New Jersey Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for New Jersey Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact New Jersey gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to New Jersey can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

New Jersey State Constitution

The New Jersey Constitution does not explicitly state the right to keep and bear arms, but Article I, Section 1 states:

"All persons are by nature free and independent, and have certain natural and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people, and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, whenever the public good may require it."

"The people have the right freely to assemble together, to consult for the common good, to make known their opinions to their representatives, and to petition for redress of grievances. "

New Jersey Gun Laws

New Jersey Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
New Jersey Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
New Jersey Firearms Information (Source: New Jersey State Police)
New Jersey Firearms FAQs (Source: New Jersey State Police)

New Jersey Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting in New Jersey (Source: New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife)
New Jersey Hunting Regulations (Source: eRegulations)
New Jersey Fishing and Hunting License and Permit Information (Source: New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife)
NJ Fishing and Hunting Online License Sales, Hunter Ed Registration and Harvest Reporting (Source: New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife)
New Jersey's Hunter Education Program (Source: New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife)

New Jersey Shooting Ranges

NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Training Areas (Source: New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

New Jersey Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

New Jersey NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

New Jersey State Firearm & Hunting Associations

New Jersey Gun Shows and FFLs

New Jersey Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
New Jersey Gun Shows (Source:
New Jersey FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
New Jersey Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

New Jersey's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

New Jersey Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of New Jersey Public Officials (Source:

New Jersey Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

New Jersey State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
New Jersey State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
New Jersey Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
New Jersey Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

New Jersey State Business Tax Climate Rankings

New Jersey State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in New Jersey (Source: Tax Foundation)