Governor Murphy’s message yesterday was clear and unambiguous; that he is no friend of law-abiding gun owners in NJ.
“Today my office has begun taking steps to make our state’s handgun carry rules consistent with long-settled legal precedent,” Attorney General Grewal said. “Our ultimate goal is to solidify New Jersey’s handgun permitting rule language in its prior form – as advocated by the Legislature, and consistent with two prior decisions rendered by the State’s highest court. New Jersey’s law should be clear – private citizens should not be able to carry weapons based on mere generalized fear.”
Governor Murphy today also doubled down on his commitment to fight federal concealed-carry reciprocity legislation that passed the House of Representatives in December 2017. If enacted, that legislation would force New Jersey and other states to honor concealed-carry permits issued outside of their borders– even if those states have lower standards or no standards for concealed-carry. New Jersey is one of ten states that currently does not honor concealed-carry permits issued out of state.
“The notion that we would have to be subjected to the lowest common denominator is reprehensible,” Governor Murphy said. “Forcing our state to comply with the standards of other states undermines our law, makes our people less safe, and makes it more difficult for the brave women and men in New Jersey law enforcement to do their jobs safely and effectively. Attorney General Grewal and I remain committed to fighting any federal regulations that could exacerbate the gun epidemic.”
Given that our new Governor enjoys around-the-clock, armed security courtesy of us, the taxpayers, it seems quite hypocritical for him to be so dismissive of our right to self-defense.
Please contact Governor Murphy’s office and respectfully let him know that you do not approve of his attack on the law-abiding gun owners of the State of NJ.