NJ Conceal Carry Permit Finally Issued

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New Jersey Second Amendment Society

New Jersey-(Ammoland.com)- After dealing with years of life-threatening situations from violent gang members in Newark, and battling almost 3 years in New Jersey's courts for his basic constitutional and human rights, Albert Almeida has been issued his concealed carry permit.

Albert, a father of two girls, owns a property management company which collects rent from many buildings in Newark and surrounding areas. After having his life threatened several times by tenants who were known gang members and convicted violent felons, he sought a conceal carry permit which requires approval from his local police chief and a Superior Court Judge. After his permit application was denied due to not satisfying the albatross of justifiable need, he filed a lawsuit against the State.

Albert spent years in court to exercise his constitutional and natural right to protect himself–a basic right which is exercised by tens of millions in other states, including 11 states which do not require any form of permit (Constitutional carry).

“Only in New Jersey do the Prosecutors and Judges claim the reason why they plea bargain with violent felons (by providing reduced sentencing and dropping the worst offenses) is because the courts are overwhelmed, but then simultaneously fight honest law-abiding citizens to the fullest extent. New Jersey citizens want nothing more than to protect themselves against the same violent felons which the courts plea bargain with and release from prisons early under compassionate release programs” said Alexander Roubian, President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society.

Albert's lead attorney, Stephen Stamboulieh, said: “It is a fantastic result, given that Mr. Almeida has waited years to exercise his Second Amendment rights in New Jersey, only to be forced to file a federal lawsuit to be vindicated. While this process is slow and takes a considerable amount of time, energy and resources, we are pleased that New Jersey finally admitted Mr. Almeida met justifiable need; something it knew back when it first denied his permit in October, 2013 and gave him three options: which included to shut down his business, conduct his private business in a different manner, or hire a private armed security guard.”

Albert's organization, the Party of Six, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, and attorneys Stephen Stamboulieh, Ryan Watson, and Alan Beck, will continue to work for New Jerseyans and seek to restore their Second Amendment rights through strategic litigation.

About 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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Very happy for Mr. Almeida. He will have his permit for 2 years and when time for renewal he will be quietly denied. This is based on what happened to Mr. Muller (the pet store owner in Sussex who was mistakenly kidnapped by the mob) who also received a carry permit after the threat of federal lawsuits. He was quietly denied on renewal when all of the lawsuits went away. The fight is far from over, and this November you have to decide whether you are voting your “principles” or your gun rights. Principles in this case really means your… Read more »

Diamondback
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Diamondback

Why on Earth would anyone beg the state/local government for a permit to exercise constitutionally guaranteed rights? The Supreme Court ruled long ago that states cannot convert rights to privileges and issue licenses and charge fees for their exercise. It’s “settled law.” (Even though Court Opinions aren’t listed in Article VI, paragraph 2 as “law” in the U.S.

David W
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David W

If it was settled law then why are so many states doing just what they aren’t supposed to be doing.

Tionico
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Tionico

because WE let them

TEX
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TEX

What about the inaction of Chris Christie in NJ ? That fat SOB has done nothing to help the good people in NJ and protect their 2A rights guaranteed by the U.S. constitution. I was really worried Trump would pick that fat SOB as his running mate. I hope Trump doesn’t nominate the fat SOB for a cabinet position.

SuperG
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SuperG

The federal government should have stepped in when they saw New Jersey violating the Constitution. The fact that they didn’t should tell the people something.

Bob Shell
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Bob Shell

NJ is one of the most corrupt shitholes in the US. They go out of their way to punish law abiding gun owners. In order to hold office in NJ a person has to be convicted of some sort of stealing. A conviction is a resume enhancement in NJ but the assholes who live there are to blame as they vote in the same crooks over & over. You would think that they would learn something but apparently not. You get the government that you deserve so NJ live with it

Larry Hasbargen
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Larry Hasbargen

Politcians forget they are elected to work for the people, not for themselves. Term limits are needed to get the onesout of office who have forgotten.

