New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. Because of this, obtaining a firearm permit is no easy task. It is important to understand New Jersey’s gun laws in order to be a responsible gun owner and to avoid gun violations. If you would like to learn more about gun laws in New Jersey or are interested in obtaining a firearm, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway.
The state of New Jersey takes gun laws very seriously compared to other states in the United States. As a result, New Jersey has a list of individuals who cannot purchase a gun. In New Jersey, you are prohibited from obtaining a permit or purchasing a gun if you fall under any of the following categories:
There are two different types of gun permits in New Jersey. They are as follows:
In order to apply for a firearms permit, you will need to submit the following documentation:
It is important to understand that in New Jersey, the ability to obtain a firearm permit and purchase a gun does not allow you to legally carry a gun. A license to carry is a separate permit that must be applied for. New Jersey is very strict when it comes to open carry, making this a license that is very difficult to obtain. Applicants must provide a justifiable reason as to why they need to carry a gun, which is not easy in New Jersey. In some cases, if they have a job that requires them to carry a gun or if there are any physical threats made against them, it may be easier to obtain a license to carry.
Kevin T. Conway is an experienced Bergen County criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need an aggressive criminal lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation.