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]
Firstly, thank you and every single one of the officers of the LPD, who work tirelessly to Serve and Protect the residents of this town! It’s exciting and refreshing having a way to personally communicate with a Chief of Police via email! Thank you and thank you TLS!
Now the question: understanding that someone with a Firearm Permit may carry in his home and place of business, is one also allowed to carry in a private synagogue?
Can you please clarify this for what ‘We the People’ who hold the 2nd amendment sacred, are limited to in this State of NJ?
The Chief’s Response:
Yes it is a nice feature that the TLS is willing to host and allow a direct format to ask questions that arise.
In response to your question I have referred to NJ Law New Jersey “No license is required to own any firearm in New Jersey, except an assault firearm or machine gun. … New Jersey calls its permit a “permit to carry a handgun” and is a “may-issue” by law for firearm carry, either openly or concealed, but permits are rarely or never granted to the general populace.” With that being said once you leave your domicile you would need a permit to carry to take your firearm to your synagogue as NJ has very strict carry, transportation laws currently on the books. http://www.njsp.org/firearms/transport-firearm.shtml
Hope this helps be safe,
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