New Jersey law does not explicitly prohibit the open carrying of a handgun in public if the possessor has a valid permit to carry a handgun.1

New Jersey allows the open carrying of long guns (i.e. rifles and shotguns) if the possessor has a valid Firearms Purchaser Identification Card.2 New Jersey prohibits any person from knowingly possessing a loaded long gun, with certain exceptions.3

See our Open Carrying policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-5b. ⤴︎
  2. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-5c(1). ⤴︎
  3. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-5c(2). ⤴︎