATO. It's a metric load. It may differ from the .223 but someone not knowing this doesn't win them the award of "stupidist things heard at a gun shop".
Originally Posted by Alex V
Second, just because an officer is in the room and decides to not address something, doesn't mean that what they aren't addressing is legal. If NJ is anything like NY it IS illegal for your girlfriend to hold/fire/or be in any form of possession of a firearm without the NJ card. Just because three or fifty officers at a gun range enjoying some time away from work decided not to address this doesn't change the law.
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