"BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

    ‘1. Any person who shall carry any revolver, pistol, firearm, bludgeon, blackjack, knuckles, sand-bag, slung-shot or other deadly, offensive or dangerous weapon, or any stiletto, dagger or razor or any knife with a blade five inches in length or over concealed in or about his clothes or person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent any sheriff, prosecutor, deputy sheriff, jailer, police officer, constable, State detective, member of a legally organized detective agency, or any other peace officer from carrying weapons when engaged in the discharge of his duty; nor to duly authorized military or civil organizations, when parading nor to members thereof when going to and from the places of meeting of their respective organizations; nor shall this act apply to any person having a written permit to carry such weapon, firearm, stiletto, razor, dagger or knife, or slung-shot, obtained from and signed by the mayor of any city, borough or other municipality, or from any judge of the Court of Common Pleas, which permits such officers are hereby authorized to grant. Such permits shall be issued at the place of residence of the person obtaining the same, and, when issued shall be in force in all parts of the State for a period of one year from date of issue, unless sooner revoked by the officer granting the same, and said permit shall be dated and shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the county where granted within ten days after the granting of same, and in the event of the recipient failing to record the same as herein provided said permit shall be deemed and taken to be revoked and cancelled. It is further provided, that nothing contained herein shall prevent any person from keeping or carrying about his or her place of business, dwelling house or premises any of such weapons, firearms, stilettos, daggers, razors, knives or slung-shots, or from carrying the same from any place of purchase to his or her dwelling house or place of business, or from his or her dwelling house or place of business to any place where repairing is done, to have the same repaired and returned; and it is provided further, that nothing in this act shall be construed to make it unlawful for any person to carry a gun, rifle or knife in the woods or fields, or upon the waters of this State, for the purpose of hunting or target practice.

    2. A person who manufactures, or causes to be manufactured, or sells or keeps for sale, or offers, or gives, or disposes of any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as a blackjack, slung-shot, billy, sandclub, sand-bag, bludgeon, or metal knuckles, to any person; or a person who offers, sells, loans, leases, or gives any gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm, or any air-gun, spring-gun or other instrument or weapon in which the propelling force is spring or air, or any instrument or weapon commonly known as a toy pistol or in or upon which any loaded or blank cartridges are used, or may be used, or any loaded or blank cartridges or ammunition therefor, to any person under the age of twenty-one years, is guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall prevent any person between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one from obtaining any gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm, air or spring-gun, if the consent in writing of the parent or guardian of said minor so to do be presented to the person from whom such weapon be obtained agreeable to the provisions of this act.

    3. A person who attempts to use against another, or who carries, or possesses any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slung-shot, billy, sand-club, sand-bag, metal knuckles, bludgeon, dagger, dirk, dangerous knife, razor, stiletto, revolver, bomb or other high explosive, or any other dangerous or deadly instrument or weapon, with the intent to use the same unlawfully against another is guilty of a high misdemeanor; the possession by any person other than a public officer or one having a permit for the same as herein provided, of any weapons specified in the foregoing section, concealed or furtively carried on the person, is presumptive evidence of carrying, or concealing, or possessing, with intent to use the same in violation of this section.

    4. Every person selling a pistol, revolver or other firearm of a size which may be concealed upon the person whether such seller is a retail dealer, pawnbroker or otherwise, shall keep a register in which shall be entered at the time of sale the date of sale, name, age, occupation and residence of every purchaser of such a pistol, revolver or other firearm, together with the calibre, make, model, manufacturer’s number or other mark of identification on such pistol, revolver or other firearm. Every person who shall fail to keep a register and to enter therein the facts required by this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Such register shall be open at all reasonable hours for the inspection of any peace officer. Every person becoming the lawful possessor of such a pistol, revolver or other firearm, who shall sell, give or transfer the same to another person without first notifying the police authorities, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. This section shall not apply to wholesale dealers.

    5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act shall be and the same hereby are repealed, and this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 28, 1912."

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Acts of the One Hundred and Thirty-Sixth Legislature of the State of New Jersey, and Sixty-Eighth under the New Constitution (Trenton, NJ: MacCrellish & Quigley, 1912), 364-366.  Chapter 225—A Further Supplement to an Act Entitled “An Act for the Punishment of Crimes (Revision of 1908),” Approved June Fourteenth, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-Eight, §§ 1-5. Approved March 28, 1912.