SAVE THE DATE!
GUN OWNER RALLY MARCH 26
Issued Feb 27th — A gun owner rally sponsored by ANJRPC and NRA is scheduled to be held in Trenton on Monday, March 26 — the same day that both houses of the legislature are scheduled to be in full session, and very likely voting on the first wave of gun bills that emerge from committees in the next few weeks. Please join us for a morning rally close to the State House, followed by a march to the Senate and Assembly chambers where we will pack the galleries and make sure legislators know we are watching as they vote. Plan on spending the entire day. Additional details will be forthcoming, but save the date!
ANJRPC Sues to Overturn NJ Handgun Carry Law
February 5-ANJRPC announced today that it has filed suit in federal court to overturn New Jersey’s draconian restrictions on carrying a handgun outside the home for self-defense!
Under New Jersey law, a permit to carry a handgun may be issued only to those citizens who show that they face a unique need for self-defense – such as specific, documented death threats or actual attacks. Ordinary citizens are barred from carrying a handgun outside the home for self-defense, under threat of up to 10 years in prison. The new lawsuit seeks to overturn New Jersey’s carry law on the ground that it violates the Second Amendment.
Click here to see a copy of the complaint in the case.
In the landmark 2008 Heller decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects the individual right to keep and bear arms for self-protection, and it struck down a District of Columbia law banning the possession of firearms in the home.
“The core Second Amendment right of armed self-defense is just as important to an ordinary New Jersey citizen when she is traveling through a dangerous neighborhood as it is when she is safe in her home,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach. “The Supreme Court has said that the States cannot ban people from keeping firearms for self-defense in their homes, and New Jersey’s restrictions on carrying firearms outside the home will meet the same end.”
Federal courts in New Jersey have previously upheld the State’s restrictions, but the new lawsuit-which was filed in cooperation with the National Rifle Association-asks the courts to take another look at the issue, based on a recent federal decision striking down the District of Columbia’s similar law as flatly unconstitutional. “We thank the NRA for its incredible support and guidance, which made this new lawsuit possible,” continued Bach.
“The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that police have no legal duty to protect individual citizens from harm, which means you’re on your own in an emergency,” Bach continued. “The same government that abandons its duty to keep you safe should not also block your Constitutional right to protect yourself. Right to carry’s time is coming in the Garden State, and ANJRPC and NRA are at the forefront of that movement.”
Although the lawsuit has already been filed, ANJRPC requests that anyone recently denied a carry permit in New Jersey contact us ASAP at email@example.com.
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Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work
January 30, 2018 – In the wake of Governor Murphy’s attack on right to carry last week, an ANJRPC investigation has revealed that the New Jersey legislature spent over $70,000 last year in its taxpayer-funded lawsuit attacking former Governor Christie’s carry law improvements. Christie’s executive actions had expanded carry permit availability to those facing “serious threats.”
“Using our own taxpayer dollars to limit our self-defense rights is an outrageous abuse of power and the height of hypocrisy by elitist lawmakers who themselves enjoy the armed protection of State House security,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach. “A time is coming when New Jersey will be forced to respect the Second Amendment, including the right to defend yourself with a firearm outside the home. ANJRPC will be at the forefront of that movement,” Bach said.
Click here to see the legal invoices ANJRPC has uncovered documenting the legislature’s outrageous expenditure for litigation to oppress the rights of people facing serious threats.
Governor Murphy Attacks Right to Carry
|January 26, 2018. At today’s “gun safety” announcement, Governor Murphy, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal launched a full scale attack on the right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves with a firearm outside the home, otherwise known as right to carry.
Murphy announced an intention to reverse Governor Christie’s executive order allowing those facing serious threats to qualify for a handgun carry permit, and to challenge any federal action on right to carry reciprocity.
ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach slammed the move. “The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly held that police have no duty to protect individual citizens, which means you’re on your own in an emergency. It is an outrage that the same government that abandons its duty to keep us safe is also working to prevent us from protecting ourselves. Governor Murphy will have the blood of more innocents like Carol Bowne on his hands.”
Bach continued, “New Jersey is going to have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into legal recognition of the right to defend yourself outside the home. ANJRPC is more than happy to oblige and will be at the forefront of the movement to restore this fundamental right.”
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About ANJRPC: The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs is the official New Jersey affiliate of the NRA, and is New Jersey’s oldest, largest, and most effective Second Amendment advocacy organization.