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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Location Restrictions in New Jersey.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 30 July

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Other Location Restrictions in New Jersey

New Jersey does not explicitly limit locations where a person may carry a firearm. The state generally prohibits the open carrying of firearms without a permit to carry a handgun or Firearm Purchaser Identification Card. Individuals may not carry a handgun concealed without a permit.

Notwithstanding these state restrictions, New Jersey allows any person to keep or carry a firearm in his or her place of business, residence, or other land owned or possessed by him or her. The state also permits carrying a firearm to or from these locations or to or from a place of purchase or repair.

New Jersey has no statutes prohibiting the possession of firearms with a proper permit in the following locations, although administrative regulations may apply:

- Parks;
- Hospitals;
- Places of worship;
- Bars or restaurants where alcohol is served;
- Sports arenas;
- Gambling facilities; or
- Polling places…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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