NJ Gun Group Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Right To Carry Challenge
Article first appeared at Ammoland.com
New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs recently filed a petition for certiorari, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its pending challenge to NJ’s unconstitutional carry law, which makes it impossible for average law-abiding citizens to carry handguns outside the home for personal protection.
If the High Court agrees to take the case, it would be the first time in U.S. history that the Supreme Court directly addresses whether states can regulate carry so extensively as to make it impossible for average law-abiding citizens to qualify for a permit to carry.
To see the petition for certiorari in the carry case, click here.
“In the Garden State, the right to bear arms has been misconstrued as limited to inside the home only,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach.
“The purpose of this case is to require states like New Jersey to recognize that the constitutional right of responsible citizens to bear arms also includes carry outside the home for personal protection. For far too long, the alleged lack of a decisive interpretation by the U.S. Supreme Court of the right to bear arms outside the home has been exploited by states like New Jersey, which are hostile to the Second Amendment and have done everything in their power to deny this basic civil right to their citizens. This lawsuit aims to change that,” said Bach.
New Jersey has 30 days to respond to ANJRPC’s petition. If the High Court decides to hear the case, oral argument could be heard as soon as October of next year.
This development in Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs’s carry case follows another announcement, in the pending magazine ban lawsuit, that ANJRPC has asked the full Third Circuit to reconsider the decision of a 3-judge panel upholding NJ’s unconstitutional ban on magazines between 11-15 rounds. Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs is on a litigation offensive to implement the Second Amendment as fully as possible, as fast as possible in the Garden State.
Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs thanks NRA-ILA for its tremendous support and guidance in both the carry and mag ban challenges, which have been invaluable. Please support NRA-ILA in its mission, which supports us.
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About 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 level that would infringe upon these rights. Visit: www.anjrpc.org