Gun Groups Join in Legal Challenge To End NJ Firearms Permitting Scheme

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Gun Groups Join in Legal Challenge To End NJ Firearms Permitting Scheme

New Jersey – -( This week Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs joined a broad coalition of firearms rights organizations in a lawsuit seeking to permanently end NJ’s abusive firearms permitting and licensing scheme, which has the effect of severely delaying or denying the Constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights of millions of law-abiding citizens from the Garden State.

See a copy of the complaint in the new lawsuit by clicking here.

Kendrick v. Grewal

For decades, New Jerseyans have suffered under a draconian system of firearms permitting in which the state inserts itself into the process of acquiring firearms and, through excessive bureaucracy and unauthorized delays, frequently disrupts the permitting process and extends it well beyond the statutorily mandated 30-day deadline — sometimes extending it to more than a year — before getting around to “allowing” citizens to exercise rights guaranteed them by the U.S. Constitution.

“The days of New Jersey’s use of bureaucracy to block Second Amendment rights could be coming to an end if this new lawsuit is successful,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach. “ANJRPC is pleased to join a broad coalition of gun rights groups seeking to halt the abusive permitting system, including Firearms Policy Coalition, the Second Amendment Foundation, the Coalition of New Jersey Firearms Owners, and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society.”

Please watch for further updates and alerts as this sweeping new lawsuit unfolds.

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:


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A great article and start to the draconian gun laws in NJ. As a resident of the Garden State, the gun laws here need to be changed as do the attitudes of people about guns. First NJ has been anti 2A for a very long time, a permit to legally carry is nearly impossible to obtain with out jumping through hoops. The gun laws only impact the law abiding citizens and not the criminals. The attitude of elected officials who view the 2A in “contempt” as I may state need to understand that this Amendment like all the other Amendments… Read more »


Stoney, Thank you and I concur with your comment, very well written. The problem here is that the registered Democrats outnumber Republican 2 to 1, factual. Also Republicans in Trenton, are the minority. Dems have had control for a while. The legislative makeup needs to change with people that have knowledge of firearms and NJ firearms laws. Public attitude about lawful gun ownership needs to be changed. . All one has to do is read the New Jersey paper , The Star Ledger, many editions have small articles about a person being shot in cities around this state. Presumably the… Read more »


NJ residents and anyone in NJ has NO RIGHT to self defense, period.


I concur wholeheartedly with jmb1911. The actions of the State of NJ, in my opinion, amount to a violation of a U.S. Constitutional right and the civil rights and “equal protection” clause between the residents of NJ and the other states of the union, and also between those individuals within the state who are permitted to obtain a “right to carry” permit, (i.e. prosecutors, judges, and politicians). Also, the ignorance and lack of education of individuals about firearms and the purpose of the 2nd Amendment continue to produce “:infringing” regulations on the exercise of this right, particularly the demagoguery of… Read more »