Gun groups challenge NJ laws on open carry of handguns

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Fox News Flash top headlines for November 3Video Fox News Flash top headlines for November 3 Fox News Flash top headlines for November 3 Pro-gun gro...ps have filed a lawsuit in New Jersey claiming that the state's firearm laws deny residents their fundamental constitutional right to carry a handgun outside their home.

New Jersey constitutional right The lawsuit filed by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, and the New Jersey 2nd Amendment Society also challenges the procedure gun-owning residents must follow in order to obtain a permit to carry a handgun in public, NJ.com reported.

NJ.com reported GUN SALES YEAR-TO-DATE SURPASS PREVIOUS ANNUAL RECORD HIGH BY NEARLY 2 MILLION, RECORDS SHOW

GUN SALES YEAR-TO-DATE SURPASS PREVIOUS ANNUAL RECORD HIGH BY NEARLY 2 MILLION, RECORDS SHOW Without a permit, gun owners can only keep firearms inside their homes or businesses. When traveling to gun ranges, the firearms must be unloaded and locked in a container.

However, the groups claim that obtaining a permit is near impossible. Alexander Roubian, president of the New Jersey 2nd Amendment Society, called it a “draconian prohibition.”

“New Jersey residents want nothing more than to protect themselves and their loved ones, as they are entitled to,” Roubian told the paper.

MICHIGAN BANS OPEN CARRY OF GUNS AT POLLING LOCATIONS

MICHIGAN BANS OPEN CARRY OF GUNS AT POLLING LOCATIONS To carry a loaded handgun outside their homes, gun owners in the state must apply for a permit with the local or state police department.

The application requires three components: testimony from three people on the applicant’s moral character and behavior; gun safety certificates; and “a written certification of justifiable need to carry a handgun,” according to the paper.

Cities bracing for potential unrest after presidential election as gun sales rise Cities bracing for potential unrest after presidential election as gun sales rise Cities bracing for potential unrest after presidential election as gun sales rise To meet the “justifiable need” standard, gun owners must prove there is an urgent need for self-protection and no other alternative than an armed defense, the paper reported, citing the lawsuit.

If police approve the application, it moves on to the Superior Court, where the applicant must again prove they meet the requirements. If denied, applicants can take the issue before a judge within 30 days.

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