Poll: Should people in New Jersey Have the Right to be Armed in Public?

By Dean Weingarten

NJ Com Gun Poll
Poll: Should people in New Jersey Have the Right to be Armed in Public?
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Nj.com is running a poll.   As with most polls concerning Second Amendment supporters, it is running strongly in favor of the right to be armed.

What is a little unusual about this poll is that it directly connects the recent Supreme Court decision not to hear the Drake case from New Jersey, that was all about being able to carry a weapon outside of the home, to the poll.

What is nasty about the New Jersey decision is  U.S. District Judge William Walls simply claiming that:

“The risks associated with a judicial error in discouraging regulation of firearms carried in public are too great,” Walls concluded.

Without any evidence that it is so.  In the 40+ states that have shall issue permits, there is no evidence to support what he says, and considerable evidence to conclude otherwise.   Here is the question on the poll and the responses:

Should N.J. gun owners be allowed to carry in public without having to show urgent need?

  • Yes.                      82.06%    4,168
  • No.                      17.44%       886
  • I don't know.           .49%         25

 Here is the link to the poll.

One of the commenters at the article makes an interesting point.  They say that NJ.com has run this poll before, and always comes up with over 80% in favor of Second Amendment rights.    It falls in the range of what is commonly seen.    Of those who care enough to answer an online poll,  Second Amendment supporters are between three and ten times as numerous as Second Amendment detractors.
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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 8 thoughts on “Poll: Should people in New Jersey Have the Right to be Armed in Public?

    1. SCOTUS did not want to take the case so,
      the court is telling everyone that if you do not like the local law(s) then get them changed.

      It is up to the citizens of NJ to get the laws changed, until then they are up the creek.

    2. Concealed carry should be mandatory if you’re passing through Trenton or Camden. I remember Camden was bad even when Jim Florio was a youngster passing out political flyers on Market St.

    3. From a different Jim–While I am a gun owner and think open carry is just fine–let me add that since the people of New Jersey are so stupid as to keep electing the liberal socialistic democrats to office that they do–then as a group they are not smart enough to be trusted with guns, so no, they should not have open carry in THAT STATE, just too dumb to be trusted with guns.

    4. Don’t be surprised if the N.J. CommieCRats dont pass this law into existance despite of the wishes of the majority of the people in N.J. as was done here in Colorado by Gov. John Hickenlooper and his fellow senatorial CommieCRats…And now with the legalization of Marijuana this state has become a mess…No thanks to the east coast/west coast CommieCRats who have invaded this one great state like a bunch of vermin!

    5. Don’t be surprised to hear if the N.J. CommieCRats don’t pass this bill into law…Irregardless of the wishes of the majority of the people…So it was done here in Colorado by Gov. Hickenlooper and his fellow Senatorial CommieCRats!

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