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A Heavy Load: Carrying a Long Gun in New Jersey

The following is a video transcript.

Hi, Evan Nappen here, Independent Program Attorney for U.S. LawShield of New Jersey. I’m here today to talk to you about a question of transporting or carrying a long arm in New Jersey, meaning a rifle or shotgun.

Carrying a Long Arm in New Jersey

What do you need to do that? You must possess a New Jersey Firearm Purchaser Identification Card to transport a long arm (rifle or shotgun) in the State of New Jersey. It’s very important that you have a New Jersey Firearm Purchaser Identification Card. That lets you transport unloaded rifles and shotguns.

Exemptions

Now, there also are exemptions in the law, such as going to the target range, but those exemptions require that you be narrowly within them. But, if you have a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, you’re covered for your transport of unloaded rifles and shotguns.

If you have questions about transportation of long arms, feel free to contact U.S. LawShield and ask for your Independent Program Attorney.

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