Monday, November 22, 2010

Will New Jersey join the rest of the country?

I live in New Jersey and the only place I can carry a firearm is on my property.  Every time I step off my property I am forced to never be fully prepared to defend myself. I do have a concealed carry handgun permit for Florida and Virginia which enables me to carry a firearm in approximately 33 states but that doesn't help me in New Jersey.  New Jersey has unconstitutionally restricted our right to bear arms for a very long time.  The Second Amendment Foundation has finally filed a lawsuit against the State of New Jersey in order for them to stop requiring a "justifiable need" in order to obtain a carry permit.  See the SAF website for more information. You can also read the complaint filed with the District Court here.  Hopefully the federal courts will agree with SAF and turn New Jersey into a "Shall" issue state.  I'm sure New Jersey will drag this court fight out for a long time so I won't get my hopes up. 

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  1. Wouldn't thugs, muggers, rapists, murderers, carjackers and home invaders constitute a 'justifiable need'? You DO have those in New Jersey, right?

  2. Dave, you really need to get out of New Jersey.

    Idaho, maybe?



  3. @Andrea, Yeah, we have more than most states, especially in Camden and Newark.

    @Bob, I know. Hopefully in the near future I will be able to move to at least Pennsylvania which is a shall issue state and you can open carry your firearm if you so choose.