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New Jersey prohibits any person from transporting, possessing or having a firearm in his or her control in a motor vehicle, unless the firearm is unloaded and contained in a closed and securely fastened case, or locked in the trunk.1 The state also prohibits any person from possessing in a motor vehicle any shotgun or rifle loaded with ammunition or missiles of any kind for the purpose of hunting or attempting to hunt any bird or animal.2

New Jersey provides that all firearms being transported between a place of purchase or repair or a dwelling or place of business,3 by members of rifle or pistol clubs under certain circumstances,4 or to or from: 1) hunting and fishing activities pursuant to a valid hunting license; 2) target shooting on a range; or 3) any exhibition or display of firearms,5 shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported.6


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  1. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 23:4-24.1a.[]
  2. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 23:4-24.1.[]
  3. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-6e.[]
  4. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-6f(1).[]
  5. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-6f(3).[]
  6. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-6g.[]