Lakewood Police Chief Greg Meyer answers your ‘Ask The Chief’ questions: Carrying a gun at work

The following is an ‘Ask The Chief’ question submitted to TLS, and the Chief’s response. Email your questions for the Chief to [email protected]


Am I allowed to carry a firearm with permission from my employer at the office and store I am working in?

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The Chief’s response:

Not without a NJ carry permit.

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  1. I’m pretty sure this is incorrect…. I can’t carry in my house either?

    I think Private property is not considered open carry.

    Please clarify. Thank you.

  2. The question asked of the Chief was regarding a place of employment, not your own home. You do not need a permit to have a gun in your own home only to carry it outside to your office.

  3. The difference is ur property is Yurs yur employer is his property let’s not mix it up and u could thank ur N.J. government for not helping u defend ur self in the workplace against workplace shooting

  4. citing NY law, most probaly same or similiar.
    Gun is not allowed at work (even though it’s private property, go figure) but a shotgun is allowed at work.

  5. Ok thanks for your thoughts and opinions everyone, so here is the actual law. “N.J.S.A. 2C:39-6 e.Nothing in subsections b., c. and d. of N.J.S.2C:39-5 shall be construed to prevent a person keeping or carrying about his place of business, residence, premises or other land owned or possessed by him, any firearm, or from carrying the same,”

  6. It then says it must be transported as specificied in subsection g ע”ש, so it is correct that you can’t carry it to work but once you get there you can carry it. There is also controversy if it can be carried concealed or only open. And if anyone has been to a gun range it is common practice for employees to carry even without a permit.

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