Frquently Asked Questions about Gun Laws in New Jersey
Generally New Jersey has restrictive gun laws.
As of May 10,2015.
Can I carry a hand gun openly?
In New Jersey open carry is by permit which is difficult to obtain.
Urgent valid reason for needing a deadly weapon must be shown.
Do I need a permit to purhase a hand gun?
A permit is required to purchase a hand gun or a long gun.
Is a license required to carry a concealed weapon?
Yes, see above.
Do I have to register my firearm?
Hand guns must be registered, long guns do not.
Do I need a license to own a gun?
No you do not.
Are assault weapons banned?
In New Jersey assualt weapons (both hand and long guns)
are tightly restricted.
What about NFA weapons?
NFA's are restricted by New Jersey law, a special license is
almost never issued.
Before buying a gun check with your lawyer for the latest information and
a strong dose of common sense concerning “Stand Your Ground“ laws.
Remember, a child can never be trusted alone with a gun.