NJ Murphy Administration Tries To Kill Rifle Club Right To Carry Lawsuit

Anticipated Motion to Dismiss Helps Set Stage for Future High Court Battle.

Democrat Gun Banner Phil Murphy
Democrat Gun Banner Phil Murphy

New Jersey – -(Ammoland.com)- The Murphy Administration has filed an anticipated motion to dismiss Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club’s federal court challenge to New Jersey’s unconstitutional carry laws, which deny ordinary law-abiding citizens the right to defend themselves with a firearm outside the home. A motion to dismiss asks the court to throw out the case without trial or any further proceedings.

Carry laws such as New Jersey’s, which require permit applicants to prove “justifiable need,” were held to be flatly inconsistent with the fundamental, constitutional right to keep and bear arms by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

We believe that this view will ultimately prevail, but not before the issue is taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court. Until then, we anticipate that the lower and middle federal courts covering the Garden State will issue rulings hostile to right to carry, as they have in the past.

“Our goal is to take this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where we intend to correct erroneous precedent and establish, once and for all, that the Second Amendment protects the right of ordinary, law-abiding citizens to defend themselves with a firearm outside the home,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach.

Watch Scott Bach discuss Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club’s Carry Lawsuit on Jersey Matters.

The lawsuit is strongly backed by NRA-ILA, which has provided invaluable support and assistance in the case. Those wishing to support the case should join ANJRPC and NRA, and donate to both ANJRPC and NRA-ILA.

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Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

About Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs:The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, Inc. is the official NRA State Association in New Jersey. Our mission is to implement all of the programs and activities at the state level that the NRA does at the national level. This mission includes the following: To support and defend the constitutional rights of the people to keep and bear arms. To take immediate action against any legislation at the local, state and federal level that would infringe upon these rights. Visit: www.anjrpc.org

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John A Ryniewicz

Poll in todays paper says 75o/o of nj people want stronger gun laws. With all the gun owners in nj , who were the people they asked.

Raymond Miller

The only way to prove justifiable need in N.J. is be murdered by some scum bag who ignores the law and is protected by our Corrupt Government. Most of whom are Demon-Craps BTW.


He has the look of a heavy drinker. Burned out by alcohol. Not impressed by this guy…no matter where he says he went to school. I think it’s Harvard.

Raymond Miller

From what I’ve read so far one of the things in the new batch of gun restrictions is for it to be harder to obtain a N.J. permit to carry. Now it is already imposable to obtain a permit to carry in N.J. without your local police chief, a legislator, and a judge giving their approval. So I have to think that seeing as how this is N.J., that the graft ( in N.J. we call them kickbacks ) you have to dole out to the aforementioned has been increased.

Gala Poola

What one of the bills aims to do is add the wording of a court case into the statute, namely define justifiable need. It’s moot in my mind since the admin code is what they apply to applicants and what is used ultimately to issue or deny. One plus to this bill is that a carry permit is not limited to only the pistol that you’ve qualified with, it’s for any pistol. Currently you can only carry a gun you qualified with and that guns’s serial number is on your permit. Of course for the common man none of this… Read more »

Iger Sanction

NRA abandoned NJ in the 1990’s , now pats themselves on the back. …… nice try.

Raymond Miller

Hey I am a life member of the NRA. But I don’t blame them for not being as active in N.J. as they are in other states. Believe me, you get awfully tired of P’ing on a flat rock. This state is totally corrupt and is a lost cause just like Mass. and several others.


Don’t be fooled by the look…he’s got the wrung out alcoholic stare and complexion. Give him 4 years of booze he’ll be gone. Another Harvard graduate failing to impress.

Robert Koceja

Murphy told the Wall Street Journal that “We [at Goldman Sachs] are elite in the sense the Marine Corps is elite”
Mr Murphy you wouldn’t make a pimple on a Marine’s ass.
These Elitists make me want to puke. Do they ever pick up a weapon and serve their country?


It would be nice if people would move to states that have gun laws that represent their beliefs, anti gun rights move to states like CA,NY,NJ,ILL ect and pro gun right move to WI,TX,etc.


The reason NJ has all the anti gun laws that it does is BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE AND VOTE. I sure as hell don’t want those goose stepping sheeple moving to my state.

Raymond Miller

Not all of us vote for these B*stards.

Raymond Miller

Our state government is selected and supported by inner city blacks and union thugs. And it is quite obvious that even when we do get a Republican (?) he/she turns out to be a toad, just look at Christie, Whitman, Kean and you can see what we’re up against. Chris Christy handed the election over to Murphy, Murphy would have won even if he never campaigned, after blow hard Christy.

Wild Bill

@D, That is a very interesting idea. I do not believe, however, that the real issue is gun laws. I believe that the real issue is the struggle between socialism’s cradle to grave people control against capitalism’s requirements for freedom of thought, independent action, and personal responsibility.


Everybody look at that mans picture. That is what the face of a tyrant looks like. He is at least an oath breaker and he is whistling past the graveyard of history, as Mike Vanderpol would say if he were still with us.

Anne Bradley

New Jersey has been he infamous gang, Jersey Bloods, all ng with Mafia and other threats. I would presume the case was very strong on gun rights. It should be a no-brainer! http://www.appleofmyeyes.org

Raymond Miller

Hey, it was no accident that the Sopranos was based and filmed in N.J. I’ll put our politicians up against any other states politicians when it comes to stupidity and corruption. Just look at Bobby Men-n-boys and you will see one of our proudest crooks, I think he may be considering a move to France seeing as how they have lowered the age of consent to 15, that’s right up his alley, he and Bill Clinton can share a room & a playmate together.

Doug White

Just like the guy before him.


Murphy should be wearing a Gestapo/SS uniform in the picture, very fitting. The man seeps the “I am better than you” attitude. Not even close, he is just another pedestal standing lib/Dem POS.

Ronald Lohan

I truly wonder if the word ‘work’ has any meaning to a Democrat. If you observe, all they do is obstruct, slander, steal and never realy care care to improve the lives of people, people, noteably Gov. Murphy! He has taken the oath to serve and protect the Constitution of the US…..! This is an issue! Anyone with half a brain would start a recall. This idiot doesn’t want responsible individuals protecting themselves. Get rid him!

Raymond Miller

I have wondered for years, why we can’t sue them for violating their oath of office and remove them from office. if we did that to a few it would change a lot of hearts and minds in the Demon-Crap & Repubican partys.


Another example of “Murphy’s Law”! Where does the Democratic Party find these ‘quislings’?


From the looks of him, looks like they dragged Murph out of the Hudson River. Probably fell in on the NY side!


tooo bad he forgot to put on his custom fitted pair of concrete overshoes before he went into the river…… Seriously, this guy and his sort need to GO AWAY. What if someone were to file a formal complaint against this twit accusing him of perjury, the swearing of an oath then failing to keep it? That is a felony level crime. File the complaint, THEN go after his bond and perosnal insurance as a public official. If they get pulled, he cannot serve. Playing dirty? Sure, but still legal. He swore to uphold and defend the WHOLE Constitytioin of… Read more »

Raymond Miller

We raise them in N.J. and we have enough to go around. So if you want one in your state just call 1-800-corrupt and we will gladly ship one out to you. Then you can have politicians that do exactly what they are told to do, by people like Pelosi, Clinton, Corzine, Obama, Schumer, Murphy, and other America hating, Constitution destroying slime.


Y’all cornered the market, BOGO.