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New Jersey Tries To Outdo NY’s Insane Gun Laws, Fails (Again)

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Who thought that New Jersey would ever fail at sucking?

We all know that New Jersey wishes desperately that it were as glamorous, fun, and interesting as New York. The entire state suffers from a (well-deserved) inferiority complex, and that bitter, sullen envy has driven it to ridiculous (and hilarious) lengths. Recently, New Jersey took a look at the insane, unconstitutional concealed-carry laws that New York hurriedly pushed out in the wake of the Supreme Court Bruen decision, and thought to itself, “You know, we can suck harder than that.” They’ve certainly given it the old New Jersey try, but there’s just one problem: Their ridiculous, unconstitutional concealed-carry laws are going to be even easier to dismantle than New York’s. For the latest news regarding the giant pulsating ball of suck and fail that is New Jersey, we’re turning it over to the Second Amendment Foundation, which is on the case (literally).

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The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against the State of New Jersey, challenging the state’s new gun control law prohibiting licensed concealed carry in an expanded list of so-called “sensitive places,” and further criminalizes carrying an operable handgun “while in a vehicle.”

Joining SAF are the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, along with three private citizens, Nicholas Gaudio, Jeffrey M. Muller and Ronald Koons. Plaintiffs are represented by attorney David D. Jensen, David Jensen PLLC, of Beacon, N.Y.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The case is known as Koons et al v. Reynolds et al.

Named as defendants are Atlantic County Prosecutor William Reynolds, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. Macaulay, Sussex County Prosecutor Annemarie Taggart, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and State Police Supt. Patrick Callahan, in their official capacities.

Shortly after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the new legislation on Dec. 22, SAF and its partners quickly filed the lawsuit.

“We are asking for a declaratory judgment against certain tenets of the new legislation,” explained SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “We are also seeking a preliminary and/or permanent injunction restraining the defendants and their officers, agents and other employees from enforcing the challenged segments of the law.

“The specific sections of law violate the right to bear arms protected by the Second Amendment,” he continued. “There is no established historical tradition that could be used to justify these restrictions. This new legislation literally criminalizes licensed concealed carry just about everywhere, making a mockery of the right to bear arms protected by the Second Amendment.”

“New Jersey’s Legislature and Governor have shown that they do not wish to heed the Supreme Court’s guidance as to the bounds of the right to bear arms in Bruen,” said SAF’s Executive Director Adam Kraut.  “Despite clear directives as to a citizens’ right to bear arms, New Jersey continues to thumb its nose at the constitutional rights of its citizens in the name of ‘safety’. Such disregard for the rights of New Jerseyans will not be tolerated. As such, we are seeking to vindicate the rights of our members and the public in an expeditious manner. It is a shame the elected officials of New Jersey have no respect for the enumerated rights of the People and continue to needlessly waste their state’s tax dollars passing unconstitutional laws which render the common person defenseless.”

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Gary Lemieux

    January 23, 2023 at 11:53 am

    What are the politicians going to do about knives. With the four students who were killed by a knife are they going to push to outlaw hunting knives, how about cars? There are so many ways that people die each day, but we shouldn’t blame the method, but the people commiting the crimes. Lets bring the death penalty to every state and free up prison space. It just may be a detriment to committing serious crimes instead of setting them free to commit more crimes.

  2. David

    December 28, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    It’s easy for politicians to have armed guards accountable but it’s not ok for a law abiding citizen to carry a gun to protect themselves. What makes these people any different then us. Remember criminals will always get a gun no matter how many laws are passed and are politicians won’t give a citizen the right to protect themselves. We definitely need new politicians that will abide by our constitutional rights.

    • Jons_On

      December 29, 2022 at 7:34 am

      Citizen’s already have the right to protect themselves and that is not for politicians to decide. These new laws in NY and NJ should be struck down immediately.

  3. Dave C.

    December 28, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Doesn’t matter which side of the aisle you vote with in this state, the state is always looking for new ways to have its hand in your pocket, and to make life as difficult as possible. Got a non-resident carry permit from another state with minimal effort. It covers me in 30+ other states, just not my own. NJ process is deliberately difficult, excessively expensive, and permit life is extremely short on purpose.

  4. Ceg

    December 28, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    That’s what happens when you keep voting for demoncraps!

  5. Lee Ogren

    December 28, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Stupid, misled voters get what they vote for/elect. Time to start holding the AH’s (those voting for it or signing it) personnaly liable for at least reasonable court costs when this type of legislation is passed and signed.

    • Bob Percopo

      December 28, 2022 at 12:20 pm

      As long as Murphy’s new refs last that time should extend the current two year license period. Or better still we get a rebate of the prorate fee for time lost

    • Scott A.

      December 28, 2022 at 12:22 pm

      These asshats signed a law that they can’t be sued for anything that arises as a result of any law they pass…🤬

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