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 Purchase||Yes||Yes|
|State Preemption of Local Restrictions||No||No|
(often encompasses the open carry permit)
New Jersey does not honor the permits of any other states.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont