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Handguns For Concealed Carry, Protection And Self-Defense, In New Jersey
The debate in New Jersey and elsewhere in the country about the 2nd amendment is one that will go one for many years to come, and regardless of which side of the debate you are on there are some simple and undeniable facts, the world has changed, there are evil people and organizations in the world and even in our county.
Every citizen in New Jersey one must be prepared for all possible contingencies, and we at US Precision Defense firmly believe that a responsibly and legally armed citizen is a safe citizen. One of the single best forms of self-defense protection that can be carried concealed on one’s person is in fact a Handgun; it can stop a violent attack like no other weapon.
Whether in New Jersey, or really anywhere in the country and if confronted by a violent criminal or some mentally deranged evil person a Handgun in the hands of someone that is trained and prepared for an armed encounter has the ability to stop that evil, quickly and decisively.
In New Jersey or anywhere US Precision Defense can help you become a responsible, confident Handgun owner that is ready to defend themselves and their family, anywhere they happen to be.
New Jersey operates as a May Issue state, offering concealed carry permits to both residents and non-residents. New Jersey does not honor any other CCW permits or licenses from other states. New Jersey is one of the five states in the US that does not have a constitutional amendment that protects a resident’s right to bear arms.
For obtaining a CCW permit an individual must demonstrate a need to carry, applicants for a concealed carry permit must also demonstrate a familiarity with firearms and provide three references who have personally known the applicant for at least three years. Application for a CCW permit is made through local police departments and the permits are then issued by a state superior court judge.
Interestingly New Jersey does NOT have reciprocity agreements with any other state in the country, and even with this anti-gun and anti-second amendment position the following states will accept New Jersey CCW permits in their state; Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont.
New Jersey is not a traditional open carry state. Actually, carrying openly or “open carry” will get you arrested! However, should you be wealthy or connected enough to get one of the rare New Jersey handgun CCW permits, New Jersey law makes no distinction between open and or concealed carry. However, the status of the state’s preemption law would make this a dangerous proposition. New Jersey is one of the top 5 most restrictive gun rights states in the country.
Whenever the liberals in New Jersey talk of gun control it just adds to the problem, as many in New Jersey shrug at the often fruitless efforts by lawmakers in New Jersey and other states such as Maryland and Connecticut who pass sweeping laws aimed at curbing gun violence. Sometimes, they argue, it's about changing a mindset rather than just the laws. How about the mindset of criminals who know they are the only ones with guns and that the victims are defenseless as the state took away their right to bear arms.
Look at Camden New Jersey where the states strict gun control laws have little or no effect, they are plagued with gun violence where poverty and crime feed an enduring and bloody cycle. The reason, only the CRIMINALS have guns, citizens are defenseless! And what does the New Jersey legislature want to do, pass more gun control laws that Do Not Work?
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Don’t travel through New Jersey with a firearm even if you own them legally; a U.S. veteran and former police officer is now serving 3-5 years in a New Jersey prison for possession of firearms that he legally owned. As a result of the extreme and unjust New Jersey gun laws, the former officer was convicted of illegal possession of firearms as he was passing through the state. This individual is not from New Jersey. He was actually moving from Maine to Texas and was driving through New Jersey when he parked his car in a parking lot to rest for the night. The man was awakened in the night by police officers who searched his vehicle without a warrant. This unwarranted search was deemed justified because the officer saw two gun cases in the back of the vehicle. The man was transporting his entire gun collection that day and was arrested immediately. (Apparently the arresting officers needed to keep their stats up that week.)
Even in New Jersey there is such a thing as officer discretion.
Apparently they need to teach an ethics class as part of the New Jersey police academy curriculum, whatever happened to enforcing to the spirit of the law as opposed to the letter of the law? Under the Firearm Owners Protection Act, citizens are actually allowed to transport firearms from state to state regardless of the legality of the guns between departure point and destination. For full protection under this act, however, citizens must keep their firearms locked in either the trunk or a case.
In 2013 a bill which gun advocates were in favor of and did pass the legislature, it would have allowed gun owners to transport firearms to and from a firing range to make stops for specific purposes such as purchasing gasoline, using a restroom or dealing with an emergency situation. Gun advocates said this bill is needed because owners have been arrested and jailed for hyper-technical violations. Clearly New-Jersey and the liberals in the state legislature are as about anti-gun as it gets, if not very careful the citizens in the state will lose all of their second amendment rights.
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