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  1. NJ also signed a brief for the NY case. Here is one horror story about a NJ physician trying to get a CCW and was denied. Dr. Joseph A. Racanelli is a physician and maintains offices in New Jersey and New York. He is on-call for emergency trauma and responds to hospitals at various hours. On or about May 8, 2013, in Newark, New Jersey, he was walking alone on a Newark street when gunmen chased him until he threw his vehicle keys and bag to them. His vehicle was taken and, although recovered the next day, personal items he had in his bag and/or his vehicle were not recovered. The items included his identification cards, driver's license, equipment, medications, a substantial amount of cash, and his laptop, which contained personal information. In the Matter of the Application for a Permit to Carry a Handgun Filed by Joseph A. Racanelli, 2015 WL 3843562, *1 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2015). In support of his application for a permit to carry a handgun, Dr. Racanelli explained that, given the gangs in Newark and the loss of his items with his home address as a result of the 2013 robbery, he feared for his and his family's safety at home. He noted that there had been suspicious incidents related to his Newark office and these included people entering his office who did not fit the description of patients he would expect and telephone callers asking when he would be in the office. Id. at *2. Dr. Racanelli’s permit application was denied. Both the Chief of Police and the Superior Court Judge that heard his appeal found that Dr. Racanelli had not shown that he had “justifiable need” to obtain a permit to carry a handgun.
  2. This case is heating up fast. Here's the latest brief from the Independent Women's Law Center. There must be 40 briefs to support it. The latest is from a group not usually associated with firearms. Even a governor sent a brief. www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/20/20-843/184501/20210721131443123_IWLC%20Amicus%20Brief.pdf There was another brief from a Black Rights Group, but inside of it was this brief account by Mary Thomas (mother of Isaiah Thomas). This scheme would almost certainly deny a concealed carry license to someone like Mary Thomas, mother of basketball legend Isaiah Thomas, who raised her family in the housing projects of Chicago’s west side. See Nicholas Johnson, Negroes and the Gun, at 333-334 (Prometheus Books 2014). Mary battled “the gang culture that has captured and destroyed so many black boys.” Id. at 333. “he refused to cede the problem or the solution to some local bureaucrat or some far-off federal program.” Id. Instead, Mary chose to protect her family from the street violence that plagued her community by using the threat of violence. When the thugs came after her boys, they were answered by the dangerous end of Mary’s shotgun and her warning, There’s only one gang here and that’s the Thomas gang.”
  3. This was in the NRA-ILA, nice hearing about some house members sticking up for it. www.nraila.org/articles/20210720/nra-ila-applauds-rep-claudia-tenney-and-us-house-of-representatives-amicus-brief-supporting-second-amendment-case-before-supreme-court Darn I just checked and there are 220 Republicans in the House. You'd think Claudia would have got more than 175 signers only!
  4. Well I read most of the docket for the NYSRPA and this is another case like last time when NYC got the state to change the law while leaving the NYC law intact. Well it appears that a judge was creating artificial "restricted licenses" by writing 'Hunting & Target' on the permit. I don't think that members of SCOTUS will let that maneuver pull the wool over their eyes, especially considering what NYC did last time.
  5. Now we got a real case before SCOTUS. Not like 2 years ago when they rejected even designating hearing those 8 cases. Now the NY Rifle case has been granted certiorari! That means that have to hear it and make a real decision one way or the other. If a majority passes it Cuomo will be really upset. Even if the head justice votes against it we should still have a majority. Now it is a bit of reading from both sides 160 pages! You can search online for some abbreviated stories. Plus that will help the NJ may/shall issue case before the court. www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/20/20-843/183836/20210713165345228_NYSRPA%20v.%20Corlett%20Joint%20Appendix%20Corlett__final.pdf
  6. Well here is the the 1st salvo by Garland to screw with NJ citizen's gun rights. https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/20/20-812/172156/20210317141108409_Folajtar Opp 3.16.pdf
  7. Let's not forget on this one that a WOMAN was murdered due to NJ pokey gun laws. This is the year of the woman right? Last year when the court blew off the 8 gun cases but they were not all from NJ! There are 4 on their way to SCOTUS and by the end of the year there might be 4 more. The weight of those cases from one state will have to create some judicial thought. Will they be able to continue to fail to affirm every case?
