Above His Paygrade, But Phil Murphy Promises to Thwart Constitutional Conceal Carry Decision

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy openly admits the U.S. Constitution is above his pay grade, but when it comes to the rights of New Jerseyans, Murphy only supports the rights of those he agrees with. Like abortion activists, anti-police protesters and rioters, and Democrats.

It seems the constitution is only above his paygrade when he wants to violate the rights of New Jersey citizens.

This week, Murphy promised to thwart the civil rights of New Jerseyans after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that forcing an American citizen to justify their need to protect themselves, their families and their property is a civil right.

Now, Murphy is working overtime to ban guns in most public and many private spaces across the state to circumvent the Supreme Court’s ruling.

These days, Murphy doesn’t care much about the U.S. Supreme Court either.

“Based on a deeply flawed constitutional methodology, a right-wing majority on the United States Supreme Court has just said that states can no longer decide for ourselves how best to limit the proliferation of firearms in the public sphere. Let there be no mistake – this dangerous decision will make America a less safe country,” Murphy opined after the decision. “But let me be equally clear that, here in New Jersey, we will do everything in our power to protect our residents. Anticipating this decision, my Administration has been closely reviewing options we believe are still available to us regarding who can carry concealed weapons and where they can carry them. We are carefully reviewing the Court’s language and will work to ensure that our gun safety laws are as strong as possible while remaining consistent with this tragic ruling.”

Murphy said guns in New Jersey will be banned in most public places.

“I look forward to working with my legislative partners to put legislation on my desk to expand the number of places where firearms cannot be carried, including locations where there will be a high density of people, including stadiums and arenas, amusement parks, bars and restaurants where alcohol is served, and public transit, among others,” Murphy said. “Locations with inherently vulnerable populations, such as daycare and child care facilities, hospitals and other health-care centers, and long-term care facilities and nursing homes, and buildings where important governmental or First Amendment-protected activities take place, including government buildings and other locations where governmental bodies may meet, polling places, courthouses and police stations, and any places where demonstrations and protests, or licensed gatherings, may occur.”

Murphy also called on his Democrat majorities in the assembly and senate to set a default rule that firearms cannot be carried on to private property unless the property owner expressly communicates their permission, “Whether it be a shopping mall, a supermarket, or simply their own neighbor’s home.”