JUST IN: Federal Appeals Court Overturns Federal Judge’s Stay On New Jersey’s Gun Laws

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has partly overturned the District Court’s recent stay of New Jersey’s newly enacted gun laws.

In their decision, the the four-judge panel granted the state’s request for a stay in eight “sensitive places” cited in the gun law, but denied to stay some other restrictions, meaning the law remains in effect for those eight places pending further action in the litigation.

The eight places where guns are now prohibited are within 100 feet of public gatherings; nurseries; pre-schools; zoos; summer camps; public parks; libraries; museums; places where alcohol is served; entertainment facilities; casinos; and health care facilities.

New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin was quick to celebrate the ruling, describing it as a “tremendous win for public safety.”

“We are extremely gratified that the Third Circuit recognized what we have always said: New Jersey is likely to win this case because our sensitive-places law complies with the Second Amendment,” Platkin Said.

“The Third Circuit correctly stayed the district court’s dangerous injunction that allowed individuals to carry weapons into places like parks and zoos, libraries and museums, bars and casinos, and permitted demonstrations,” he added.

“This is a tremendous win for public safety, and we will continue fighting for our law.”

However, other parts of the law are still blocked, including the restriction on carrying guns in vehicles.

The liability insurance mandate for concealed carry holders is also still blocked.

In a statement of his, Governor Murphy, who has been a strong advocate for the law, said he was “thrilled” with the ruling.

“I am thrilled that the Third Circuit has reinstated the vast majority of the law that I proudly signed last December to keep guns out of our most sensitive and vulnerable public places,” Murphy said in statement.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. As a legal scholar friend of mine says “1 step back, 2 steps forward”. For the past year, every time NJ pushes our rights back a bit, we end up winning back more than we had to begin with. They don’t learn their lesson. When they will lose this entire thing in the end, they will whine, however, they did this to themselves.

  2. Just know if Governor Murphy goes to any of these so called sensitive places he will have armed security to protect him, it is only the citizenry who don’t get protection. Always remember criminals don’t follow the laws.

  3. Another woke leftist nonsensical ruling for the US Supreme Court to strike down as a gross 2nd Amendment violation. The court, in the NY Bruen decision, warned the states not to take advantage of the “sensitive places” exception to the right to bear arms. Wouldn’t you know it…left-wing democrat legislatures and governors arrogantly ignored the court’s admonition and plunged right in. Hopefully these power-mad democrat haters of law-abiding firearms owners will, once again, be swiftly and firmly slapped down.

  4. criminals in New Jersey just sighed in relief now that only law breakers can carry weapons and there are no trained, law abiding citizens to defend themselves and others. thanks New Jersey!

  5. if someone would carry his weapon to defend the innocent and was brought before a regular court like the law is in this country, what would you say if you had jury duty that day?

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