NJ Gun Group Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Right To Carry Challenge

Seeks to Overturn NJ’s Unconstitutional Carry Law, Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs On Litigation Offensive.

Supreme Court Continues to Reschedule Concealed Carry Case
NJ Gun Group Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Right To Carry Challenge

New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs recently filed a petition for certiorari, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its pending challenge to NJ’s unconstitutional carry law, which makes it impossible for average law-abiding citizens to carry handguns outside the home for personal protection.

If the High Court agrees to take the case, it would be the first time in U.S. history that the Supreme Court directly addresses whether states can regulate carry so extensively as to make it impossible for average law-abiding citizens to qualify for a permit to carry.

To see the petition for certiorari in the carry case, click here.

“In the Garden State, the right to bear arms has been misconstrued as limited to inside the home only,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach.

“The purpose of this case is to require states like New Jersey to recognize that the constitutional right of responsible citizens to bear arms also includes carry outside the home for personal protection. For far too long, the alleged lack of a decisive interpretation by the U.S. Supreme Court of the right to bear arms outside the home has been exploited by states like New Jersey, which are hostile to the Second Amendment and have done everything in their power to deny this basic civil right to their citizens. This lawsuit aims to change that,” said Bach.

New Jersey has 30 days to respond to ANJRPC’s petition. If the High Court decides to hear the case, oral argument could be heard as soon as October of next year.

This development in Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs’s carry case follows another announcement, in the pending magazine ban lawsuit, that ANJRPC has asked the full Third Circuit to reconsider the decision of a 3-judge panel upholding NJ’s unconstitutional ban on magazines between 11-15 rounds. Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs is on a litigation offensive to implement the Second Amendment as fully as possible, as fast as possible in the Garden State.

Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs thanks NRA-ILA for its tremendous support and guidance in both the carry and mag ban challenges, which have been invaluable. Please support NRA-ILA in its mission, which supports us.


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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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Has there been a y update? Any chance for CCW IN NJ?

Al Piechowski

Having talked with several law enforcement officials on the front lines aka cops of sll jurisdiction, they nearly all agree that non felon citizens in NJ should he allowed to carry firearms with some even recommending open carry. They believe that civilian carrying will deter and reduce crime and welcome these civilians as their back up. I would willingly put my life on the line to back up a cop 24/7. Also, I willingly would attempt to judiciously subvert a crime in progress or planned if I had knowledge of such. We are patriots who believe that we have to… Read more »


Asking your tyrant Government for permission to own, carry a gun in anyway, buy, sell or trade to fight their tyranny is insane. Constitutional carry and complete destruction of the NICS is the only think SCOTUS should ALL be ruling on as Unconstitutional. It’s insanity and the founders would be appalled with these laws and regs against the 2nd Amendment.

Sara Russo

Maybe that is because they have a state that is a MAY ISSUE state. Which means if you give a good enough reason to carry concealed that they will issue you a chl. I think that there is more to this than meets the eye and I don’t know about NJ being an open carry state. I would have to check on that, but one would think that they are a state that would go absolutely ape shit if anyone were to open carry and I’m sure that if they had their way, police would be armed with nurf guns,… Read more »

Thomas Matusiefsky

They also need to recognize out of state conceal carry permits

Ray B Danner

Let us worry about current residents first, lets not clutter the plate, We in NJ envy other states that have legal carry permits by average law abiding citizens,
I know its far fetched here in NJ but I am HOPING for change!


Ray? Ray? RAY! ……….Hey everyone, Ray is dead, he held his breath for too long.
NJ will never change.
We have to make the change for NJ………..That change is our zip codes.

Charles Nichols

This is not a “carry” case. It could have been because New Jersey handgun carry permits do not require a permit holder to carry concealed. Unfortunately, the petitioners turned their cert petition into a “concealed carry” petition which argues, unnecessarily, that Open Carry can be banned in favor of concealed carry.

Why? Because we have had three US Supreme Court decisions which have held that concealed carry is not a right under the Second Amendment and the members of this group are obviously a bunch of Nancy Boys who want to overturn the Supreme Court prior precedents..