(a) Licenses to purchase, possess or carry a
machine gun or assault firearm shall be issued by a judge of the Superior Court in accordance with the
provisions of 2C:58-5. The application for such license shall be referred to
the county prosecutor for investigation, recommendation and preparation of a report.
(b) The report of the county prosecutor shall be served upon the
Superintendent and the chief of police of every municipality in which the applicant intends to carry the
machine gun or assault firearm. The Superintendent and/or the chief of police, or their designees, may
personally appear and oppose the issuance of any license to acquire a machine gun or assault firearm. If the
court issues a license, the Superintendent and/or chief of police, or their designees, may appeal that
decision in accordance with the Rules of Court.
(c) Upon issuance
of a license by a court, a true copy of such license shall be filed with the Superintendent and chief of
police of the municipality where the licensee resides or has his place of business.
(d) At any time, the Superintendent, a chief of police, any law enforcement
officer of this State or any other citizen may apply to the court which issued the license for revocation on
the ground that the licensee is no longer qualified to possess such license by virtue of his inability to
satisfy the statutory requirements of 2C:58-4 and
2C:58-5, or if revocation is necessary in order to protect the
public safety and welfare.