New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- At a press conference today, legislative leaders in the New Jersey statehouse announced plans to attack and destroy the right to carry for New jersey residents in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Bruen decision upholding right to carry and making it impossible for states like New Jersey to continue blocking issuance of carry permits.
Although the text of the proposed legislation was not available when this alert was prepared, legislative leaders described its features, and it sounds strangely similar to (if not worse than) New York’s anti-carry law passed this summer, which was recently stopped in its tracks by an injunction issued by the usually-anti-gun federal district court there.
According to New Jersey lawmakers, they plan to:
Ban carry in common public places by labeling them as “sensitive places” (plainly forbidden by Bruen)
Ban carry inside one’s own car (plainly forbidden by Bruen);
Ban carry on commercial and private property, unless the property owner posts notices allowing it (plainly unconstitutional);
Massively increase fees for permits (plainly forbidden by Bruen, and discriminates against low-income citizens);
Mandate special insurance (which may not even be available) as a pre-condition to exercise constitutional rights (plainly unconstitutional);
Mandate a new, unusual training requirement (beyond the already-difficult one that has existed for decades) – raises serious constitutional questions.
“These attacks by New Jersey lawmakers are a big middle finger to the U.S Supreme Court,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach. “These lawmakers have no respect for the Constitution or the rule of law – they focus on attacking citizens’ rights while setting violent criminals free. We look forward to overturning these measures in court and forcing the state to pay our legal fees.”
PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CLICK HERE TO CONTACT EVERY NJ LEGISLATOR. Tell them to PLEASE VOTE NO ON ANY NEW PROPOSALS TO LIMIT RIGHT TO CARRY IN VIOLATION OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S BRUEN DECISION. THE SUPREME COURT HAS SPOKEN, AND RIGHT TO CARRY MAY NO LONGER BE DISRUPTED BY STATE LEGISLATURES.
About the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs:
The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, Inc. is the official NRA State Association in New Jersey. Our mission is to implement all of the programs and activities at the state level that the NRA does at the national level. This mission includes the following: To support and defend the constitutional rights of the people to keep and bear arms. To take immediate action against any legislation at the local, state, and federal levels that would infringe upon these rights. Visit: www.anjrpc.org