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Anticipated Motion to Dismiss Helps Set Stage for Future High Court Battle

April 3 – The Murphy Administration has filed an anticipated motion to dismiss ANJRPC’s federal court challenge to New Jersey’s unconstitutional carry laws, which deny ordinary law-abiding citizens the right to defend themselves with a firearm outside the home.  A motion to dismiss asks the court to throw out the case without trial or any further proceedings. 

Carry laws such as New Jersey’s, which require permit applicants to prove “justifiable need,” were held to be flatly inconsistent with the fundamental, constitutional right to keep and bear arms by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. We believe that this view will ultimately prevail, but not before the issue is taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Until then, we anticipate that the lower and middle federal courts covering the Garden State will issue rulings hostile to right to carry, as they have in the past.

“Our goal is to take this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where we intend to correct erroneous precedent and establish, once and for all, that the Second Amendment protects the right of ordinary, law-abiding citizens to defend themselves with a firearm outside the home,” said ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach.

 Watch Scott Bach discuss ANJRPC’s Carry Lawsuit on Jersey Matters.


The lawsuit is strongly backed by NRA-ILA, which has provided invaluable support and assistance in the case.  Those wishing to support the case should join ANJRPC and NRA, and donate to both ANJRPC and NRA-ILA.

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About ANJRPC: The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs is the official New Jersey affiliate of the NRA, and is New Jersey’s oldest, largest, and most effective Second Amendment advocacy organization.

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