A right to carry lawsuit is currently taking place in the state of New Jersey. The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC), and 6 plaintiffs have filed suit against several New Jersey officials for deprivation of civil rights under color of law.
The 6 plaintiffs, who are all private citizens, had their gun permits denied on the grounds that they had not proven “justifiable need” to own a firearm.
One of the plaintiffs is a kidnap victim, another is a part-time sheriff’s deputy, another keeps large amounts of cash in his private business and a fourth is a civilian employee of the FBI who is fearful of attack from a radical Islamic fundamentalist group.
If these people are denied concealed carry firearm permits, then who can legally carry a gun in New Jersey?
New Jersey courts claim that the Second Amendment only applies inside the home. Where is that in the Constitution? “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Where does it say, “only in the home?”
The Attorney General is defending New Jersey’s ridiculous existing laws and moved to dismiss the case. It is clear that liberals will do anything to limit a person’s right to defend themselves—-even if it means making up a whole new clause in the Constitution.
It seems that no matter how many statistics exist to show that allowing law-abiding citizens to own guns actually reduces violence, the liberals never learn.
Cities that have strong anti-gun laws, like Washington D.C. and Chicago, are far more dangerous than places like Texas, where gun laws are more relaxed.
In fact, increased gun ownership has actually coincided with decreased accidents!
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, gun accident deaths in the United States have been falling, as well as the per capita rate of such accidents. Over the past 20 years, while gun ownership has been increasing at an average rate of more than 4 million new guns registered per year; fatal gun accidents have decreased by 61%.
Liberals believe in a utopian society, where just because good, law-abiding citizens don’t have guns, criminals won’t have them either. They believe that somehow, more stringent gun control will lead to less violence.
This is one of the many reasons why I would not live in New Jersey. I don’t support candidates for President, who come from states like New Jersey, even if the candidate gives lukewarm support for the second amendment. This is too important of an issue. Being a resident of New York, New Jersey or Illinois is a deal killer, when I decide who to supporting for national office.
The culture in those states is a pox on America, which I refuse to spread. Period.