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How to Transport a firearm in New Brunswick NJ
New Jersey gun laws are rather rigorous, but it is important to follow them to the letter. While owning a firearm in New Jersey may seem like a difficult process, transporting a firearm in New Jersey may even be a more stannous process. Regardless it is important to follow all the stipulated rules for transporting a firearm, which include;
The gun laws of New Jersey declares that all firearm that is transported into the state of New Jersey, shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed gun box that has been securely tied. You may also transport the firearm locked in the trunk of the car with no unreasonable deviations from your journey.
The state also declares that the firearm should not be accessible from the passenger’s compartment. The firearm shall be locked in a container other than the glove compartment and kept away from the driver if the vehicle does not have a separate compartment.
In addition to how and where the firearm should be stored during transportation, the law only permits one to transport a firearm if you meet the following requirements;
- The person should not be a convicted felon, fugitive, addict, or an illegal alien
- The person has not been committed to a mental institution, dishonorably discharged from the armed forces, or renounced his United States citizenship.
- The possession of the firearm was lawful in the state where the journey started
- The possession of the firearm is lawful in the state where the journey will end
- The firearm is being transported for a lawful purpose
Do I need a permit to transport a firearm in New Jersey?
You are not required to obtain a permit to transport a firearm in New Jersey. As much as you do not need a permit, you still need to follow all the stipulated guidelines on transporting firearms.
How do I transport ammunition?
When it comes to ammunition, it should be locked in a separate container in the trunk of the car. As for ammunition magazines they can be transported while loaded but they have to be carried separately from the firearm.
Is it okay to transport a firearm on a motorcycle?
Yes, you are allowed to transport firearms in New Jersey on a motorcycle. However, a motorcycle with lockable bags is preferred. You can use saddle bags or bag packs to transport the unloaded firearm in a locked container.
What penalties can I face for transporting firearms in New Jersey?
Failure to adhere to the transportation of firearm guidelines can land you in jail. You will be charged with a crime of second or third degree. A second-degree crime charge will land you in jail for 5-10 years while a third-degree crime charge will land you in jail for 3-5 years.
Do you have any further inquiries about how to transport firearms in New Jersey or are you facing a weapons charge? It is important to consult with a professional, book a consult today with Gun, Firearms & Weapons Charges Attorney Evan Nappen Law for further assistance.