NJ Denies Bona Fide Security Guard a Carry Permit – This Week on Gun For Hire Radio

Gun For Hire Radio Cal Carlstrom Shari Spivak
Gun For Hire Radio with Cal Carlstrom and Shari Spivak

New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- This week on Gun For Hire Radio, we welcome Veteran Marine and all around great guy Cal Carlstrom, and one of our favorite “repeat offenders” Shari Spivak from the SAW Group.

Shari announced that on December 11, 2018 at 7:00pm here at Gun For Hire at the Woodland Park Range, The Second Amendment Women Group is having their regular “group shoot.” It’s only $10 to participate if you’re a member of SAW and $!5 for non-members of SAW, so come on over! Also, on November 18, 2018 SAW is going to have a membership table at Gun For Hire. Join SAW for only $25 per year, or just come and meet the SAW Group members who will answer all your questions. The SAW Group does instruction classes from basic to instructor levels, and all people are welcome. Shari Spivak and Sandy Muldoon are both very active 2A advocates and they have turned so many opinions around about gun safety and ownership. To find out more about the SAW Group and their fight for our rights at www.sawshootingclub.com .

Cal Carlstrom volunteered for the Marine Corps, he served our country without hesitation, and now he resides with his lovely wife in Union County, New Jersey. In the last couple of years, Cal attempted to re-enter the workforce as an armed guard, for Global Security. His new supervisor said Cal needed to apply for an FID card, and Cal complied. Then the supervisor said Cal needed to attend SORA classes and get a new background check, and Cal complied. Then the new supervisor told him he had to file for a pistol permit, and Cal complied. After all of that, the new supervisor told Cal he needed to apply for a “carry permit for work only.” You know so he can’t carry a gun safely in the holster, where it belongs, but so he can keep his gun locked up in the trunk of his car and separate from the ammunition, where it’s basically useless in the event Cal gets attacked by a bad guy outside of the confines of his new job, and Cal complied. A letter of need was sent by the Federally licensed, Global Security Company offices, to accommodate Cal’s request for the work only permit. By law the letter has to be approved by the local Police Chief, so it can be sent for approval to the State Police, to be returned to the local Police Chief for review and execution of the permit, then a judge must sign off on the permit, then Cal can go to work again and pay his income taxes. Easy peasy…right?

So, months and months go by, even though the law in New Jersey says that these types of permits must be processed within 30 days. Cal eventually went over to Judge Pime’s office at the Union County Courthouse and requested a meeting with the Judge’s secretary or some member of the office staff that could explain the details of the delay, and what, if anything Cal could do to expedite the process. After the frigid office staffers made sure to be as offensive as possible to this lovable Veteran Marine, endearing Veteran Jersey City public school teacher, and notably the nicest guy you could ever want to meet, Cal received no replication from the Judge who originally received his permit request.

After numerous calls from Global Security hoping to be able to start him at work, Cal made another trip to the Union County Courthouse, where he was informed that yet another Judge, the Hon. William Daniels had been assigned his permit application. Cal got the word “from the inside” that this new Judge may actually help further his request because Judge Pime had taken his own opinion on processing carry permit requests, versus you know following the law, and all… After legislating from the bench, Cal and 9 other of Global Security Company’s potential employees were denied a “work only carry permit.”

Cal didn’t stand for that, he sat down and called Evan Nappen. We have to get litigious on their asses. To add insult to injury, Cal found out that his request was denied because his letter of need “wasn’t strong enough.” But wait…there’s more! The Judge actually said that “there is no need for armed security in movie theaters…” Ludicrous, no?

Sandy pointed out that every single county in New Jersey gives these permit requests to the most anti-gun judges they possibly can. That’s right, you heard it right here on Gun For Hire Radio, county judges in New Jersey are not ruling based on the law statutes. Welcome to our reality!

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“Anthony For Hire” is additional to our Gun For Hire Academy training classes offered at the Woodland Park Range and our offsite specialty classes and long shoots. Some upcoming class dates for your perusal are:

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The Cheeseman-Jillard cases were both denied at the State level, so they are appealing the decision. They are going to need more money to fight the fight for all of us! If you value your rights as an American, you should donate to the cause. “If you are tired of being told you do not have a need for a 2C:58-4 Permit, please donate to the Case. Every dollar will go to defeating the Siccardi Rule and NJAC 13:54-2.4d-1.” The Cheeseman-Jillard suit is called “Support the Restore Carry to NJ cause,” and the GoFundMe page is https://www.gofundme.com/restore-carry-nj and put in the notes on the GoFundMe.com page, “I am not an #SMP.”

The hosts of the weekly Gun For Hire Radio broadcast are Sandy Berardi and Master Firearms Trainer, Anthony Colandro and they come to you from deep within the bowels of the Second Amendment wasteland, that is New Jersey with THE most listened to Second Amendment broadcast in the Nation!

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Its simple: 2nd Amendment folk should refuse to spend any discretionary money in these anti gun states. No visits to the Jersey Shore, casinos, etc. Don’t go to New York City for tourism. No Broadway shows, Catskills or Niagra Falls.

Bob Campbell

Can’t make this up. Most states issue the concealed carry permits at the state level to take the politics out of it. NJ is a may issue state and they in fact infringe on your Second Amendment Right to own a gun. An appointed ( not elected) judge can deny you on w whim. FL is a shall issue state. Seems in NJ rich guys, wise guys, public workers and politicos have no problem getting this permit.

Ronald Nuxon

Even before this recent outrage, the antis can never say, they don’t want to disarm citizens and they respect The Second Amendment. Each incremental denial of American gun rights is unapposed by the Democratic Party and the left. There might be a political distinction between liberals and leftists, but on the issue of gun rights, the libs will follow the left. We must stop fighting defense and proudly promote our own agenda.


I used to have to go to New Jersey on business trips to our head office. Always a traumatizing experience. While there, I once asked the folks at headquarters if it was safe for me to go out and take a walk around the neighborhood. They looked at me as if I were crazy. Can’t imagine living there.

James Andrews

Jersey is ruined because the idiots continue to elect communists….it’s that simple and true!


I am SO F*%#?G glad I don’t live in the north east. I’d be in jail in 10 mins if they saw what I had. Weapons and countless cases of ammo I’ve bought over the years.