Majority of New Jerseyans Disagree With Supreme Court’s Concealed Carry Decision, Agree With Recent State Gun Legislation, New Poll Shows

As New Jersey’s latest firearm legislation undergoes its own battle in the courts, a majority of New Jerseyans disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling in Bruen and side with the Garden State’s new concealed carry law, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

The poll, which was done in partnership with the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center, found that 61%of Garden State residents disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling last year in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen.

A similar number – 58% – believe that individual states should be allowed to require firearm owners to demonstrate a justifiable need for a firearm in public places when applying for a carry permit.

When it comes New Jersey’s new firearm law in response to Bruen, solid majorities support the following parts of the legislation that enact certain requirements and restrictions on concealed firearm carry in public:

• Requiring firearm safety training courses (92%)

• Mandating permit holders purchase liability insurance to carry a firearm in public (67%)

• Banning the concealed carry of a firearm on private property unless the property owner allows it (67%)

• Banning the concealed carry of a firearm in “sensitive areas” such as schools, hospitals, polling places, beaches, theaters and other public spaces (62%)

New Jerseyans are more divided, however, when it comes to prohibiting permit holders from keeping a loaded firearm in their cars: 50% support it, while 47% oppose the move.

Support for requiring firearm safety training courses is widespread, including among Republicans (89%) and firearm owners (92%).

Majorities across the board – including just over half of Republicans and firearm owners – also support mandating permit holders to purchase liability insurance and banning the concealed carry of a firearm on private property unless allowed by the owner.

Nearly half of firearm owners (49%) and roughly 42% support banning concealed carry in sensitive public areas. Six in 10 of each of these groups, however, are opposed to prohibiting permit holders from keeping a loaded firearm in their car.

The statewide poll of 1,002 adults was conducted from April 27 to May 5 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points.

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  1. Too bad, the constitution trumps their opinions, how would they like if what the Democrats do to the second amendment is done to the first amendment, no free speech on private property without explicit permission of the owner or in public spaces, no overt display of religion on private property without explicit permission of the owner, or in public spaces, no religious objects allowed in vehicles unless probably covered.

    • Yes 100 percent correct , i fact the same place a violent threat will without hesitation, carry their firearm, that same place should also not be restricted to a law, biting Citizen, carrying their is for their personal defense, in fact states in general should be focusing more on law enforcement of violent criminals then restricting legal gun owners, because that never gets anywhere that always ends badly

  2. Until they get robbed or worse C”V.
    They don’t mug people often in Arizona or Florida for a reason. Get your permit and use your Constitutional Right !!!

    • People with minivans kill people also
      People with knives kill people also
      Drunk drivers kill people way more then guns do , where is the outrage?

      People with sticks Jill people to

      Probably even with forks

      People without guns get killed by opportunist predators as well,, imagine they had a fighting chance ? Your screen name is an oxymoron

  3. Wow! What a chiddush.. An anti-gun poll run by Rutgers University. Can you believe that? Many polls are biased in the way they phrase their questions, but this is a new low.

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