Judge Strikes Down New Jersey’s New Concealed Carry Restrictions

A judge on Monday morning struck down a recently signed New Jersey law that places onerous restrictions on who and how one can carry a concealed weapon in the state. Ruling that the law is likely unconstitutional, the judge placed a temporary restraining order of the law and blocked the enforcement of it.

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho responded after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order to prevent new restrictions on concealed carry permit holders recently signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy from being enforced:

“Republicans warned when Governor Murphy’s concealed carry law was being rushed through the Legislature that it was an unconstitutional attempt by Democrats to circumvent the United States Supreme Court and strip away the rights of legal firearm owners.

“The federal judge’s ruling, which validates what we have been saying, is a victory for the 2nd Amendment and the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves both in public and in private. We look forward to the offending provisions of the law being permanently struck down.”

In the 60-page opinion in support of the temporary restraining order, the judge wrote, “Neither the State nor the public has an interest in enforcing unconstitutional laws.”

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