Recent Terror Attacks Highlight Need For Concealed Carry in NJ

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Recent attacks in Minnesota, New York and even our own home state of New Jersey show the urgent need for New Jersey to adopt shall issue concealed carry and once and for all end the absurd New Jersey standard of "justifiable need".

In Minnesota an allegedly ISIS inspired madman went on a stabbing spree where he wounded 9 people before being stopped by an armed citizen. The Crossroads mall in St. Cloud MN was actually a gun free zone, fortunately however, the signs were ignored by Jason Falconer, a firearms instructor and competition shooter, and he was able to stop the attacker before he could do any more damage. Had this attack been in New Jersey, there would have been no one there to stop him until police arrived on the scene. This is due to New Jersey's horrendous practice of requiring "justifiable need" in order to receive a permit to carry a handgun. As we all know, there is no such thing as justifiable need for the average citizen in New Jersey. The only thing that appears to satisfy justifiable need is political connections.

But after New Jersey itself was attacked on Saturday, in Seaside Heights, and today in Elizabeth and Linden does each citizen in New Jersey have justifiable need now? Our state has been attacked, by terrorists, is our fear of terrorism and desire to protect ourselves justifiable now? None of these questions should even have to be asked though, because we have a natural, civil and constitutional right to bear arms, and should not have to provide any "justifiable need" to exercise that right. New Jersey needs to adopt shall-issue concealed carry now, to finally recognize its citizens rights to defend their lives in public.

If you want to be a part of the movement to bring concealed carry to New Jersey, join NJ2AS today, and become one of the gun owners in New Jersey who is fighting back against the anti-gunners in Trenton!

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Showing 24 reactions

  • commented 2016-10-21 11:00:19 -0400
    Well our lousy politicians won’t allow it, so now what? I’m not a member yet but will be very soon. What can we do? Ugh. This is unacceptable not to have our rights.
  • commented 2016-09-28 11:35:30 -0400
    And we are still having this same dance over and over again. 30 yrs from now we will still be dancing and carrying signs instead of taking our Constitution into our own hands and sticking together and Carrying! Sorry, we can sign all the letters and scream all we want, NJ law makers don’t take us seriously and until we SHOW them what we are capable of, we won’t have it.
  • commented 2016-09-25 23:03:40 -0400
    This is the second article referred to me by NJ2A email that was misleading in it’s content (ie.in this case stating that the “hero” was a private citizen vs. other reports that he was in fact was an off duty police officer). I’m totally for CCW in NJ, but when news articles posted here distort even the smallest detail it fails to become useful in a legitimate discussion. Any distortion ruins our credibility as 2A rights proponents. Please, let’s get our facts straight so that they cannot be disputed by our detractors.
  • commented 2016-09-22 10:50:16 -0400
    Part of the reason I am leaving NJ in the next 5 yrs, I can only protect myself in my own home, on the street, at the mall, I’m on my own! I guess I’ll just hope and pray someone doesn’t rob me, or pull a gun on me! If I get robbed, the police come take my statement, write up a report, and HOPE they catch the guy! At least if I’m armed I’ll have a fighting chance.
  • commented 2016-09-21 05:41:44 -0400
    weather its terror attacks or armed robber..NJ needs to wake the hell up and give us residents what we deserve..its our right to bear arms..absolutely yes
  • commented 2016-09-20 23:27:05 -0400
    In response to Joe stating that the man was an off duty cop. You are correct, he is a rent a cop. Stay focused on the topic at hand though. The bottom line was he was carrying and if you can’t carry you can’t protect yourself, your family, or others! Because he was carrying, he was able to put an end the situation at hand. Had he not been carrying he very well could have been the next victim.
  • commented 2016-09-20 17:16:42 -0400
    Terrorism is a “justifiable need.”

    I do not believe “justifiable need” is constitutional otherwise.

    New Jersey is violating the civil rights of its citizens by using the excuse of “justifiable need” in order to infringe Second Amendment Civil Rights in New Jersey.

    There is no sense making it complicated.

    The standard and the enforcement practices in New Jersey are unconstitutional.
  • commented 2016-09-20 12:58:42 -0400
    It’s time to be aloud to protect our family’s and our selves 🇺🇸
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  • commented 2016-09-20 07:14:43 -0400
    Terrorism is a “justifiable need.”

    I do not believe “justifiable need” is constitutional otherwise.

    New Jersey is violating the civil rights of its citizens by using the excuse of “justifiable need” in order to infringe Second Amendment Civil Rights in New Jersey.

    There is no sense making it complicated.

    The standard and the enforcement practices in New Jersey are unconstitutional.
  • commented 2016-09-20 01:04:21 -0400
    New Jersey don"t won’t the concealed carry law because New Jersey has no respect for the second amendments rights of the people in this State they prefer that you submit yourself to the criminals and let them decide if they want to kill you or let you live.
  • commented 2016-09-20 00:27:32 -0400
    I shouldn’t have to pay anything to protect myself and family
  • commented 2016-09-20 00:26:00 -0400
    Real talk u need to be able to carry a concealed firearm to not only protect your self but others that won’t carry..!#
  • commented 2016-09-19 23:01:59 -0400
    Every time you step outside your door of your home there is a potential need to carry. Always better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
  • commented 2016-09-19 22:18:57 -0400
    This is nothing more than NRA propaganda. I am pro gun rights. But not in this case.
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  • commented 2016-09-19 20:59:53 -0400
    I agree with concealed carry in New Jersey but your accounts of what happened in Minn aren’t accurate. Mr Falconer was an off duty trained police officer ( which you failed to mention) so you saying that if this happened in New Jersey no one would have intervened until the police arrived wouldn’t be correct if the circumstances were the same. An off duty cop is an off duty cop.. so the terrorist in Minn wasn’t stopped by an ‘armed citizen’ as you said but by a trained police officer
  • commented 2016-09-19 20:50:32 -0400
    People of New Jersey!!! The best way for us to fight back for our safety is to elect pro gun politicians. If they are not for our procetion, we are not for their election !!
  • commented 2016-09-19 20:18:15 -0400
    The bombing in Seaside Park happened down the street from my house. But under New Jersey’s absurd Catch-22 “justifiable need,” I could not get a CCW before that incident, and now that the event is over, I have no immediate threat.
  • commented 2016-09-19 19:41:51 -0400
    James,
    NJ Politicians don’t want your type here!
    WE don’t want their type here!
  • commented 2016-09-19 19:32:29 -0400
    I am a resident of PA, not NJ, but my question is if NJ politicians wise up & the “shall issue” is passed, will that open up reciprocity with PA? I have a CCW in PA, but I frequently cross the river into NJ and I have to inconveniently leave my handgun at home.
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