The following is a video transcript.
DON’T COME TO NEW JERSEY WITH A FIREARM
Having practiced gun law in New Jersey for over 30 years, let me give you some advice if you are planning to come to New Jersey with a firearm: Don’t come to New Jersey. It’s that simple.
If you bring your gun to Jersey, you’re asking for trouble. New Jersey has no regard for the Second Amendment and has no regard for your rights. If you have a firearm and you can avoid going through New Jersey, just drive around.
UP TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON
If you do come to Jersey with a firearm, be aware that you are vulnerable to being arrested and charged with serious possessory offenses. Possession of a handgun is a second-degree felony in New Jersey, with a minimum mandatory sentence of three and a half years in prison and up to a maximum of ten years in prison, with no chance of parole. The judge has no discretion and will have to impose at least three and a half years as a sentence.
It doesn’t matter that you have a carry license from another state, because New Jersey does not recognize carry licenses from any other states. New Jersey will turn you into a criminal, and there are many people that have had their lives destroyed over New Jersey gun law, so beware.
FEDERAL “Safe Passage” PROVISION
If you still insist on coming into Jersey with a firearm, then you better make sure you are covered and in conformance with 18 U.S.C. § 926A of the federal law, Interstate Transportation of Firearms.
To be in compliance with that law, you must be traveling from a place where you may lawfully possess and carry a firearm to an end destination where you may lawfully possess and carry a firearm. The firearm must be unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported can be readily or directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such vehicle.
In the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment, the firearm or ammunition must be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. The ammunition and firearm must be stored separately.
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK
If you’re going through New Jersey with a firearm, it is extraordinarily dangerous, so avoid New Jersey if you can.
If you have any questions regarding traveling in or through New Jersey, please call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak to an Independent Program Attorney.