Firearms, facts and requirements.
• What are the requirements to purchase a handgun?
Persons wanting to purchase a handgun must be at least 21 years of age.
• What are the requirements to purchase a rifle?
Persons wanting to purchase rifles or shotguns must be at least 18 years old and need to apply for a Firearms Identification card.
• What are the requirements to apply for all applicants?
Can have never been convicted of any degree crime in NJ or the equivalent of such crimes in any other state that has not been expunged or sealed.
Must not be a habitual drunkard, cannot be an alcoholic, must not be drug dependent, must not currently – or have ever been – confined for a mental disorder.
Must not falsify any information on application, must not be prohibited from possessing weapons or ID card from a court order, and must not have any physical defect that would make it unsafe to handle a firearm.
• Can I get a permit to carry a weapon?
Anyone wishing to apply for a Permit to Carry needs to contact Det. John Smigelsky via email email@example.com