New Jersey’s under the gun after that Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment | Mulshine

Date posted: July 12, 2022

“This is a state where it’s a felony to own a slingshot,” said Evan Nappen, a Monmouth County-based lawyer who has a reputation as New Jersey’s fiercest defender of gun rights. You can also do hard time for possessing a BB gun, he said.”

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If I may indulge in the sort of cliché that our governor loves to employ, this looks like the calm before the storm.

I’m talking about the storm of cases that will be filed over New Jersey’s firearms laws in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision.

The first winds from that storm came on June 30, when the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a ruling in “Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs v. Bruck.”

The clubs had argued that New Jersey’s ban on large magazines violates the Second Amendment. The appellate court originally rejected that argument and ruled the ban constitutional.

But everything changed last month when the high court issued its ruling in New York Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen.

By a 6-3 margin the court ruled unconstitutional New York’s policy of issuing gun permits only to those who can prove a justifiable need. Read More

 

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