  8. Well here is the latest update on this case. They are going for all the marbles. Here's a link. If you don't want to read all 22 pages, just go to page 19 where they lay it all out in our kind of language. https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18703496/mazahreh-v-grewal/
  9. A family friend from NJ just inherited some registered firearms from an older relative in NM that just died. He wants to bring them to NJ, but I'm worried he may just get a U-Haul to truck them to our state. The deceased relative purchased them legally. Should I tell him that he should just have them shipped FFL to FFL? John
  10. I had to show this wagon because one of my friend's father had one, although not in the condition below. I remember he asked to take us for a ride on RT 287 in NJ in the mid '70s. At that time going up towards Bedminster was still pretty light in traffic, especially after working hours. Well 3 or 4 of us were trying to find a polite way of declining because what teenager wanted to tool around in a station wagon. They weren't cool. Well we learned a thing or two about engines, especially when he opened it up on the Interstate! I couldn't believe a stodgy, heavy wagon could move like that! 1969 Chevrolet Kingswood 427 Station wagons are not usually thought of as muscle-cars, but the Kingswood deserves the label as it is a proper pavement punisher. In 1969, if you were picky with the options packages, you could order the big family truckster with the 427 cubic-inch Turbo-Jet V8, pushing 390-horsepower through a four-speed manual transmission. With all the kids strapped in, and despite weighing more than all the moons of Jupiter, the Kingswood could achieve a 0-60 mph time of 7.2 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 15.6 seconds. That’s not bad for a wagon the size of Texas designed for family hauling. "And some like two guns. But one's all you need if you can use it..." - Shane I have to repeat something. We're talking a station wagon off the line, not one of these one-offs that were made for racing by the car companies. "0-60 mph time of 7.2 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 15.6 seconds." Remember in 1969 the Kawasaki Mach III 500 had these numbers. It packed 50 odd HP and 12 second quarter mile times into a $999 package! www.cycleworld.com/sport-rider/1969-kawasaki-mach-iii-500/
  11. Well it seems that they just got a case to go to District Court with carry. The NRA is taking some certified instructor that wanted a CCR but was turned down. I don't know why we just don't go straight to SCOTUS, because we know the district and circuit courts will turn the case down. I would love NJ to one of the 1st new shall states with our new SCOTUS majority. :)
  12. You know I'm agreeing with you. Right now the Court is split 4-4 and Roberts has to break ties to pass conservative opinions. I guess he's waiting for Ginsburg to go on permanent retirement, so Trump can appoint another Conservative Justice so he's not responsible to break ties.
  13. I am so pissed off at Alito. A military man and was in the law enforcement too. He's from Hamilton, NJ and voted for Heller, etc. Why did he screw us over with the Rogers case? I expected the lib side to screw us but Alito?
  14. Now I have another question that I asked a few lawyers. Even with the wishy-washy attitudes of Justice Roberts we still have 4 Conservative Justices on the Court. Sounds like those gun cases in conference for certiorari should be able to get out of conference.
  15. That is my sincere hope. I hope that they pick Rogers v Gurwal. That involves a Governor and an AG. But Cheeseman v Polillo only involves a Police Chief and a Judge. It might be easier.
