NJ2AS has won another massive victory for the Second Amendment in New Jersey! The State of of New Jersey has agreed that its ban on stun guns and tasers is unconstitutional! The State of New Jersey admitted in court that their ban on tasers and stun guns is unconstitutional and has signed a consent decree that it will no longer enforce the law.
The case, NJ2AS v. Porrino, is something we have been working on for some time. Last fall, you may have seen that the State Attorney General agreed with us that the ban was unconstitutional, but now we have it in writing from them and all that we are waiting for is the judge to sign the order to make it official.
This is the first time in the history of New Jersey that the State has recognized that the Second Amendment exists! Ever...
But it gets even better, we got them to admit even more on paper...
We got the State of New Jersey to admit that:
The Second Amendment guarantees individuals a fundamental right to keep and bear arms for self-defense
The Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.
That is huge for the Second Amendment in New Jersey. Especially the last one, recognizing that the Second Amendment protects all bearable arms, not just ones which existed when the Constitution was enacted. There goes the old musket argument. It's officially moot in New Jersey.
Additionally the State agreed to pay our substantial legal fees in this case! This is what your dues and donations go towards. The more money we have, the more cases we can file to strike down New Jersey's draconian and unconstitutional gun control laws! So join or donate today and help us keep the state on defense. We need your support to make a difference in this state. No one is coming to rescue us, it is on us to fight back. Support us now by joining or donating! Remember, anyone who joins NJ2AS, renews their membership or donates $20 or more will automatically be entered into our April Giveaway for a chance to win a MODMAT-15 rifle from Modern Materiel!
Don't go out and get a taser just yet though, the order grants the state 180 days to repeal the laws and come up with any regulations they may deem necessary regarding the sale and carrying of tasers. NJ2AS and its legal team is ready if they try any funny business though.
We would like to thank our attorneys Stephen Stamboulieh, Alan Beck, and Ryan Watson for the extraordinary work they did on the case and for Second Amendment supporters in New Jersey. Without our awesome legal team this would not have been possible!