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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Open Carry in New Jersey.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 4 August
Open Carrying in New Jersey
New Jersey law does not explicitly prohibit the open carrying of a handgun in public if the possessor has a valid permit to carry a handgun.
New Jersey allows the open carrying of long guns (i.e. rifles and shotguns) if the possessor has a valid Firearms Purchaser Identification Card.
New Jersey prohibits any person from knowingly possessing a loaded long gun, with certain exceptions
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