What are the gun laws in New Jersey?

New Jersey allows a court to issue a permit only if it is satisfied that the applicant has a justifiable need to carry a handgun. New Jersey is among the “may issue” states that require applicants to complete a firearm safety course, or otherwise demonstrate their qualification to use a firearm safely. New Jersey also requires that three “reputable persons” who have known the applicant for at least three years certify that the applicant is of “good moral character and behavior.”