  16. Well this happened after Heller. I think this meant something, even if it wasn't as strong as we wanted. We have to consider what happens to other states and not just us. The US Supreme Court of the United States decided District of Columbia v. Heller, establishing for the first time that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteed an individual right to keep and bear arms in defense of oneself. From that point on, more states adopted Constitutional carry policies, and the last "no-issue" holdouts gave way. In 2010, Arizona became the third state (after Alaska and Vermont) to permit constitutional carry. In 2011, Wyoming became the fourth Constitutional carry state. Also in 2011, Wisconsin was the 49th state to legally abandon a "no-issue" policy, adopting instead a "shall-issue" policy. (Other states remained "no-issue" in practice, but not in law.) That same year, Iowa changed its "may-issue" policy to become "shall issue." In 2013, Arkansas became an ambiguously Constitutional-carry state, a position that was further solidified with a precedent set in 2018 in Taff v State of Arkansas. Briefly, this case considered a person suspected of stealing from a convenience store who, upon interview, was found to be carrying a concealed firearm and charged with carrying unlawfully. The charge was dismissed, as the defendant had not used the firearm unlawfully, nor had demonstrated intent to do so. The court held that simply carrying a concealed firearm by a person not otherwise prohibited is not a criminal act. 2013 also marked the last of the 50 states to abandon a "no-issue" policy when Illinois began a "shall-issue" policy. In 2015, two states, Maine and Kansas, adopted forms of Constitutional carry. In 2016, four states adopted some form of Constitutional carry: Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, and West Virginia. In 2017, two more states adopted Constitutional carry, North Dakota and New Hampshire. On January 31, 2019, newly elected South Dakota governor Kristi Noem signed a bill into law that makes South Dakota a constitutional carry state. The first law signed by her administration, the law goes into effect on July 1, 2019.
  17. Dirty, Thanks for the best answer for logical discussion. However one advantage we now have is the 3rd Circuit is no longer a Liberal dominated Court, thanks to Trump it is a Conservative dominated Court now. That also means that if a case gets sent back to them they could vote in a Conservative way. Mr. Stu, your point is only valid since McDonald, what about before? You mean from the 1940's nobody complained about not having the right to keep and bear arms. PeteF, Were they useless when they passed Heller & McDonald? Actually the Court can have original jurisdiction in a number of cases. I believe the point I made is covered by the underlined section, if a number of NJ Citizens complained about our Constitution leaving out their 2nd Amendment rights. Section 2 1: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;—to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;—to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;—to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;—to Controversies between two or more States;—between a State and Citizens of another State;10 —between Citizens of different States, —between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
  18. What I've always wondered is why the SCOTUS hasn't done something about NJ's Constitution. I've read the whole thing, and nowhere does it mention the right of New Jerseyans to keep and bear arms. So we have been without our full rights from the getgo.
  19. I have a friend from MD that has been telling me about Cumberland and I will be heading there. I haven't shot at 600 yards since I was last at my vacation (for a few days) club in northwest PA, Ridgway Rifle Club in Ridgway, PA. They have a 1,000 yard long range Varmint facility. Thanks for reminding me about Millville. I need a place where I can shoot my Shiloh Sharps #3 Sporter in .45-70 with a 30" barrel. It also gives me a chance to hit Union Lake!
  20. I was only 15 minutes or so from CJR&C, but I was hardly ever there due to my illness. As soon as my wife lets me out of the house, I'll be heading over to Range 14.
  21. One of my favorite events is CB Lever Action Silhouette. Sadly most of the NJ ranges don't offer it. But I found one across the river, Falls Twp. in PA. And you don't even have to be a member.
  22. As much as I hate Murphy, he's only one. The real problems are the State Legislature in the North (where most of the violence is) who refuse to acknowledge that guns in the hands of non-felons (most of us) do not cause crime.
  23. I just found out that the military personnel do not run the FB site. It is a civilian. She gets info from the base. I am also apologizing if any of my comments appeared as critical of the military at Fort Dix.
  24. Just some advice to anybody calling up Range 14 or the FB message page, DON'T! When we hear from the higher command we will tell you. They are getting a little snippy if you ask me. Reminds me of the story my father told me about MacArthur and Truman flying around an airport waiting for the other to land. The civilian President had to remind Doug who was in charge.
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