Stun Gun Laws in New Jersey

Learn about stun gun laws and possession requirements in New Jersey.

A stun gun (popularly also known as a Taser, the main maker of stun guns) is any weapon or other device that emits an electrical charge or current intended to temporarily or permanently disable a person.

(N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-1.)

This article describes New Jersey laws regarding who may not have a stun gun, and the circumstances or situations when carrying a stun gun is illegal in the state.

To learn more about how stun guns work, and how permitting laws vary by state, see States Requiring a Stun Gun Permit.

People Who May Not Carry a Stun Gun in New Jersey

In New Jersey, it is a crime of the fourth degree to possess or carry a stun gun. Peace officers are exempt from this rule.

(N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-3.)

Penalties for Stun Gun Carry Violations

It is a crime of the fourth degree to possess or carry a stun gun in New Jersey. Penalties include a fine of up to $10,000, up to 18 months in prison, or both.

(N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 2C:39-3, 2C:43-3, 2C:43-6.)

Getting Legal Help

If you have any questions about whether you are allowed to purchase, carry, or use a gun in New Jersey, or if you are facing charges for a stun gun violation, consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer.

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