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What Should I Know About New Jersey Gun Laws As A Tourist?

Last updated on December 12, 2023

Disclaimer: Information on this page is not legal advice and should not be construed as such. If you need legal help, please contact attorney Melissa Rosenblum.

New Jersey gun laws are the strictest in the country. Unfortunately, many out-of-state visitors do not realize this when they enter. They  inadvertently find themselves facing a criminal charge that could jeopardize their gun permits – and even land them in jail.

If you are a tourist who is caught up in the New Jersey criminal justice system, Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, LLC, can help you. With more than 25 years of experience, we work with visitors throughout the country to protect their Second Amendment rights in the face of firearms violations.

Transporting Firearms Through The State

New Jersey’s many beaches, casinos and historical sites draw thousands of tourists to the state every year. It is common for people driving through or visiting New Jersey to bring their firearm with them for hunting, self-protection or many other reasons. If you are bringing your gun or another type of firearm through the state, follow these rules:

  • Keep the firearm unloaded.
  • Pack the firearm and any ammunition in a closed and fastened package or locked in the trunk of your vehicle.
  • Do not keep the package within access of the passenger compartment.
  • If your vehicle does not have a compartment separate other than the passenger compartment, keep the gun and firearm in a locked container but not in the console or the glove compartment.
  • Do not deviate from these rules unless you have a reasonably necessary reason under the circumstances.

This is merely a brief overview of the rules for tourists to obey regarding firearms. You should always speak with a gun charges defense attorney to receive detailed, personalized instructions and tips for how to avoid a criminal charge.

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