SAF & Partners Challenge Tyrannical NJ Gun Laws With Federal Lawsuit

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SAF & Partners Challenge Tyrannical NJ Gun Laws With Federal Lawsuit

BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation yesterday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s restrictive gun laws, alleging in a 28-page complaint that “New Jersey laws…unconstitutionally restrict the acquisition of firearms.”

SAF is joined by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc., the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, the Coalition of New Jersey Firearms Owners, the Firearms Policy Coalition, Bob’s Little Sport Shop, Inc., and three private citizens. They are represented by attorneys David H. Thompson, Peter A. Patterson, and Joseph O. Masterman at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC in Washington, D.C., Daniel L. Schmutter at Hartman & Winnicki, P.C. in Ridgewood, N.J., and David D. Jensen at David Jensen & Associates, Beacon, N.Y.

The lawsuit is known as Kendrick v. Grewal.

Named as defendants in the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, are New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, State Police Supt. Patrick J. Callahan, Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Giamari, Harrison Township Police Chief Ronald A. Cundey, and Glassboro Police Chief John Polillo, in their official capacities.

“This legal action has been a long time coming, ever since Carol Bowne of Berlin Township was murdered in her own driveway in 2015 while waiting for her firearm permit to be processed,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The hoops one must go through and waits one must endure, plus the fees attached has resulted in a complicated process that delays approval far beyond what existing state law allows.

“As we note in our lawsuit,” he continued, “such restrictions on firearm acquisition are unconstitutional on their face. No Garden State resident should be subjected to this kind of bureaucratic harassment. The idea that a law-abiding citizen must first obtain government permission before exercising a constitutionally-enumerated fundamental right is simply hostile to the right to keep and bear arms.”

SAF and its partners are asking the court to declare the provisions of current New Jersey statutes requiring citizens to obtain an identification card or permit in order to acquire a firearm are unconstitutional. They want an injunction prohibiting the defendants from enforcing those provisions and any related laws or regulations.

Kendrick v. Grewal via SAF


The Second Amendment Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 700,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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BaerArms
BaerArms
2 months ago

hopefully they go after NY unconstitutional bans that they did with the safe act and the 2 new bills recently pasted

james
james
2 months ago

NJ residents and anyone in NJ has NO RIGHT to self defense!
The Demo-RATS control everything and let the criminals get off easy.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 months ago
Reply to  james

THIS is where ALL THE REST OF US are supposed to be focusing, supporting and sending in funds, to HELP OUR CITIZENS IN New Jersey FIGHT FOR FREEDOM!

Gdubb
Gdubb
2 months ago

Now that’s the face of someone who should definitely be writing and enforcing gun laws in America

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
2 months ago
Reply to  Gdubb

I think he is their attorney general and he is a demonrat.

Sisu
Sisu
2 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

It’s the AG Grewal; and while I believe he is a natural citizen, he is not an American and does not believe in the Constitution.

Sikhs are not bad people but they are “arrogant” given that their religion tells them they are “protectors of all” – which is why he can carry his kirpan (dagger) wherever he goes and you must disarm if he says so. … In a prefect world Indians would attempt to change India before attempting to convert America into India.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 months ago
Reply to  Sisu

Damn! My statements were SUPPOSED to say, THE President of The 2nd Amendment Foundation is Maasad Ayoob, not, “THAT IS”, indicating the NJ AG… Either way, I am sick of seeing all these dumbed-down racist fucks on these forums!

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

THE 2nd Amendment Foundation’s President Massad Ayoob I believe is cut from the same cloth? Minus the Democrat part.

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 months ago
Reply to  Gdubb

You racist fuck! Just because the guy wears a turban? We don’t win these court battles by using racism against our enemies! YOU RESPECT YOUR ENEMIES!

Massad Ayoob, Gottlieb and Versnel, to name the extreme few in the 2nd Amendment Foundation have done MORE to in this United States to defend and protect YOUR rights than ALL of Congress, Senate, (State and Federal), City Council, County Commissioners, even Sheriffs; NATIONALLY COMBINED!

Established1974
President Massad Ayoob
Vice president Alan M. Gottlieb
Director of Operations Julianne Versnel

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SweetOlBob
SweetOlBob
2 months ago

New Jersey is one of the states that exercises Stalin or Hitler like unconstitutional control of privately owned firearms.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
2 months ago
Reply to  SweetOlBob

Impossible – that would require enforcement. (Sarcasm)

“The majority of Cops follow the Constitution, there are just a few bad apples” – Cruiser

Bill
Bill
2 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Nice thought, but I suspect that the majority of cops do what their chain of command orders them to do, with the Constitution sorta kinda in the background as a possible guideline. I respect police very much, but they are pretty human, too.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill

It was in italics and in quotes with the quote attributed to Cruiser. I even wrote “Sarcasm.” Is there some way I could have made it more clear that was not my view?

