New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. As a result, it can be difficult to obtain a firearms permit. Read on to learn more about the process, who is eligible, and what you need in order to apply.
The first step to obtaining a firearms permit is determining whether you are eligible. The following people cannot own guns in New Jersey:
In the state of New Jersey, there are two different types of gun permits that a person can apply for in order to purchase a gun. The two permits include the following:
In order to apply for a firearms permit, you will need to submit the following information:
It is important to note that obtaining a gun permit does not give you the ability to legally carry a gun. This is a separate permit, known as a license to carry. That being said, New Jersey is very strict when it comes to open carry, and this license is very difficult to obtain. The state of New Jersey requires all applicants for open carry to provide a justifiable reason for why they need to carry a firearm. This can be difficult to do unless they have a job that requires them to carry a gun or if there are any physical threats made against them.
An experienced attorney can help you through the process of obtaining a gun permit. Contact our firm for more information.
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