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62 total bills, 29 anti-gun bills,
16 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed New Jersey Firearm Legislation

2012-2013 Session2014-2015 Session2016-2017 Session2018-2019 Session2020-2021 Session

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note: Legislation carries over from even-numbered years to odd-numbered years

this is an anti-gun bill

ACR20

Title: Memorializes Congress and President to enact legislation establishing certain gun control measures.

Description: Memorializes Congress and President to enact legislation establishing certain gun control measures.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

AR25

Title: Urges President and Congress to permit military personnel to carry loaded firearms at military facilities.

Description: Urges President and Congress to permit military personnel to carry loaded firearms at military facilities.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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AR33

Title: Urges President and Congress to repeal "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act," which affords civil protections to firearm retailers and dealers.

Description: Urges President and Congress to repeal "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act," which affords civil protections to firearm retailers and dealers.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

AJR33

Title: Designates June 2 of each year as "Gun Violence Awareness Day."

Description: Designates June 2 of each year as "Gun Violence Awareness Day."

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

AR53

Title: Urges President and Congress of US to declare gun violence national emergency.

Description: Urges President and Congress of US to declare gun violence national emergency.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

ACR59

Title: Urges President and Congress of United States to enact assault weapons ban including prohibition against large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Description: Urges President and Congress of United States to enact assault weapons ban including prohibition against large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A129

Title: Requires access to law enforcement guidelines for processing firearms permit applications upon public records request.

Description: Requires access to law enforcement guidelines for processing firearms permit applications upon public records request.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A133

Title: Authorizes chiefs of part-time municipal police forces to issue firearms ID cards and handgun purchase permits.

Description: Authorizes chiefs of part-time municipal police forces to issue firearms ID cards and handgun purchase permits.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A145

Title: Clarifies definition of reasonably necessary deviation when legally transporting firearm or weapon in motor vehicle.

Description: Clarifies definition of reasonably necessary deviation when legally transporting firearm or weapon in motor vehicle.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A146

Title: Permits possession of certain types of ammunition and increases penalties for possession for an unlawful purpose.

Description: Permits possession of certain types of ammunition and increases penalties for possession for an unlawful purpose.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A163

Title: Eliminates prohibition against purchasing more than one handgun in calendar month.

Description: Eliminates prohibition against purchasing more than one handgun in calendar month.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A177

Title: Provides that school district may not prohibit active or retired law enforcement officer or registered security officer from carrying firearm in performance of school security duties if authorized under State law to carry.

Description: Provides that school district may not prohibit active or retired law enforcement officer or registered security officer from carrying firearm in performance of school security duties if authorized under State law to carry.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A207

Title: Permits certain special law enforcement officers to carry firearms at all times when in State.

Description: Permits certain special law enforcement officers to carry firearms at all times when in State.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A219

Title: Creates self-defense justification for victims of domestic violence.

Description: Creates self-defense justification for victims of domestic violence.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A221

Title: Establishes certain benefits for Class Two special law enforcement officers; allows arson investigators to carry a firearm at all times.

Description: Establishes certain benefits for Class Two special law enforcement officers; allows arson investigators to carry a firearm at all times.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

A347

Title: Disqualifies person named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun.

Description: Disqualifies person named on federal Terrorist Watchlist from obtaining firearms identification card or permit to purchase handgun.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A390

Title: Requires school district that includes grades kindergarten through six to offer Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program.

Description: Requires school district that includes grades kindergarten through six to offer Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A555

Title: Gives priority to applicants for firearms purchaser identification card and permits to purchase handguns when domestic violence restraining order is in effect.

Description: Gives priority to applicants for firearms purchaser identification card and permits to purchase handguns when domestic violence restraining order is in effect.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A563

Title: Authorizes manufacture and sale of firearm silencers and sawed-off shotguns to law enforcement and members of Armed Forces and National Guard.

Description: Authorizes manufacture and sale of firearm silencers and sawed-off shotguns to law enforcement and members of Armed Forces and National Guard.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A588

Title: Clarifies that BB guns are not firearms under New Jersey law.

Description: Clarifies that BB guns are not firearms under New Jersey law.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

A1141

Title: Increases from 18 to 21 age at which person is eligible to receive firearms purchaser identification.

