Federal Judge Blocks New Jersey Gun Ban

The state is expected to appeal the ruling.

U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb issued temporary injunctions against New Jersey’s ban on carrying guns at beaches or casinos. Seven people joined with the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs to submit a challenge to this portion of a gun restriction bill that Governor Phil Murphy signed into law in December.

Other parts of the bill were successfully challenged three weeks ago, though Judge Bumb left the tighter gun licensing requirements and handgun safety rules in place.

“The threat of criminal prosecution for exercising their Second Amendment rights, as the holders of valid permits from the state to conceal carry handguns, constitutes irreparable injury on behalf of plaintiffs, and neither the State nor the public has an interest in enforcing unconstitutional laws,” wrote Judge Bumb.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For federal judges to seek God’s wisdom as they hear challenges to gun control laws and interpret the Second Amendment.
  • For U.S. officials concerned with gun control and the rights of citizens to bear arms.

Sources: Bloomberg, Reuters


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