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Legal Information: New Jersey

State Gun Laws

January 8, 2024

The abuser uses a gun for work. Does the law still apply?

According to New Jersey state law, if you have a restraining order against the abuser and s/he is a law enforcement officer, s/he can possess a firearm while on duty. If the abuser is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard, s/he can possess a firearm while on duty or while traveling to or from an authorized place of duty.1

Under federal law, however, if the abuser has been convicted of a felony or of a “domestic violence misdemeanor,” then s/he cannot buy or have a gun, even if s/he is a police officer or a military employee.2

1 NJ Stat. § 2C:25-29(b)
2 18 USC § 925(a)(1)