Description: Increases from 18 to 21 age at which person is eligible to receive firearms purchaser identification.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1234

Title: Requires successful completion of firearms education program to obtain initial firearms purchaser identification card and permit to purchase a handgun.

Description: Requires successful completion of firearms education program to obtain initial firearms purchaser identification card and permit to purchase a handgun.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A1255

Title: Permits place of worship to establish security plan to select one person to carry handgun during religious services.

Description: Permits place of worship to establish security plan to select one person to carry handgun during religious services.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1279

Title: Establishes 180 day prohibition on purchase of handgun for certain individuals who fail to report loss or theft of firearm.

Description: Establishes 180 day prohibition on purchase of handgun for certain individuals who fail to report loss or theft of firearm.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1280

Title: Revises definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 caliber or greater.

Description: Revises definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 caliber or greater.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1292

Title: Regulates sale of handgun ammunition and develops system for electronic reporting of firearm information.

Description: Regulates sale of handgun ammunition and develops system for electronic reporting of firearm information.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1318

Title: Requires criminal history record background check for rifle and shotgun purchases.

Description: Requires criminal history record background check for rifle and shotgun purchases.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1395

Title: Codifies Executive Order No. 21 of 2018 and directs Attorney General to issue reports concerning guns used in commission of crimes in State.

Description: Codifies Executive Order No. 21 of 2018 and directs Attorney General to issue reports concerning guns used in commission of crimes in State.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

A1411

Title: Prohibits leaving loaded firearm within easy access of minor under age of 18; requires law enforcement officers who observe unsecured firearms to conduct follow-up.

Description: Prohibits leaving loaded firearm within easy access of minor under age of 18; requires law enforcement officers who observe unsecured firearms to conduct follow-up.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

A1417

Title: Establishes certain criminal penalties for possession and transfer of firearms and ammunition to disqualified person.

Description: Establishes certain criminal penalties for possession and transfer of firearms and ammunition to disqualified person.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1492

Title: Establishes criminal penalties for sale and possession of binary firearm triggers.

Description: Establishes criminal penalties for sale and possession of binary firearm triggers.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

A1569

Title: Prohibits State from investing pension and annuity funds in manufacturers of firearms or firearm ammunition.

Description: Prohibits State from investing pension and annuity funds in manufacturers of firearms or firearm ammunition.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Budget Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1572

Title: Prohibits possession of firearm by person convicted of animal cruelty.

Description: Prohibits possession of firearm by person convicted of animal cruelty.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1575

Title: Establishes registry allowing persons to voluntarily include their names on list of individuals prohibited from owning a firearm.

Description: Establishes registry allowing persons to voluntarily include their names on list of individuals prohibited from owning a firearm.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

A1666

Title: Prohibits mail order, Internet, telephone, and any other anonymous method of ammunition sale or transfer in New Jersey.

Description: Prohibits mail order, Internet, telephone, and any other anonymous method of ammunition sale or transfer in New Jersey.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A1802

Title: Clarifies that chief of police or Superintendent of State Police has burden of proving applicant's disqualification for permit to purchase handgun or firearms purchaser identification card.

Description: Clarifies that chief of police or Superintendent of State Police has burden of proving applicant's disqualification for permit to purchase handgun or firearms purchaser identification card.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1807

Title: Establishes reasonableness standard for persons lawfully transporting firearm who deviate from course of travel.

Description: Establishes reasonableness standard for persons lawfully transporting firearm who deviate from course of travel.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A1833

Title: Prohibits sale of certain toy guns and imitation firearms.

Description: Prohibits sale of certain toy guns and imitation firearms.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

A1879

Title: Requires chief law enforcement officer or Superintendent of State Police to notify federal immigration authorities when non-citizen applies for firearms purchaser identification card or handgun purchase permit.

Description: Requires chief law enforcement officer or Superintendent of State Police to notify federal immigration authorities when non-citizen applies for firearms purchaser identification card or handgun purchase permit.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A2143

Title: Requires firearm owners who become New Jersey residents to obtain firearm purchaser identification card.

Description: Requires firearm owners who become New Jersey residents to obtain firearm purchaser identification card.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A2162

Title: Establishes "MarcAnthony's Law;" criminalizes use of defaced or stolen firearm to injure a police officer; enhances penalties for defacing a firearm.

