District Judge Blocks Some New Jersey Gun Restrictions

The court bars enforcement of new laws to allow legal challenges.

This week, U.S. District Court Judge Renee Marie Bumb blocked parts of a gun control law recently passed in New Jersey. The law banned carrying guns on private property without the owner’s express permission, as well as “sensitive places” such as libraries, museums, bars, and restaurants.

Judge Bumb said that these restrictions violate the Constitution’s Second Amendment, and issued a temporary restraining order preventing the enforcement of the law while parties compile a case to formally challenge it.

Other parts of the gun control law remain in effect and will not be challenged by local gun-rights advocacy groups. New Jersey will be allowed to impose tighter gun licensing requirements and more stringent handgun safety rules.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Judge Bumb to be discerning as she hears the rest of the gun control case.
  • For justices and judges throughout the U.S. as they hear constitutional challenges to state and federal laws.
  • For wisdom for federal and state legislators as they determine how to address gun violence.

Sources: Bloomberg Law, Reuters


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