New Jersey Collecting Firearms Attorneys
Knowledgeable Monmouth County NJ Gun Collector Lawyers
If you are a gun owner or are interested in becoming a firearms collector, it is absolutely essential to understand your rights and responsibilities under New Jersey law. Our New Jersey weapons attorneys are well-versed in state law regarding firearms and we regularly assist clients across the state with gun-related issues. Whether you need assistance with the firearms permit application process, an appeal of a gun permit denial, a return of weapons hearing arising from alleged domestic violence, an expungement to obtain a gun permit, defense against criminal weapons charges, or you simply want to understand your current situation and your available options, we can help.
At The Tormey Law Firm, our highly experienced lawyers have served on both sides of the system, as gun prosecutors, members of the Attorney General’s Office, members of County Weapons Forfeiture units, and criminal defense attorneys at some of New Jersey’s largest and most prestigious firms. We leverage this unique insight to provide unparalleled representation in gun-related matters, serving clients who hail from counties across the state, including Monmouth, Ocean, Union, Morris, Somerset, and Middlesex counties. To find the answers to your questions and receive a cost-free consultation today, contact our New Jersey gun lawyers at (201)-614-2474.
Collecting Firearms in New Jersey
New Jersey has a plethora of laws that regulate the purchase and possession of firearms; however it does not expressly regulate the collecting of firearms among New Jersey residents. The U.S. Federal government allows individuals to apply to become licensed collectors, but New Jersey neither provides nor requires such a license.
If you are seeking to become a collector of rifles or shotguns in New Jersey, you must obtain a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card. If you are the holder of a valid card, the state does not set a limit on the number of rifles or shotguns that you are legally permitted to possess. It does, however, limit the number of handguns that an individual can purchase within a given period. Specifically, you can only purchase one handgun with a 30-day period, and permits to purchase handguns are only valid for 90 days before they must be renewed. These permits may be renewed for an additional 90 days, but can only be valid for 180 days consecutively.
Displaying Your Gun Collection in New Jersey
If you become a firearms collectors and wish to display your collection at a gun show or exhibition, you are legally allowed to do so. According to N.J.S.A. 2C:39-6f(3)(c), it is lawful to transport a firearm:
“Directly to or from any exhibition or display of firearms which is sponsored by any law enforcement agency, any rifle or pistol club, or any firearms collectors club, for the purpose of displaying the firearms to the public or to the members of the organization or club, provided, however, that not less than 30 days prior to the exhibition or display, notice of the exhibition or display shall be given to the Superintendent of the State Police by the sponsoring organization or club, and the sponsor has complied with such reasonable safety regulations as the superintendent may promulgate.”
Contact our Freehold NJ Gun Collector Lawyers for More Information
If you are currently a firearms collector, considering becoming a gun collector, or simply have questions related to collecting firearms in New Jersey, contact our NJ gun lawyers today at (201)-614-2474 for a free consultation. We provide free initial phone consultations and flexible appointment options at our three New Jersey office locations.