NRA Applauds Attorneys General Amicus Brief on NJ Permit Case ~ VIDEO

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NRA Applauds Attorneys General Amicus Brief on NJ Permit Case

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association applauded an amicus brief signed by twenty-three attorneys general in support of Rogers v. Grewal, an NRA-backed Supreme Court case challenging New Jersey’s unconstitutional requirements for obtaining a handgun carry permit. The effort was led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

“Law-abiding citizens should not be required to prove they are in peril to receive the government’s permission to exercise a constitutionally protected right,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Twenty-three of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement officers have come together to support the constitutional right to self-defense because they understand that restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners puts the good guys at risk and fails to impede criminal behavior.”

The law at issue requires New Jersey residents to show a “justifiable need” or “good reason” when applying for a firearm permit.

The overly restrictive and time-consuming process has resulted in the deaths of innocent people, most notably in the tragic murder of Carol Bowne.

Thirty-nine year old Carol Bowne of Berlin, New Jersey, was being stalked and threatened by an ex-boyfriend. Bowne applied for a firearm permit 43 days before her death. The permit was never issued and Bowne was brutally stabbed to death by the same ex-boyfriend in her own driveway.

Rogers v. Grewal is awaiting consideration from the Supreme Court. A copy of the brief can be viewed here.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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TheHolyCrow
TheHolyCrow
2 years ago

So what’s the story with Barr, the guy Trump nominated for AG ? It seems that he recently made some remarks about he is in favor of gun registration, and other draconian measures ? Ron Paul is asking people to call their representatives to get Barr barred. Even Trump has said, as far as Red Flag laws go, is to confiscate the guns first, and do Due Process second. Something doesn’t smell right about all this.

grimm reaper
grimm reaper
2 years ago

We need all the gun right groups to ban together in a united front when a anti-gun issues is on the front burner. A united show of support from NRA, GOA, every state gun organization would get greater results than any individual organization alone. As far as credit is concerned, it’s the US citizen who should get credit. It’s their rights that are at stake.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
2 years ago
Reply to  grimm reaper

Agreed!

A libertarian
A libertarian
2 years ago
Reply to  grimm reaper

Hear hear!
Unfortunately national groups like the NRA, GOA, NAGR, 2AF compete against each other for scarce donations from the same people. Do you contribute to all 4? I have not, yet, in the same year. Is there an interstate conference of state gun groups (ISRPA, ISRA, PRPA, CRPA, CSRA) advocating together and collaborating? If there is I have not heard about it, and I consider myself a well informed activist, following gun news daily, reading proposed legislation and court decisions…
We need to come together.

grimm reaper
grimm reaper
2 years ago

Why only 23 AG’s support. They are all sworn to uphold their oath of office.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
2 years ago
Reply to  grimm reaper

I can vouch that the AG of Maryland is not one of the supporters of the RIGHT to CARRY!
‘b.frosh’, Maryland’s AG, on the other hand would rather all WEAPONS be REMOVED from LEGAL LAW ABIDING American Citizens.

rich z
rich z
2 years ago

Hope they win . Maybe it will splash over into NEW YORK we have the same problem .Just try to get a CC in N.Y. Almost IMPOSSIBLE . YOU need to be CONNECTED.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
2 years ago
Reply to  rich z

Ditto for Maryland.

NJ_DOC
NJ_DOC
2 years ago

The NRA is conflating 2 different permits. This case is about the right to carry, and the unreasonable criteria of “justifiable need” that NJ uses to deny carry permits. To my knowledge Ms. Bowne had applied for a State of NJ Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, which gives permission to purchase a firearm in NJ, but not to carry.

hoss
hoss
2 years ago

I wonder, is this gonna be another one of those deals where everyone other than the NRA starts it, fiances it, and than they come in at the last minute proclaiming because they supposedly backed it they should receive all the credit.
Bunch of johnny come lately glory hounds!

Gregory Romeu
Gregory Romeu
2 years ago
Reply to  hoss

YES!

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
2 years ago
Reply to  hoss

Any and ALL Second Amendment organizations involved must receive credit.

David Bradford
David Bradford
2 years ago
Reply to  hoss

Exactly, This must mean the NRA is 95% sure this will go in our favor. The NRA does not fight for what is right, they only fight what they know they will surely win. Anything else is either not mentioned or is given a pass as a reasonable infringement(bump stock ban, Red Flag laws).