Strict Gun Control Measures Passed by New Jersey Governor

Crackdowns on gun rights have been a prevailing theme in 2022. Just earlier this year, the gun control lobby managed to get credit card companies to agree to the separate categorization of firearms and related purchases.

The argument has been made that because of mass shootings, limiting access to guns, in general, is the way to go. Meanwhile, advocates of gun rights have pointed out that punishing law-abiding gun owners for the deeds of criminals is wrong.

Nevertheless, blue states are moving full steam ahead to get gun control measures passed whenever possible. Recent legislation signed by New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is living proof of this, according to Politico.

A Closer Look at New Jersey’s Latest Gun Control Measures

In New Jersey’s anti-gun legislation exists a mandate for anyone carrying a pistol in public to also purchase liability insurance. On top of that, the bill lists libraries, daycare centers, public transportation hubs, and even certain private properties as places where one may not carry guns.

Getting a concealed carry permit is also increasingly more challenging under this anti-gun legislation. Target training, in-person classes, online classes, and an application for a handgun permit are each mandatory.

Unsurprisingly, conservatives and supporters of gun rights are pushing back against these latest gun control measures in New Jersey. Second Amendment advocates are already fighting this legislation in court, deeming it as unconstitutional.

Bad News for New Jersey Residents

Gov. Murphy has been slammed for passing new gun control measures at the same time that crime is skyrocketing in the state.

These rising crime rates make it all the more critical for people to be able to defend themselves. Ultimately, the new gun control measures in New Jersey only ensure that law-abiding citizens have more hoops to jump through when trying to excerise their Second Amendment rights.

Murphy’s legislation is not going to deter criminals who are willing to steal firearms or purchase them on the black market. By definition, criminals do not adhere to gun control laws.

If gun rights advocates and conservatives win in court and get Murphy’s legislation overturned, this will be a victory for New Jersey residents everywhere. Until then, law-abiding citizens are going to be increasingly more vulnerable in their efforts to protect themselves.

In 2023, it is very likely that more blue states will attempt to pass stricter gun control measures. This will undoubtedly lead to additional lawsuits from supporters of gun rights and Republicans.

What are your thoughts about the recent gun control restrictions passed in New Jersey? Do you believe these restrictions will ultimately survive the court system?

In the comments area down below, you are more than welcome to let us know how you believe all of this will turn out.

This article appeared in The Conservative Brief and has been published here with permission.