During a regular stop at the BP in Middletown this past sunday morning, I had a very nice encounter with a retired NJSP lieutenant. As I was walking out of the store an older gentleman approached me and asked me if I was on duty. To which I replied "on duty? Nope just getting some smokes" he asked me if I was Law Enforcement, and I replied nope. He looked confused, he asked me how I was able to OC a sidearm if I wasn't a LEO. I explained about OC & CC in de. He was very interested and we chatted for a bit. He explained that he was retired from the NJSP after 35years and complained about the insane regulations NJ has when it comes to firearms. It was the best to date encounter I've had.