NJ is Playing a Game of Chicken with Supreme Court & 2nd Amendment

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy IMG NJ.Gov

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a legal challenge of New Jersey’s “sensitive places” concealed carry statute have filed a response to the state’s motion for a stay in the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The case is now known as Koons v. Platkin.

Second Amendment Foundation is joined by the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners, New Jersey Second Amendment Society, and four private citizens.

Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb granted a preliminary injunction, and the state filed a motion to stay the order pending appeal.

Second Amendment Foundation opposes the stay, arguing the state “did not meet its burden before the district court, and it cannot meet it in this Court. Thus a stay pending appeal should be denied.”

“The state is struggling with all its might,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “in a stubborn effort to retain a literal stranglehold on the rights of New Jersey citizens. We’re challenging the ban on legal carry in parks, on beaches, and at recreation facilities, publicly owned museums and libraries, bars and restaurants where alcohol is served, entertainment facilities, airports (before TSA security), public transportation hubs, and the presumptive ban on private property.

“There is no established historical tradition that could justify the restrictions included in the new law. New Jersey simply cannot criminalize licensed concealed carry virtually everywhere in the state by designating everything as a ‘sensitive area,’ nor should it be allowed to continue enforcing these restrictions pending appeal.”

SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut said the state is playing a game of chicken with the Supreme Court and the Second Amendment.

“The state is burdened with showing the carry restrictions are consistent with the nation’s historical tradition of firearms regulation, and we don’t see how that is possible,” Kraut said. “The state has not provided any evidence of Founding era restrictions like it wants to enforce today, and is essentially trying to stall the inevitable for as long as possible.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) 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 720,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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As long as their ideology is allowed to exist. It will continue to attack and deny law abiding citizens 2A Constitutional Rights. Regardless of any decision rendered by the Courts. Including the Supreme Court. Just like with Terrorist and terminal diseases. They can’t be negotiated with or held at arms length. They must be destroyed with Extreme Prejudice, knowing full well that some healthy flesh may need to be sacrificed. In order to save the whole.


So, who has filed against NJs latest ban via “Federally Registered Manufacturers” and serial numbers?

The one that makes illegal everything from BB guns to 300 year old antique black powder arms?

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SCOTUS should request the U.S. Marshall service to arrest any governor/legislators for Contempt of Court who do not follow the rulings.


Can’t happen…The supreme court gave politicians qualified immunity against such actions.


Until that changes, we’ll never see the end of these attacks on the 2A. QI should be removed whenever a politician or any government entity tries suppress the Bill of Rights.


They will continue to pass unconstitutional laws because there are no consequences!


That is because we have become a nation of pussies as far back as the creation of the Federal Reserve, the GCA, the NFA, the creation of the Tri-Lateral Commission, ALLOWING funds from Social Security to be diverted to a general fund and NEVER REPAID, the creation of the ATF, the wars on inanimate objects that cannot be prosecuted, guns, drugs, terror, etc., and so much more… We are being destroyed, silently from within, one pubic hair at a time. OUR response to MOST of this? “Oh well, it is what it is?” We can only go so far in… Read more »

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The other Jim

Yes, and Meritless Garland our US Attorney General should be suing any and all states and governors, etc like they did in the 1980’s to enforce reverse discrimination and quota systems under the 1978 Affirmative Action Ruling.


This scheme is similar to the plan concocted to negate the US border wall [had it materialized] And that was to award quick legal status to any unlucky slob the border wall might have actually kept out.


need to send the security for the court to pick up and jail this trash ,deportig them would be good


…. I mean… The guy jus looks evil as shit…

The horrible aura emanating from that picture is something horrible…

Watch um

I was thinking the same thing, also stupid looking


Our system of governance is in essence a system of rules. The question at hand seems to be what to do with those who refuse to abide by the rules. Telling them to be good boys and girls and/or having them stand in the corner for a few minutes of “time out” just doesn’t seem to cut it IMHO when dealing with those who are tinkering with the very foundations of the Republic. Or, as John Adams famously said: “While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the… Read more »


We don’t normally discuss immigration issues on this site, but since President Bite-me is in the process of importing a future anti-gun Democratic voting majority I guess it is in order. its said a gentleman shouldn’t be present during the making of legislation or sausages. A Chinese friend once told me the same goes for egg rolls. In the cases of egg rolls and sausages, the process involves making stuff you won’t want to look at into something resembling food. You don’t want to look too closely at what goes into legislation either. But we must. In the 1980’s, the… Read more »


DDS — Whoa.

This is quite a posting. In a sea of comments, this is of some real substance. Wow.

Wild Bill

This is germane to the “system of rules” that you mentioned.


NJ isn’t playing chicken with the SCOTUS, our azzhole is, AKA known as Governor Murphy.


Except that every elected Democrat to the NJ government including the ag are all in on it.
So yes, NJ is playing chicken, and it’s citizens are paying for it


I live about as far as you can get from the Northeast, without crossing into the Left Coast. I can not imagine the mentality of people living in those states. What quirky thought process makes them think a totalitarian government is a good thing?


Being indoctrinated with Liberal ideology since kindergarten.


SCROTUS needs to B-sIap NJ, but first…….SCROTUS needs to get B-sIapped.


Wasn’t it Governor Murphy that told Tucker Carlson during the so-called pandemic shutdown that our civil rights were “above his pay grade”?


The leftist intention is to bury American gun rights in a crypt of gun free zones.


Playing Chicken with the U.S. Supreme Court and the 2nd Amendment could very well be right where we want them in order to issue criminal indictments and have them removed from office.

“They’ve got us surrounded; we’ve got them right where we want them!” – U.S Marine Colonel Chesty Puller at the Chosin Reservoir, Korea.