NJ Files Brief with SCOTUS Defending Common-Sense Limits on “Concealed Carry” of Firearms

NJ Files Brief with SCOTUS Defending Common-Sense Limits on “Concealed Carry” of Firearms

New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Tuesday that New Jersey has joined a multi-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that defends the constitutionality of state laws that require those who seek to carry a concealed firearm in public to show a particularized need to do so. In the press release, Attorney General Andrew Bruck said at issue in the case— New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen , No. 20-843 (U.S.)—is a New York law that requires applicants for a concealed carry permit to show an actual and articulable — as opposed to merely speculative or specious—need for self-defense. “We will always defend our state’s common-sense gun safety laws,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Concealed carry can and does lead to unnecessary violence and brings more firearms to our town and city streets. We have worked hard to make New Jersey one of the safest states in the nation and have done so with the help of New Jersey’s longstanding gun safety laws. Residents and their families deserve to feel comfortable in public and not fear that anyone on the street can easily turn a dispute into an armed confrontation. I look forward to seeing Acting Attorney General Bruck’s success in upholding our concealed carry restrictions.” “New Jersey residents should be able to go to a shopping mall or sporting event without having to worry about whether the person behind them is secretly carrying a firearm […]

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