BREAKING: New Bill Introduced in NJ would Ban CCW Holders from Carrying Guns in Shuls, Other ‘Sensitive Places’; Exclusive Statement from NJ’s Top Gun Rights Attorney Evan Nappen

Legal CCW holders in New Jersey could soon face even more restrictions.

Days ago, TLS reports about a hold up in Ocean County and restrictions being placed on new CCW permits.

A short time ago, the New Jersey Assembly introduced a bill that would ban CCW holders in New Jersey from carrying in Shuls and other sensitive places.

No-carry zones under the proposal include the following:

-Synagogues, Mosques and Churches
-Parks, playgrounds & recreation areas
-Public transportation
-Public gatherings
-Hospitals, nursing homes, and similar facilities
-Youth sports events
-Restaurants where alcohol is served (even if the permit holder is not drinking)
-Parades and public assemblies

The bill has further outraged the Second Amendment community and gun rights.

“Styled as “sensitive places” legislation to restrict where concealed carry permit holders can legally carry, the bill would be more appropriately named the “Protection of Mass Murderers, Terrorists, and Violent Criminals Act,” because it identifies zones where the public is required to be utterly defenseless, and provides violent criminals with a road map of where they can strike without fear of encountering an armed law-abiding citizen who can resist,” the ANJPRC, NJ’s Official State Rifle and Pistol Association said.

Under current law, a crime of the fourth degree is punishable by up to 18 months imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.

Third degree crimes are punishable by up to five years imprisonment, a fine of up to $15,000, or both.

“The legislation is New Jersey’s misguided answer to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Bruen decision upholding right to carry. Since New Jersey can no longer deny carry permits to law-abiding citizens, lawmakers have instead turned to trying to limit WHERE one can carry, and it isn’t pretty.”

The Association added, “The legislation treats carry permit holders as if THEY are the threat to public safety (not criminals), and ensures that the public will not be able to resist murderers, violent criminals, or terrorists in those locations.”

Evan Nappen, New Jersey’s top gun rights attorney for over 30 years, tells TLS this bill is outrageous.

“This bill is an outrage against the second amendment and our right to keep and bear arms, and it is of particular concern to the Jewish community and its ability to protect synagogues and houses of worship throughout New Jersey,” Nappen told TLS.

Nappen adds, that under the proposed bill, Shuls would not even be able to hire armed security.

The bill is in response to recent the United States Supreme Court decision in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v Bruen, which established that states cannot deny permits to carry a handgun to otherwise-qualified citizens who fail to show that they have the “proper cause” to carry a handgun.

New Jersey law relies on a similar standard, considering whether an applicant has a “justifiable need,” in determining whether to issue a permit to carry a handgun.

If passed and signed by the governor, the bill would become law immediately.

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  1. More than 90% of the time, when someone shoots and kills another person, the shooter and the victim knew one another. That means they were either a family member, a co-worker, or a neighbor. And in many cases, the shooter and the victim were the same person.

    • And if someone is gonna ignore laws against murder, kal v’chomer he’ll ignore these laws too. This law only makes the rest of us defenseless.

  2. Democrats hatevfreodm and our constitution, they want to restrict your constitutional rights to nonexistence, all the while they want to remove all restrictions on abortion till birth and the mutilation of confused children and want to force your children to be indoctrinated into the democrats depraved lifestyles.

  3. Following the lead of the New Jersey Assembly, which recently introduced a bill to ban CCW holders from carrying a gun in sensitive places – where weapons of self defense are needed most, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Saturday banning US soldiers from carrying weapons in sensitive places where the weapons are needed most – namely the battle field and the front lines.
    “The battlefield and the front lines are the most likely places where these dangerous weapons might be used to inflict harm upon others,” the President told reporters on Saturday, “so we’re taking the necessary precautions to make sure no one gets hurt over there.”
    The President’s announcement prompted a rare statement of praise from anti gun activists in the Taliban community and the Iranian regime and Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps communities, who called Biden’s latest Executive Order “an incredibly bold move.”

  4. The scrambling of these law makers to try and control whatever little amount they have left is ridiculous.
    They will ultimately slip up in their law making abilities and have everything pushed up to the Supreme Court again where constitutional carry will become the norm again.
    Also its becoming around that time to move to a state where simple things like procting your family and children is recommended.

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