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Senator Edward Durr Senator Edward Durr (R-3)
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June 23, 2022
Following U.S. Supreme Court Ruling, Durr Urges Passage of His Bill to Allow Safe Concealed Carry

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Says His Legislation Would Eliminate Justifiable Need Requirement that Was Found Unconstitutional

Following a ruling by the United States Supreme Court today that struck down New York’s restrictive concealed carry law, Senator Ed Durr called for the passage of his bill to allow the safe concealed carry of guns in New Jersey in a manner that passes constitutional muster.

Following a ruling by the United States Supreme Court that struck down New York’s restrictive concealed carry law, Sen. Ed Durr called for the passage of his bill to allow the safe concealed carry of guns in New Jersey in a manner that passes constitutional muster. (Wikimedia Commons)

“New Jersey’s extremely restrictive concealed carry law is clearly unconstitutional for the same reason that New York’s law was just struck down by the Supreme Court,” said Durr (R-3). “I have proposed eliminating the justifiable need requirement from our concealed carry law that the United States Supreme Court said violates the Second Amendment. Further, I have proposed requiring comprehensive training to ensure that those who would carry in public are well versed in the safe handling, use, and care of their firearms.”

Durr sponsors S-1801, which requires an applicant for a permit to carry a handgun to complete 18 hours of comprehensive training in the use, handling, and maintenance of handguns.

Under the bill, this training would replace the justifiable need requirement established by current law that is unquestionably unconstitutional following today’s ruling.

“If legislative Democrats refuse to act proactively and responsibly as I have proposed to fix our unconstitutional concealed carry law, it’s clear they will be forced to by the courts,” Durr concluded.

Related Facebook Post:
https://www.facebook.com/SenatorDurr/posts/159224686666829

Related Tweet:
https://twitter.com/senatenj/status/1540006350767509504

Website Post:
https://www.senatenj.com/index.php/durr/following-u-s-supreme-court-ruling-durr-urges-passage-of-his-bill-to-allow-safe-concealed-carry/57654