Time to Wake Up, New Jersey!

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In a press release dated 03/05/2012, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) stated “MARYLAND RULING A ‘HUGE VICTORY’ FOR SECOND AMENDMENT”.

It seems the federal court in Maryland has said that a person’s 2nd Amendment Right extends past their front door, and that citizens may not be required to offer a “good and substantial reason” for obtaining a Concealed Carry permit! U.S. District Court Judge Benson Everett Legg noted, “In addition to self-defense, the (Second Amendment) right was also understood to allow for militia membership and hunting. To secure these rights, the Second Amendment‘s protections must extend beyond the home: neither hunting nor militia training is a household activity, and ‘self-defense’ has to take place wherever a person happens to be.” Also in Judge Legg’s statement: “Concealed Carry statutes are so discretionary in nature as to be arbitrary do not pass constitutional muster.” “A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights,” Judge Legg wrote. “The right’s existence is all the reason he needs.”

As Corey Vaughan stated in his Facebook post, Judge Benson Everett Legg is a George HW Bush appointee. Now do you New Jersey 2nd Amendment supporters understand why we were trying to get all of you out to vote last November? When this changes Maryland laws on Concealed Carry, and it will, New Jersey will follow shortly thereafter. If the 2nd Amendment supporters had gotten off of their collective asses and voted in November, when every legislative seat was up for grabs, we could now be looking at a favorable legislature instead of a mostly anti-gun legislature who could possibly be tasked with completely rewriting theNew Jersey gun laws.

If we (the 2A community) stand by and let this happen again this November, several things may happen. Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton could (and most likely will) push to have the United Nations Small Arms Treaty signed, President Obama will have a chance to insert one or more anti 2nd Amendment Supreme Court Judges. If the latter happens you can say goodbye to any hope of seeing our 2nd Amendment dream come true for possibly the next 10-15 years. If the Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gets her UN Small Arms Treaty signed we can kiss our 2nd Amendment goodbye forever!

Please copy this link into your browser window and read the treaty carefully. I know that November is still eight months away, but we need to start lining up our offense now. Tell everyone you know who is 2nd Amendment friendly to register and vote in November.