Federal judge shoots down New Jersey’s new anti-gun laws as unconstitutional

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy once claimed the Constitution is above his paygrade, but a federal judge has just ruled that the governor’s new sweeping anti-gun laws don’t pass Constitutional muster.

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24) responded after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order to prevent new restrictions on concealed carry permit holders recently signed into law by Governor.

“The deprivation of Plaintiffs’ Second Amendment rights, as the holders of valid permits from the State to conceal carry handguns, constitutes irreparable injury, and neither the State nor the public has an interest in enforcing unconstitutional laws. Accordingly, good cause exists, and the Court will grant the motion for temporary restraints,” Judge Renee Marie Bumb ruled.

“Republicans warned when Governor Murphy’s concealed carry law was being rushed through the Legislature that it was an unconstitutional attempt by Democrats to circumvent the United States Supreme Court and strip away the rights of legal firearm owners,” Oroho said. “The federal judge’s ruling, which validates what we have been saying, is a victory for the 2nd Amendment and the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves both in public and in private. We look forward to the offending provisions of the law being permanently struck down.”

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