New Jersey State Law

Code Section
2C:39-1, et seq.; 2C:58-1, et seq.

Illegal Arms
Sawed-off shotgun, silencer; imitation firearm (intended for unlawful use); defaced firearms; armor penetrating bullets; stun guns; machine guns or assault firearms if unlicensed

Waiting Period
30 days resident; 45 days nonresident (handguns)

Who May Not Own
1. Convicted of aggravated assault, arson, burglary, escape, extortion, homicide, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated sexual assault, or sexual assault or any order prohibiting possession of firearms; 2. Committed for mental disorder unless satisfactory proof he no longer suffers from a disorder which interferes or handicaps her/him in handling a firearm; 3. Convicted of unlawful use, possession, or sale of controlled dangerous substance; 4. Minors under 18; 5. Drug dependent; 6. Physical defect which makes it unsafe for him to handle firearms

Law Prohibiting Firearms On or Near School Grounds
Misdemeanor. 2C:39-5e


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