New Jersey does not explicitly limit locations where a person may carry a firearm. The state generally prohibits the open carrying of firearms without a permit to carry a handgun or Firearm Purchaser Identification Card. Individuals may not carry a handgun concealed without a permit.
Notwithstanding these state restrictions, New Jersey allows any person to keep or carry a firearm in his or her place of business, residence, or other land owned or possessed by him or her.1 The state also permits carrying a firearm to or from these locations or to or from a place of purchase or repair.2
New Jersey has no statutes prohibiting the possession of firearms with a proper permit in the following locations, although administrative regulations may apply:
- Places of worship;
- Bars or restaurants where alcohol is served;
- Sports arenas;
- Gambling facilities; or
- Polling places.