NJ 2C:58-1. Firearm registration.

Defending NJ 2C:58-1.  Firearm registration.

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NJ Statute: 2C:58-1.  Registration of manufacturers and wholesale dealers of firearms.

a.  Registration.    Every manufacturer and wholesale dealer of firearms shall register with the superintendent as provided in this section.  No person shall engage in the business of, or act as a manufacturer or wholesale dealer of firearms, or manufacture or sell at wholesale any firearm, until he has so registered.

Applications for registration shall be made on such forms as shall be prescribed by the superintendent, and the applicant shall furnish such information and other particulars as may be prescribed by law or by any rules or regulations promulgated by the superintendent.  Each application for registration or renewal shall be accompanied by a fee of $150.00.

The superintendent shall prescribe standards and qualifications for the registration of manufacturers and wholesalers of firearms, for the protection of the public safety, health and welfare.  He shall refuse to register any applicant for registration unless he is satisfied that the applicant can be permitted to engage in business as a manufacturer or wholesale dealer of firearms without any danger to the public safety, health or welfare.

The superintendent shall issue a certificate of registration to every person  registered under this section, and such certificate shall be valid for a period  of 3 years from the date of issuance.

b.  Wholesale dealer’s agent.    Every registered wholesale dealer of firearms shall cause each of his agents or employees actively engaged in the purchase or sale of firearms to be licensed with the superintendent as a wholesale dealer’s agent.  Applications for agents’ licenses shall be submitted  on such forms as shall be prescribed by the superintendent, and shall be signed  by the registered wholesale dealer and by the agent.  Each application shall be  accompanied by a fee of $5.00, and each license shall be valid for so long as  the agent or employee remains in the employ of the wholesale dealer and the  wholesale dealer remains validly registered under this section.  The  superintendent shall prescribe standards and qualifications for licensed  wholesale dealers’ agents, for the protection of the public safety, health and  welfare.

c.  Revocation of certificate of registration or license.    The superintendent may, after reasonable notice to all affected parties and a hearing if requested, revoke any certificate of registration or agent’s license  if he finds that the registered or licensed person is no longer engaged in the  business of manufacturing or wholesaling firearms in this State or that he can  no longer be permitted to carry on such business without endangering the public  safety, health or welfare.  A certificate or license may be canceled at any  time at the request of the registered or licensed person.

d.  Appeals.    Any person aggrieved by the refusal of the superintendent  to register him as a manufacturer or wholesale dealer or a wholesale dealer’s  agent, or by revocation of his certificate or license, may appeal to the  Appellate Division of the Superior Court.

e.  Records of sales.    Every manufacturer and wholesale dealer shall keep a detailed record of each firearm sold by him.  The record shall include the date of sale, the name and address of the purchaser, a description of each firearm and the serial number thereof.  The records shall be available for inspection at all reasonable times by any law enforcement officer.

L.1978, c. 95, s. 2C:58-1, eff. Sept. 1, 1979.

AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 2C:58-1, Violation 2C:58-1, Offense 2C:58-1

Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.

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