Also, please tell me how many people YOU know who carry a pistol in New Jersey. Here in civilized Alabama, I can count on all ten fingers, and keep going. I have a loaded pistol on me right now, as I type this. I carry one everywhere I can. I open carry at the grocery store, even.
How do you obtain a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun? You must apply at your local police department. If you do not have a local police department or you are an out of state resident, you must apply at the nearest New Jersey State Police station (excluding toll roads, stations on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Atlantic City Expressway). Out of State residents may only apply for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card. For any further information outlining specific requirements, contact your police department or nearest New Jersey State Police station. How do you buy rifles and/or shotguns, including bb, pellet, and black powder rifles? It is the responsibility of the seller of the shotguns, including bb, pellet, firearm to ascertain that the buyer has a and black powder rifles? Firearms Purchaser Identification Card plus one additional form of photo identification and a completes Certificate of Eligibility. The information contained on the Firearms Purchaser Identification Card must match the identification of the transferor. A Certificate of Eligibility can be obtained at any licensed firearms dealer, or this web site. How do you buy handguns, including bb, pellet, and black powder handguns? Download Form A Permit to Purchase a Handgun must be completed on each handgun transferred in this state. It is the responsibility of the seller of the handgun to ascertain that the buyer has a valid Permit to Purchase a Handgun and one additional form of identification. The information on the Handgun Purchase Permit must match the identification of the transferor. ( i.e, name address, DOB, sex, etc.) The permit must be completed by the seller and buyer. It is the responsibility of the seller to forward the copies to the appropriate authority. Instructions are printed on the permit. When is fingerprinting required? Individuals must be fingerprinted when applying for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun. Individuals must be fingerprinted when applying for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun. An individual seeking a Permit to Carry a Handgun must be fingerprinted upon the initial application and each subsequent renewal. Fee - $57.50 current fee for fingerprint submission. This fee shall be paid directly to MORPHO TRAK at the time you schedule your appointment for fingerprinting. Additional information can be obtained from your local police department or nearest New Jersey State Police station. Police departments with questions concerning fingerprints or fees, please contact the Criminal Information Unit at ext. 2991. How do you transport firearms? Firearms shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported. Ammunition must be transported in a separate container and locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported. If the vehicle does not have a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm must be in a locked container other than the vehicle's glove compartment or console.