Gun Laws in New Jersey


State of Gun Violence Factsheet
Cost of Gun Violence in New Jersey
New Jersey Gun Policy Audit


State Law Background

Among other things, New Jersey:

New Jersey does not, however:

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

In 2016, New Jersey had the 6th lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. New Jersey had the lowest rate of crime gun exports among the states in 2016–meaning that crime guns originally sold in New Jersey were recovered after being used in crimes in other states at the lowest rate among the states. New Jersey imports far more crime guns than it exports.

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.