Gun Permits in New Jersey | What You Should Know

The state of New Jersey takes gun laws very seriously. As a result, obtaining a gun permit is not easy. Reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled Bergen County gun crime defense attorney.

What documents are needed to apply for a gun permit in New Jersey?

You will want to keep in mind that the state of New Jersey is one of the strictest states when it comes to gun laws. Because of this, many personal documents are needed in order to acquire a gun permit. The information required includes:

  • A passport
  • A driver’s license
  • 2 references
  • An executed Consent for Mental Health Records Search

Keep in mind that in addition to this information, the police will likely perform a full and thorough background check with the FBI. This search will likely contain a deep analysis of the applicant’s mental health records, an investigation by the local police, and fingerprinting. Reach out to our firm today to learn more about this process.

What are New Jersey’s gun and weapon offenses?

Again, the state of New Jersey has very stringent gun laws, making it very difficult for individuals to purchase, possess or use a gun. Those who would like to acquire a permit to purchase and carry firearms will need to go through a comprehensive process, because of past history of gun violence and gun crimes. Some of the many gun crimes that are identified in New Jersey include the following:

  • Unlawful carry, whether open or concealed
  • Possession of a stolen gun
  • Bringing weapons, legal or illegal, into New Jersey from out of state
  • Possession of a gun without a valid New Jersey permit
  • Possession of an unregistered gun
  • Possession of an assault rifle
  • Possession of a sawed-off shotgun
  • Unlawful possession of a baseball bat, crowbar, or knife for criminal purposes
  • Unlawful possession of a BB gun or airsoft gun

What are the various charges for gun crimes in New Jersey?

The consequences of a gun crime in New Jersey are serious. Some of the most common charges that are given to individuals who have violated a gun law in New Jersey include the following:

  • The unlawful possession of a rifle or shotgun is a crime in the third degree
  • The unlawful possession of a spring gun or air gun is a crime in the third degree
  • The unlawful possession of a machine gun, handgun, or assault rifle is a crime in the second degree

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