Legal Summary

New Jersey Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Prohibited
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: If stopped or detained by law enforcement you must immediately disclose that you are carrying a handgun or that a handgun is stored in the vehicle and display the permit
  State Parks: Prohibited
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No carry in any bar or restaurant where alcohol is served or any other site or facility where alcohol is sold for consumption on the premises
  Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns on campus prohibited by law.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Prohibited
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: Magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds are illegal
  Suppressor Ownership: Prohibited
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: No firearms in vehicles in NJ without a valid NJ permit / license
  Firearm Law Uniformity: None
  Permit Training Requirements: Applicant must prove competence. Documentation of training will be required but specifics aren't clear.
  Non-Resident Permits: Non-residents must apply to the NJ State Police station nearest their geographic location.
  Constitutional Carry: No
  Duty to Retreat: Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (2c:3-4)
  Places Off Limits: (1) Any person who knowingly has in his possession any firearm in or upon any part of the buildings or
grounds of any school, college, university or other educational institution, without the written authorization
of the governing officer of the institution, is guilty of a crime of the third degree, irrespective of whether he
possesses a valid permit to carry the firearm or a valid firearms purchaser identification card
(a) No person, including the security department members, shall possess or be permitted to possess any
pistol or firearm within a casino or casino simulcasting facility without the express written approval of the
Division provided that employees and agents of the Division may possess such pistols or firearms at the
discretion of the director of the Division. At the request of the casino licensee's security department and upon
its notification to the State Police, a law enforcement officer may, in an emergency situation, enter a casino
or casino simulcasting facility with a firearm.
Note that local governments may pass ordinances banning firearms in certain places.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
  State Contact Info: New Jersey State Police
PO Box 7068
W. Trenton, NJ 08628
  Permit Issuing Authority: Chief police officer
  Length of Permit Validity:
  Permit Application Process: Contact your local chief police officer / sheriff and ask about their process
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