New Jersey State Senator Michael Testa today commented on another Supreme Court ruling in favor of gun rights activists in New Jersey. It is the second time the high court has ruled against Governor Phil Murphy’s radical gun legislation viewed by the courts as unconstitutional.
The Constitution, Murphy admitted in 2020, was above his pay grade. It’s now the third strike against Murphy’s anti-gun legislation passed in 2022.
Testa responded after another overreaching gun law passed by Governor Phil Murphy and Trenton Democrats was blocked today in federal court.
“It’s no surprise that the unconstitutional laws passed by Trenton Democrats to attack the rights of law-abiding firearm owners and businesses are falling like dominos in federal court,” said Testa (R-1). “While Governor Murphy says the Bill of Rights is above his paygrade, thankfully we still have federal judges who understand what it means.”
A federal judge today issued a preliminary injunction to block N.J.S.A. 2C:58-35, a law signed by Governor Murphy last July that allows the Attorney General of New Jersey to file lawsuits against members of the firearms industry.
The ruling comes just a day after a different federal judge blocked the enforcement of several sections of another law signed by the governor in December that established severe restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in New Jersey.
Other major sections of that law, which Republicans warned was an unconstitutional attempt by Democrats to circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bruen, had been blocked in a prior ruling in early January.