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To purchase any type of firearms in the State of New Jersey, a person must possess a Firearms  Identification Card. To purchase a handgun, a person must first apply for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun. Please open the following documents for more information.

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Concealed Carry
Permit Protocol


The new Civilian Carry Assessment and Range Evaluation (CCARE) protocol has been released by the NJ Attorney General as of September 15, 2023. This live-range training replaces the Permit to Carry Safe Handling and Proficiency Qualification protocol (HQC2- modified) issued on July 21, 2023, and is the required range component pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:58-4(g). 

Click here for full details on range qualification.

To see the full memorandum released by the NJ Attorney General, click here.

To start an initial application for a concealed carry permit, please click on this link to the NJ State Police website


Additional questions?

Contact Det. Brian Hampton ([email protected])

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