New Jersey State Law Summary

Posted on January 1, 2015



Among other things, New Jersey:

New Jersey does not, however:

Local governments in New Jersey have broad authority to regulate firearms and ammunition.

In 2013, New Jersey had the 5th lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. New Jersey had the 3rd lowest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2009–meaning that crime guns originally sold in New Jersey were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the 3rd lowest rate among the states.  New Jersey imports far more crime guns than it exports.

We are currently in the process of updating this page to reflect laws enacted in 2015. In the meantime, please contact the Law Center directly for questions about new 2015 laws.

New Jersey Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in New Jersey, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.