2009 New Jersey Code
Section 2C:58
2C:58-15 - Minor's access to a loaded firearm; penalty, conditions 

2C:58-15.    Minor's access to a loaded firearm; penalty, conditions 
     1.  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.



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