I respect good LEOs, and only good LEOs. Good LEOs don’t follow bad orders.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
2 months ago

If you look at the criminals we have in office that have been there for decades, well you get the idea where that level of tyranny has come from. Even now quid-pro-joe and kamawhamadingdong harris are pushing for a level of tyranny never before seen and it is only going to get worse and worse. This country is headed for a revolution and it is going to make the first one look like a walk in the park. What the satan worshipping DEMONcrats are trying to do is not only rewrite the nations history but they are trying to remake… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
2 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

and a racist. Don’t forget that one, that is worse than a terrorist in their books. In mine, it’s just the opposite.

Vern
Vern
2 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

They are the raycists, and they are proud of it.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
2 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

You forgot that White men, Women and American Patriots cling to their Bible and their guns. Patriotic Right leaning, Constitutional believing Americans have ALREADY been declared terrorists YEARS ago by the DemoKKKrat National communist party! I believe it was 0bama and HilLIARy among the LOUDEST SCREAMERS!!!!!

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 months ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

And we STILL are remaining on our apathetic asses and aren’t doing a damn thing to defend and protect OUR Constitutions!

Vern
Vern
2 months ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Didn’t our forefathers, the left don’t consider they have forefathers unless they were Lenin and Stalin, give us government officials in the form of senators and representatives? We were to back them up when called to serve in uniform in the nations armed forces. Today, most of those who are “supposed,” to represent us have never suited up nor carried a weapon in defense of this nation. Today you could say we have imitators of American representatives, as they prefer to push aside everything this country stands for and take up everything our enemies stand for as the new normal.… Read more »

Vern
Vern
2 months ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

What was the word of the eight years we had to put up with that stupid administration that they wore out? TOLERANCE, yeah, that was the word. The left has never been tolerant of anything that didn’t come out of their ideology, they still aren’t but we are still expected to be tolerant of them. I think the real Americans are about out of the tolerance we have had with the democrats and their bed partners the left. When the dam breaks we had better be far better organized and very quickly so. They do all the damage they can… Read more »

Vern
Vern
2 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

To be a white male AND a veteran of war. Don’t forget obamas accusation of veterans.

Vern
Vern
2 months ago

Tyranny, isn’t that what the second amendment was written against?
Those in support of tyranny is what those in opposition to the second amendment are in favor of.
If there was more support for the second amendment, there would be less support for tyranny.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 months ago
Reply to  Vern

THAT is WHY we need to toss funds and support to the 2nd Amendment Foundation to support their work and supply resources to do the legal battles while WE prepare to support our nation when the time comes!

Ej harbet
Ej harbet
2 months ago

I think of grewal when i have my next hamburger. Indian ancestors
All joking aside mr gottlieb has been fighting the political war for freedom.
Our of many who make great strides he stands out. But the war has taken a turn to out and out robbery of our rights by ruthless evil people. Im just counting down to the moment they come, ive already made my decision.
When they reach you may they be fewer in number than when they visit me.

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Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75
2 months ago
Reply to  Ej harbet

Sorry to burst your bubble dude, but the whole cow thing is in the Hindu religion. The idiot AG of NJ is a Sikh, and I believe they can eat pretty much any meat they want. I used to know that off the top of my head but it’s been a lot of years since I’ve discussed the Sikh religion. I must admit however that since the Hindus came to power and run India now they’re looking a whole lot more like Hitler in how they treat non Hindus. I’m thinking I should send some emails what’s specials from Burger… Read more »

Sisu
Sisu
2 months ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

Consistent with my understanding (no time or inclination to verify). Only I would note that Hindus have different major sects, recollection is eight(?), and the Caste System continues as fully functional. As well, Modi, Pres of India is a “one worlder”; of course India still comes first … but what is important to watch (as a precursor to the future) is how Modi continues to implement “globalist” strategies for weakening opposition domestically, e.g., elimination of largest currency notes not only wiped out huge amounts of wealth (transferred to government) but also forced electronic currency adoption which ensured tax compliance and… Read more »

Vern
Vern
2 months ago
Reply to  Sisu

Biden offered Iran 300 billion just to let him back in their club so they can nuke us with their first bomb. But the mullahs decided to raise their dues to 1 trillion, I think biden and his fan club on the left and in the party are tryin g to figure how to raise taxes enough to pay the dues. Because it means so much to the democrats I think they will just go for it.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
2 months ago
Reply to  Ej harbet

May the good Lord have mercy on ALL the dumbasses that decide to approach a U.S. citizen with intent to violate their rights, freedoms and liberties!