Carrying A Firearm In New Jersey

It is unlawful to knowingly possess and carry a:

  1. Handgun, including any antique handgun, without first obtaining a Permit to Carry. A Permit to Carry is required, and no differentiation is made between carrying openly or concealed.
  2. Rifle or shotgun without first obtaining a firearms purchaser identification card. A game law requires rifles and shotguns to be unloaded in a vehicle.
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