New Jersey law does not explicitly prohibit the open carry of a handgun in public if the possessor has a valid permit to carry a handgun.1
New Jersey allows the open carry 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 Carry policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-5b.
- N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-5c(1).
- N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-5c(2).