New Jersey Right To Carry
  • Petitioned Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver

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Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver
Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver
Assemblywoman
Alison McHose
Asssemblywoma
Carloine Casagrande
Assemblyman
Anthony Bucco Jr.
Assemblyman
Charles Mainor
Assemblyman
Gilbert Wilson
Assemblyman
Sean Connors
Assemblyman
Joe Cryan
Assemblyman
Greg McGuckin
Assemblyman
Erik Peterson
Assemblyman
David Rible
Senator
Christopher Bateman
Senator
James Holzapfel
Senator
Steven Sweeney
Senator
Linda Greenstein
Senator
Jeff Van Drew
Senator
Michael Doherty
Senator
Donald Norcross
Senator
Anthony Bucco Sr.
Senator
Kevin O'toole
Assemblyman
Sean Kean
Assemblyman
Daniel Bensen
Assemblyman
Jon Bramnick
Assemblyman
Michael Patrick Carroll
Assemblyman
Nelson Albano
Assemblywoman
Bonnie Watson Coleman
New Jersey Governor
New Jersey State Senate
New Jersey State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie
New Jersey-035
State Sen. Nellie Pou
New Jersey
Sen. Robert Menendez
New Jersey
Sen. Cory Booker

New Jersey Right To Carry

    1. Petition by

      NJ Citizens

      Manahawkin, NJ

The "Citizens' Protection Act," revises and simplifies the procedures for securing a permit to carry a handgun in the State of New Jersey.

Under the provisions of the bill, an applicant for a permit to carry a handgun would be entitled to that permit so long as he can demonstrate competence with a firearm and is not statutorily disqualified. To demonstrate that competence, the applicant would be required to include, as part of his application for the permit, copy indicating his successful completion of a firearms safety or training course or class offered by a law enforcement agency, an educational institution, the military, or the National Rifle Association. An applicant who holds a permit to carry is deemed competent and need not submit such evidence.

Among the disqualifications set forth in the bill are the statutory disabilities which currently prohibit an individual from obtaining either a permit to purchase a handgun or a firearms purchaser identification card: A crime involving controlled substances; a condition involving chronic and habitual alcoholic or drug abuse; or some other physical or mental condition or disease which would make it unsafe for the individual to obtain a permit to carry a handgun.

The bill also extends the term during which a permit to carry remains valid. At present, a permit to carry remains valid for two years; under this bill, a permit would be valid for five years.

Finally, the bill deletes subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:39-2 which provided that with regard to any firearm permit or license, an individual was deemed to be in violation of the law "until he establishes the contrary." This approach is inconsistent with traditional American legal jurisprudence and, therefore, should be ended.

In its current form, the law governing the issuance of permits to carry a handgun requires an applicant to demonstrate to the Superior Court a justifiable need" in order to obtain such a permit. The court's interpretation of what constitutes a "justifiable need" makes it virtually impossible for citizens of New Jersey to obtain permits to carry.

For the reasons stated above, and because the fundamental right to keep and bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution, we petition the Legislature of the State of New Jersey to pass this legislation as quickly as possible.

Thank you.

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    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    3. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    4. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    5. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    6. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    7. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    8. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    9. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    10. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    11. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    12. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    13. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    14. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    15. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    16. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    17. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    18. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    19. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    20. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    21. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    22. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    23. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    24. Decision-maker Michael Patrick Carroll responds:

      Michael Patrick Carroll

      Thank you very much for favoring me with your E-mail on the issue of “shall issue” or “concealed carry.”

      Since taking my seat in the General Assembly 16 years ago, I have faithfully reintroduced this proposal every single year. Prior...


    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Kevin Manning BURLINGTON, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      A citizens deserves to be educated and equipped to protect him or herself from harm when police are not within a safe distance. That safe distance that can save his or her life.

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    • Anthony Stella CLIFTON, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      This is my fundamental right.

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    • Frank Harrold GIBBSTOWN, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      There is too much crime today that could be altered if citizens of NJ were able to carry.

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    • James Martinez VINELAND, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I was an officer and feel that it is necessary to carry as I often find myself in the path of somebody that was previously incarcerated.

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    • Peter May WEST CALDWELL, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Ccw should not be impossible for good US citizens

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