[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken 1-7-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This chapter is derived from Section 2.10 of Ch. 2 of the former Revised Ordinances of the City of Hoboken. New Jersey, adopted 1-7-1959 by Ord. No. 123.
Any person desiring to purchase any revolver, pistol or other firearm within the City shall present himself in person to the Chief of Police, who is hereby authorized to issue to such person a license authorizing the purchase thereof. The Chief of Police shall make entry of such license and the name, age, nationality, color, occupation and residence of such licensee in a book kept by him for that purpose.
Any person selling a revolver, pistol or other firearm shall sell only to persons licensed under this section and, upon making any such sale, shall obtain from the licensee the license issued as aforesaid and, within 48 hours after such sale, shall transmit such license to the Chief of Police and take his receipt therefor, which receipt shall be retained in the possession of such seller for one year thereafter.
Any person selling a revolver, pistol or other firearm shall keep a register wherein shall be entered at the time of sale the date of sale, the name, age, color, nationality, occupation and residence of the purchaser and the caliber, make, model, manufacturer's number or mark of identification of the firearm and the number of the license issued by the Chief of Police authorizing the purchase thereof. Such book or register shall be accessible at all reasonable hours for the inspection of any police officer.
No person shall sell, give or transfer any revolver, pistol or other firearm to any person without first receiving from such person the license provided for in § 98-1.
No person conducting a store or business establishment wherein is kept any revolver, pistol or other firearm for the purpose of sale shall expose such arms to the public view in any showcase, window, display counter or otherwise.
No person shall engage in any business wherein the sale of revolvers, pistols or other firearms is carried on without a license.
[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
Application for a license to engage in the sale of revolvers, pistols or other firearms shall be made on blanks furnished by the Municipal Clerk. The applicant shall state his name, age, nationality, color, place of residence, business address and the character of business carried on at such business address. The application, when received by the Municipal Clerk, shall be referred by him to the Director of the Division of Public Safety for investigation as to the merit of the application and the moral character of the applicant, and the Director shall report to the Council the result of his investigation.
The Council may, by resolution, license any person to sell revolvers, pistols or other firearms in any store or other business establishment within the City, subject to the provisions of this chapter.
Any license granted under the provisions of this chapter may be summarily revoked by the Council for any cause which it may deem sufficient therefor.