Tionico
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Tionico

Term limits won’t wake up stupid voters. And THAT is the problem. NJ have the government they want to have. If they did not want this type of abuse, they’d vote the tyrants out and some good guys in. Don’t forget, term limits also make good guys disappear. Bad scehe.

Herb
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Herb

So true Mr Sir. What’s even more true that one of the biggest anti gun advocates Senator Sweeney has A concealed weapons permit in NJ keep reflecting these anti gun Senators Let them know soon will be their time to go. Forever We need a voters referendum but again they block the very idea of it.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

What about all of the people in NJ who can’t afford an expensive lawsuit?

Tionico
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Tionico

That’s the very reason this permit was issued.. NJ hooh hahs knew if it went to trial, the dam would be destroyed and everyone else WOULD get them. So they “caved” and delivered one stinking permit to one abused and wealthy/connected citizen. Now the case is done. HE has no more standing to persue it. No one else gets their permit.

What SHOULD happen is that about fifteen thousand New Jerseyans need to jump on as co-defendants and persue this.

NJ resident
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NJ resident

Albert Almeida is not rich and or famous. I got to meet him and the party of six who supported his case. I donated to the cause because I believe in civil rights in New Jersey. He’s not some rock star buying himself what we can’t afford. He’s a man with a family and a small business who’s fighting for all our rights.

Jacob M. Opperman
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Jacob M. Opperman

In my opinion and this is just my opinion any state government who goes again the Constitution of these United States and basically the oath of there office should be impeached PEARIOD no questions ask, no committee looking into it, no appeal, and any state who lets it go on should lose all of it Federal funding until all laws going against the US constitution are done away with. This country was built on the Constitution our Founding Father who wrote it and voted it in and who so whole heartedly believed in. I tire of these career idiots who… Read more »

djr
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djr

Actually they are Traitors and should tried and executed upon conviction.

Paul Revere
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Paul Revere

Amen to that!
Hang ALL of these traitors.

Dave C
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Dave C

Talk like this makes it VERY HARD for the undecided to go with us…….. This kind of rhetoric only hurts the cause….

Lee
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Lee

I respectfully suggest you do not realize how perilous our situation is in this the United States. The Democrat Party and their Presidential hopeful are openly hostile to the 2nd Amendment. They are using illegal means from money laundering to using their positions in government to harass and jail those who do not agree with their socialist/communist doctrines. There is no middle ground anymore choose a side. Choose the Constitution rule of law and liberty or the tyranny of the Democrat neo fascist left. Want to see your future in socialism? Just look what the people of Venezuela brought upon… Read more »

Tionico
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Tionico

including the government of Venezuela confiscating and destroying thousands of citizen owned guns…..
Lee is right. No neutral ground, no more waiting, pussyfooting about, lurking in the shadows…… either we turn things about or we will be Venezuela in ten years.

Bishop Ed
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Bishop Ed

Absolutely. This type of rhetoric makes us 2A folks look like the loonies.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@JMO, a “… state government…” can not be impeached. I grow weary of those career politicians that think of themselves and their progeny as America’s elite ruling families. Maybe it is time for strict and short term limits, the peoples’ right of recall, make governments and politicians subject to the same laws as they make for the general population, and define violation of one’s oath as a felony.

Tionico
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Tionico

the entire government cannot be, but every elected official within that state’s government can, and most ought, to be. Term limits will not cure the problem of stupid and.or uninterested voters. And the right of recall exists, it is just not used often enough. Colorado recalled two, and the threat of number three caused her to flee the office (so the D party could replace her with a carbon copy). Violation of one’s oath of office IS a felony, it is a form of perjury, and actionable at law. )go find a prosecutor who will press such a case, though……… Read more »

Mr.K
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Mr.K

Sic Semper Proditores! We will have are right even if we have to take them by force!

herb
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herb

Keep voting for democrats and RINOs and nothing will change . . . for the better.