GOAL Joins Amicus Brief Challenging Draconian New Jersey Carry Law
NORTHBOROUGH, MA – Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) joined other state associations filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court. The case is Rogers v. Grewel and is challenging New Jersey’s “justifiable need” standard for acquiring a carry permit.
The court challenge originated when Mr. Rogers was denied a carry permit by his local police chief. Even though Rogers carries large amounts of cash to provide service to ATM machines, the chief decided that there were no specific threats and thus no justifiable need.
“It is amazing that we still have states that want to discourage lawful citizens from choosing how they protect themselves”, said Jim Wallace Executive Director of GOAL. “With the majority of the nation going in the opposite direction, states like New Jersey that cling to their bigotry towards gun owners and self-defense will likely only change when forced to by our highest court.”
It is GOAL’s hope that the nation’s highest court will continue to hand down decisions forcing states to recognize our Second Amendment civil rights and the critical basic human right of defending ourselves. We look forward to a positive outcome in court.