Main article: Gun laws in New Jersey
Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes State Permit to Purchase? Yes Yes Lifetime purchase card required. Different one for handguns.
Firearm registration? No No* *Police record of transfers.
Owner license required? No No Purchase card is for purchase only
"Assault weapon" law? Yes Yes 15 round magazine limit. Assault weapons are allowed with license but are rarely issued unless you are a law enforcement officer or show specific need. LEOs are issued Assault weapon licenses for personal weapons as well.
Carry permits issued? *Yes Yes New Jersey is a "may-issue state by law. Although it rarely issues carry permits to any applicants unless you are a law enforcement officer or show specific need.
Open carry? No Yes Licensed open-carry allowed. Licenses rarely issued.
State Preemption of local restrictions? Yes Yes
NFA weapons restricted? Yes Yes Almost all NFA weapons are restricted. Allowed with license but rarely granted unless you are a law enforcement officer or show specific need.
Peaceable Journey laws? Yes Yes