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New Jersey does not specifically regulate junk guns or unsafe firearms. However, according to research conducted by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence), New Jersey’s Attorney General may have the authority to regulate junk guns, as well as promulgate other firearm safety standards.1

 See our Design Safety Standards policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. See the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 56:8-2, 56:8-4. For details, see Legal Action Project, Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, Targeting Safety (2001), available at[]