New Jersey Gun Laws 2024

Project ar15 Jan 27, 2024
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New Jesey Gun Laws

Does New Jersey Have Strict Firearms Laws?


New Jersey has some of the strictest gun control measures in the nation. Nearly all of which is unconstitutional.


In New Jersey, individuals must obtain a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (FPIC) to possess a firearm, including rifles and shotguns. This card is issued by the local police chief or superintendent of state police after completing an application, background check, and fingerprinting process.


Separate from the FPIC, individuals must obtain a permit to purchase a handgun. The process involves additional background checks and may require a specific reason for owning a handgun. *Unconstitutional 


Is The AR15 Banned in New Jersey?

New Jersey has banned the possession of ar15s, including specific models and features. Exceptions exist for law enforcement and individuals who possessed such firearms before the ban took effect. *Unconstitutional


What's Required to Buy a Gun in New Jersey?


All firearm purchases in New Jersey, including private sales, require a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). There is a mandatory waiting period of 30 days for handgun purchases after obtaining a permit to purchase. The waiting period does not apply to long guns. New Jersey law requires face-to-face ammunition sales, and purchasers must have a valid FPIC or permit to purchase a handgun.


Concealed Carry in New Jersey

New Jersey has strict regulations for obtaining a permit to carry a handgun in public. Applicants must demonstrate a justifiable need (*Unconstitutional), such as specific threats or employment-related reasons. Permits are issued at the discretion of the local police chief or superintendent of state police.


Open Carry

Open carry of firearms is prohibited in New Jersey, with limited exceptions for certain individuals, such as law enforcement officers and security guards.

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