NJ 2C:58-16. Retail firearm warning required.

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NJ Statute: 2C:58-16.  Retailer’s written warnings; wholesaler’s warning; violation, penalty

a.  Upon the retail sale or transfer of any firearm, the retail dealer or his employee shall deliver to the purchaser or transferee the following written warning, printed in block letters not less than one-fourth of an inch in height:      “IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE, PUNISHABLE BY A FINE AND IMPRISONMENT, FOR      AN ADULT TO LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR.”

b.   Every wholesale and retail dealer of firearms shall conspicuously post at each purchase counter the following warning, printed in block letters not less than one inch in height:      “IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN EASY      ACCESS OF A MINOR.”

c.   Violation of this section by any retail or wholesale dealer of firearms is a petty disorderly persons offense.

L.1991,c.397,s.2.

AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 2C:58-16, Violation 2C:58-16, Offense 2C:58-16

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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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