Owning a Gun in NJ is One Thing, Carrying it Around is Another

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Owning a Gun in NJ is One Thing, Carrying it Around is Another

It’s fairly simple to actually buy a gun in New Jersey. You have to complete some forms and submit to a background check. This is the procedure for a handgun or a rifle.

However, unless you are planning to keep it locked away in your house, you must obtain a carry permit. That process is far more detailed.

New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the entire country. In fact, NJ is one of the only states that doesn’t recognize carry permits from other states. This means that if you intend on carrying a gun in NJ, you must have a legal New Jersey carrying permit. If you get stopped with a gun in Monmouth County, for example, and you don’t have a valid NJ carrying permit, you will be facing serious jail time. Your PA or NY carrying permit isn’t any good in Middletown, NJ.

If you or someone you know has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Wilton Law Firm. We will fight for your freedom and protect your rights.