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Supreme Court Declines to Hear NJ Carry Case
 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. SUPREME COURT DECLINES TO HEAR
ANJRPC RIGHT TO CARRY CHALLENGE

June 15, 2020. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear ANJRPC's challenge to N.J.'s clearly unconstitutional carry laws -- which make it all but impossible for average citizens to defend themselves with a firearm outside the home. The Supreme Court also declined to hear 9 other pending Second Amendment cases.

However, Justice Thomas wrote a dissent in ANJRPC's case, which provides analysis that could be helpful in a future case. The dissent was joined in by Justice Kavanaugh. The text of the dissent is available by clicking here.

The timing of the denial is especially poignant. The nation is experiencing fear and uncertainty due to pandemic lockdowns and civil unrest. If ever there were a time to clarify that the Constitution's right to bear arms is for every American citizen regardless of state of residence, now would be it. The refusal to hear the case even under current circumstances should be a warning sign to everyone.

The current result means that there was not enough support among the Justices to hear the case. That will only change when the composition of the court changes in the future, hopefully for the better. For anyone who thinks that elections don't matter, this result is proof to the contrary.




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