BREAKING: Temporary Restraining Order Issued Against Concealed Carry Restriction Bill

U.S. District Court judge Marie Bumb has issued a temporary restraining order regarding a motion brought by the Firearms Policy Coalition seeking a preliminary injunction against the concealed carry restriction bill signed into law last month by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

In her opinion, Judge Bumb, a Bush appointee, wrote that the plaintiffs have “demonstrated a probability of success on the merits of their second Amendment challenge” several provisions of the law, including the section which criminalizes carrying handguns in public libraries or museums, bars, restaurants, entertainment facilities, private property, as well as the ban on functional firearms in vehicles.

According to the suit, the law improperly expands the list of “sensitive places” where concealed weapons are banned and wrongfully criminalizes carrying a handgun in a vehicle.

While superficially removing the requirement of “justifiable need,” the legislature has declared most of the State to be off limits to carry through the artifice of “sensitive places,” as well as by means of a broad ban on carrying functional guns in vehicles. the group said in the complaint.

The suit names several New Jersey law enforcement officials, including Attorney General Matthew Platkin.

This lawsuit is just one of several filed immediately after the law was signed by pro gun rights groups who are seeking to prevent at least part of the law from going into effect.

One of those groups, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC), said in statement that the new law “flagrantly and intentionally disrupts both the second amendment and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision upholding the right of honest citizens to carry firearms for personal protection.”

The ANJRPC is the New Jersey state affiliate of the NRA.

Asked by TLS in November whether he thought the bill would stand up in court, New Jersey Governor Murphy said he was confident the revised bill would stand up to any potential legal challenges.

“I hope so. I normally wouldn’t talk about bills that are not on our desk, but this one is important to all of us,” he said at the time.

“We are very concerned about the Supreme Court’s steps initially, and then also in staying New York’s laws,” Murphy continued.

The law includes a provision that if any part of it is overturned, the rest will remain.

Some parts of the law went into effect when it was signed, the rest will become law in about six months.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. It is always and only in the interest of tyrants to disarm the citizenry. Kudos to the pro-2nd amendment advocacy groups challenging the tyrants’ in court to stop their trampling on the Constitution. In this matziv of growing anti-Semitism in this final stage of golus — and particularly by physical assaults against yidden — it is more important than ever that we emulate the generation of Esther and Mordecai and arm ourselves for self-defense. (For those who endorsed and voted for Murphy and the Dems in the last election, I pray that you now realize your monumental mistake).

    • I did vote for Murphy and the Dems because I believe in common sense not rt wing rhetoric about tyrants. I pray you mature and develop your own common sense.

      • Hmm…let me consider this criticism…nope!…not in the least bit “immature” or lacking in “common sense.” Let me offer the following autobiographical information: 73 years old and a ba’al teshuva; 3 degrees under my belt including a BA in political science and communications, an MA in education, and a JD in law; an eclectic mix of 6 children including an MD, an officer with the NYPD, an LSW, and a kollel yungerman; 17 grandchildren (and counting); oh…and a lifelong Democrat until I got wise to the changing reality when Barck Obama began his destruction of “my father’s Democratic party”; presently a proud NRA member and the owner of 3 firearms; a right-leaning Republican who does not tolerate leftist demagoguery and subversion of the Constitution by free speech suppression and disarming the citizenry. Oy…I’m out of breath! I do not list this bit of curriculum vitae to be boastful in any way…it’s just to support my contention that, contrary to your ill-informed contention, I am neither immature nor nonsensical. Toodles.

  2. Temporary restraining order issued against Concealed Carry Restriction bill… In her opinion, Judge Bumb, a Bush appointee, wrote that the plaintiffs have “demostrated a probability of success on the merits of their second ammendment challenge.”
    In response to Judge Bumb’s restraining order, proponents of the Concealed Carry Restriction bill have asked a Federal appelate’s court to issue a restraining order against the second ammendment, against Judge Bumb, and against Judge Bumb’s restraining order, according to unconfirmed and fictitious news sources.
    “Someone needs to restrain the US constitution and the Judges who facilitate the laws of the constitution,” a group of Democratic lawmakers and government officials said in a statement on Monday. “The US constitution, and the Judges who ally themselves with the constitution, can’t just make up our nation’s laws in a lawful and legal manner, that is consistent with the characteristics of a Democracy, without regard for the authoritarian Democratic Party rule.”

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