NJ 2C:58-15. Minor’s access to a loaded firearm.

Defending NJ 2C:58-15.  Minor’s access to a loaded firearm.

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NJ Statute: 2C:58-15.  Minor’s access to a loaded firearm; penalty, conditions

a.  A person who knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to a loaded firearm at a premises under the person’s control commits a disorderly persons offense if a minor gains access to the firearm, unless the person:

(1)  Stores the firearm in a securely locked box or container;

(2)  Stores the firearm in a location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure; or

(3)  Secures the firearm with a trigger lock.

b.   This section shall not apply:

(1)  To activities authorized by section 14 of P.L.1979, c.179, (C.2C:58-6.1), concerning the lawful use of a firearm by a minor; or

(2)  Under circumstances where a minor obtained a firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by any person.

c.   As used in this act, “minor” means a person under the age of 16.


AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 2C:58-15, Violation 2C:58-15, Offense 2C:58-15

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.