Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association applauded an amicus brief signed by twenty-three attorneys general in support of Rogers v. Grewal, an NRA-backed Supreme Court case challenging New Jersey’s unconstitutional requirements for obtaining a handgun carry permit. The effort was led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
“Law-abiding citizens should not be required to prove they are in peril to receive the government’s permission to exercise a constitutionally protected right,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Twenty-three of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement officers have come together to support the constitutional right to self-defense because they understand that restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners puts the good guys at risk and fails to impede criminal behavior.”
The law at issue requires New Jersey residents to show a “justifiable need” or “good reason” when applying for a firearm permit.
The overly restrictive and time-consuming process has resulted in the deaths of innocent people, most notably in the tragic murder of Carol Bowne.
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