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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)

Offical Concealed Carry page for New Jersey.

New Jersey honors the permits of

New Jersey does not honor the permits of any other states.

New Jersey's permits are honored by

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont

New Jersey FAQ

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