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Overview for New Jersey

New Jersey is one of the strictest states when it comes to gun control.

When traveling with a firearm it’s advisable to avoid New Jersey altogether if possible. The gun transport laws are very strict and even when the gun is stored in compliance with federal laws (unloaded, stored in a locked container, etc.) there can be issues.

New Jersey requires that citizens have a FID (Firearm Purchasers Identification card) before they can own any firearms. For more information on New Jersey’s firearms laws click here.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase Yes Yes
Open Carry No Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions No No
Firearm Registration No Yes
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for New Jersey.

New Jersey Concealed Carry Reciprocity

New Jersey Magazine Capacity

10 rounds
10 rounds

There is an exception for large capacity magazine used in connection with participation in competitive shooting matches sanctioned by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship of the US Dept. of the Army

New Jersey Ghost Gun law

The Ghost gun law in New Jersey states the following:

New Jersey Imitation Firearms

What is classified as an Imitation Firearm in New Jersey?

The following is a list of imitation firearms in New Jersey:

Does New Jersey have a gun buy back program?

Yes, New Jersey has a gun buy back program.

Does New Jersey have an inheritance gun law?

Yes, New Jersey has an inheritance gun law.

New Jersey FAQ

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