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In 2022, New Jersey enacted a law explicitly stating that a permit to carry a handgun does not authorize the holder of the permit to openly carry.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


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  1. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:58-4(a).[]
  2. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-5c(1).[]
  3. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-5c(2).[]