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At a Glance

New Jersey

New Jersey has among the strongest gun laws in the country. The Garden State has one of the lowest rates of firearm deaths and firearm ownership in the country. New Jersey has long been a pioneer in gun violence prevention—with one of the most comprehensive and recently strengthened concealed carry permitting systems, perhaps the boldest ghost gun prohibitions in the nation, and both a permit and background check required for all gun purchases.

435 In an average year, 435 people die by guns in New Jersey. More at EveryStat.
#7 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Down from #4 last year). See why.

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Everytown Community Safety Fund and New Jersey Moms Demand Action Applaud New Jersey Governor Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matt Platkin for Awarding $15 Million to Community Violence Prevention Organizations

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