Pistol-Packing Pastors Denied Right to Carry by New Jersey

Pistol-Packing Pastors Denied Protection by New Jersey
Pistol-Packing Pastors Denied Right to Carry by New Jersey

New Jersey Second Amendment Society

New Jersey -(Ammoland.com)- It is not every week that you get contacted by two pastors who want a concealed carry permit to protect themselves and their church.

With a rise in violence targeting churches and religious groups do you blame them?

Watch our video story on Chasing News below.

When I was contacted by Pastor Kevin Bernat and Pastor Jeff Kovach two weeks ago, I honestly did not know what to think. They told me about their insane experiences in dealing with the New Jersey gun laws and how local authorities would make up rules which clearly violate NJ statutes. What is even crazier is how they were being told to call the police if anything ever happens. Imagine that a criminal goes into a church while service is being conducted, starts stabbing and killing people, and the pastor should just call the police. If that is not the definition of insanity, then I do not know what is.

I for one know that when God cannot deliver us from evil, I am certain that my Springfield 45 will!

As you know last week, we brought you the story of Michael Tumminelli, the DOD employee who has had multiple credible threats against his life and family. Watch the story here.

What we are building here is evidence that no matter your background or circumstance, nobody will ever get a concealed carry permit in New Jersey.

We have a series of future videos we are working on, but need your support to make it a reality. The time, effort, and resources we invest is not small and I hope I can count on you for a donation to keep the momentum going forward.

Best regards,

Alexander P. Roubian
NJ2AS President


New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.com

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Infidel17.62 Sir I have read your statement on New jersey regulations to purchase and also to carry. Let me help fill in a few blanks for those taking out the time to read what lawful gun owners go through in the Garden State. I was a law enforcement offical in that state for over 30 years. I was able to obtain a PERMIT TO PURCHASE in about a month. The reason was because I was still active in my employ. Under the state’s statute for the public it says that the State Of N.J. has 30 days to conduct a… Read more »


THe Peoples Republic of New Jersey has been way out in left field for many years. Want to buy a handgun? First you have to get a FOID card. Takes about 3 months, fingerprints and background check. Now you to the gun store for your handgun. No dice, the store can only sell you rifles, shotguns, or ammo. Too by a pistol you need another special purchase permit for each pistol you wish to purchase. Another application, fingerprint card, background check and 3 month wait. Now you have 30 days to buy a handgun before the purchase permit expires and… Read more »