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After the tragic murder and carjacking of Dustin Friedman right before Christmas at the Short Hills Mall in NJ, many are starting to question NJ laws gun controls, which are some of the strictest in the country and questioning whether these strict gun control laws may actually be putting more citizens at risk, while having little affect on crime.
While NJ residents can apply for Permit to Carry Handgun, the large majority is denied because they cannot prove justifiable need. The ability to carry a handgun for self-defense is extremely important, but no less important than the right to possess your legally owned handguns while traveling.
Frank Fiamingo, President of NJ Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) joins us to discuss the issue of conceal carry in NJ and the "friend of the Court" brief filed by the NJ2AS filed on October 1, 2013 challenging New Jersey's "justifiable need" requirement to obtain a Permit to Carry a Handgun. The Plaintiff, Richard Pantano, is being represented by Evan Nappen, noted civil rights attorney and close friend and supporter of NJ2AS.
Will Permit to Carry be a reality in NJ, and will law abiding citizens be able to exercise their right to not only defend themselves outside the home but to lawfully carry their handgun outside their home?
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