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We Win Again

Posted on the 26 January 2012 by Mikeb302000
This is an encouraging trend.  Hooray for a rational judiciary that pushes back against conservative activist judges and justices.  This judge has it precisely correct, good for him! (bold, large type my emphasis - DG)
From the PR Newswire, United Business Media:

SAF, ANJRPC Will Appeal New Jersey Right-to-carry Ruling

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation and Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs will appeal a federal judge's ruling Friday that "the Second Amendment does not include a general right to carry handguns outside the home."
Federal Judge William H. Walls, a Clinton appointee, dismissed a case filed by both organizations challenging New Jersey's handgun carry laws, which have all but eliminated the right to self-defense with a firearm outside the home.
"The Second Amendment Foundation and ANJRPC are prepared to take this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where SAF has already won a landmark case defending the rights of gun owners," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb.
In upholding the New Jersey law, which effectively denies the right to carry a firearm for self-defense outside the home, Judge Walls wrote "the protection of citizens from potentially lethal force is compelling."....  

It turns out the state of New Jersey sees it as a reasonable limitation that carry should be on the basis of need, a premise with which I heartily agree.  There are individuals who have a legitimate need to carry; the rest of us do not, and we are more in need from protection FROM those who wish to carry without a genuine justification than we can expect protection BY them.

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