So another court decides that the Bill of Rights doesn’t mean what it says. From Bloomberg News:
New Jerseyâ€™s law requiring residents show a â€śjustifiable needâ€ť to get a permit to carry a handgun in public was upheld by a federal appeals court.
A mandate that residents demonstrate an â€śurgent necessity for self-protectionâ€ť to get authorization to publicly carry a handgun doesnâ€™t run afoul of U.S. constitutional protections of the right to bear firearms, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled today.
â€śThe justifiable need standard is a longstanding regulation that enjoys presumptive constitutionality,â€ť the panel wrote.
Presumptive, huh? Isn’t that what pols in D.C. and Illinois thought, too, until the SCOTUS disabused them of that notion?
By the way; notice that this article, like almost every MSM story about gun control or legislation or what-have-you, has the obligatory mention of the Newtown shooting.
Well, I left N.J. 20-years-ago and don’t regret it one bit.
Update 8/3: The NJ state supreme court has agreed to take up the issue.
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