19 states: Wyoming,?Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia have joined John Drake in his lawsuit to uphold Second Amendment rights in New Jersey.
Drake runs an ATM servicing business and carries large amounts of cash, making him vulnerable to robbery attempts, and wants to carry a weapon as protection.
Drake joined in an existing lawsuit filed by a New Jersey pet shop owner who was kidnapped and savagely beaten, yet also had been denied a gun-carry permit. That man dropped out of the case when his permit for a weapon was approved.
“It seems unreasonable to me to have to wait until you’re beaten up or shot at to get a permit,” Drake told New Jersey’s?Star-Ledger
In addition to the coalition of states, there are numerous members of Congress and pro-2nd Amendment groups who have joined the effort to restore 2nd Amendment rights in New Jersey. ? Check out?Bold Departure’s synopsis of several?amicus?briefs filed in this effort.
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