Description: Establishes "MarcAnthony's Law;" criminalizes use of defaced or stolen firearm to injure a police officer; enhances penalties for defacing a firearm.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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A2191

Title: Requires Attorney General to establish Statewide gun buyback program.

Description: Requires Attorney General to establish Statewide gun buyback program.

Last Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

S97

Title: Establishes a regulatory program for rifle and shotgun ammunition sales.

Description: Establishes a regulatory program for rifle and shotgun ammunition sales.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S98

Title: Strengthens State's assault weapons ban.

Description: Strengthens State's assault weapons ban.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S103

Title: Revises definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 caliber or greater.

Description: Revises definition of destructive device to include certain weapons of 50 caliber or greater.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S120

Title: Increases criminal penalties if leaving loaded firearm within easy access of minor results in injury or death.

Description: Increases criminal penalties if leaving loaded firearm within easy access of minor results in injury or death.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S288

Title: Eliminates age restriction for issuing special permits to carry handgun to retired law enforcement officers.

Description: Eliminates age restriction for issuing special permits to carry handgun to retired law enforcement officers.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S372

Title: Requires firearm owners who become New Jersey residents to obtain firearm purchaser identification card and register firearms acquired out-of-State.

Description: Requires firearm owners who become New Jersey residents to obtain firearm purchaser identification card and register firearms acquired out-of-State.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

S459

Title: Allows county sheriffs to issue firearms identification cards and permits to purchase handguns; authorizes county sheriffs to accept applications for permits to carry handguns.

Description: Allows county sheriffs to issue firearms identification cards and permits to purchase handguns; authorizes county sheriffs to accept applications for permits to carry handguns.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S468

Title: Provides for forfeiture of vehicle where weapon was unlawfully possessed.

Description: Provides for forfeiture of vehicle where weapon was unlawfully possessed.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S549

Title: Requires successful completion of firearms education program to obtain initial firearms purchaser identification card and permit to purchase a handgun.

Description: Requires successful completion of firearms education program to obtain initial firearms purchaser identification card and permit to purchase a handgun.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S557

Title: Imposes gross receipts tax on firearms and firearms ammunition.

Description: Imposes gross receipts tax on firearms and firearms ammunition.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S558

Title: Increases certain firearms permit fees.

Description: Increases certain firearms permit fees.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S568

Title: Requires notification of local law enforcement prior to expungement of certain mental health records of prospective firearms purchasers.

Description: Requires notification of local law enforcement prior to expungement of certain mental health records of prospective firearms purchasers.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S628

Title: Authorizes Class Three special law enforcement officers to provide security in places of religious worship; requires nonpublic security aid be used for Class Three officers upon request of nonpublic school.

Description: Authorizes Class Three special law enforcement officers to provide security in places of religious worship; requires nonpublic security aid be used for Class Three officers upon request of nonpublic school.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S668

Title: Establishes the "Mental Health Treatment Reform and Violence Prevention Act."

Description: Establishes the "Mental Health Treatment Reform and Violence Prevention Act."

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S745

Title: Prohibits State from investing pension and annuity funds in manufacturers of firearms or firearm ammunition.

Description: Prohibits State from investing pension and annuity funds in manufacturers of firearms or firearm ammunition.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S746

Title: Prohibits possession of firearm by person convicted of animal cruelty.

Description: Prohibits possession of firearm by person convicted of animal cruelty.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S747

Title: Expands definition of assault firearm.

Description: Expands definition of assault firearm.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

S813

Title: Requires chief law enforcement officer or Superintendent of State Police to notify federal immigration authorities when non-citizen applies for firearms purchaser identification card or handgun purchase permit.

Description: Requires chief law enforcement officer or Superintendent of State Police to notify federal immigration authorities when non-citizen applies for firearms purchaser identification card or handgun purchase permit.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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S816

Title: Prohibits firearm possession by persons convicted of certain offenses.

Description: Prohibits firearm possession by persons convicted of certain offenses.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S819

Title: Prohibits leaving loaded firearm within easy access of minor under age of 18; requires law enforcement officers who observe unsecured firearms to conduct follow-up.

Description: Prohibits leaving loaded firearm within easy access of minor under age of 18; requires law enforcement officers who observe unsecured firearms to conduct follow-up.

Last Action: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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