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For 1st Time NJs Higher Court Applies Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Website ^ | 6/22/2012 | Ammoland

Posted on 06/22/2012 6:33:24 PM PDT by Revtwo

For the first time in New Jersey legal history, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court has applied the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment Right to “Keep and Bear Arms” to order the return of an individual’s seized firearms and gun license.

The case was argued on appeal by the law firm of Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law P.C. of Eatontown, NJ. The 33 page formal brief was written by Louis P. Nappen, Esq. in which every point of argument raised on appeal was affirmed by the Court in its decision.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; gun; nj

1 posted on 06/22/2012 6:33:33 PM PDT by Revtwo
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To: Revtwo

This is an incredible shot in the arm for NJ gun rights, which had been struggling along on life support for decades.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 6:38:04 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mvpel

So what does this mean for me as a resident in nj?


3 posted on 06/22/2012 6:41:23 PM PDT by chevydude26
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To: chevydude26

For the moment, it appears that it has invalidated New Jersey’s “safe storage” (aka “safe home invaders”) law.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 7:08:27 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Revtwo

'bout friggin time!

5 posted on 06/22/2012 7:50:48 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Vader! This constant bickering is pointless!)
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To: Revtwo
BUMP & a BANG!
6 posted on 06/22/2012 8:08:42 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Calpernia; Malsua; dead; nj26; OldFriend; Clemenza; ...
BANG!
7 posted on 06/22/2012 8:43:24 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: chevydude26
It halts The Garden State's incremental erosion of 2nd Amendment rights. It said to the state: you cannot tell people what to do with their firearms in their home.

The Heller decision might very well go down as the most important 2nd Amendment court decision in the last 100 years.

8 posted on 06/22/2012 9:10:48 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Revtwo
For the first time in New Jersey legal history, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court has applied the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment Right to “Keep and Bear Arms” to order the return of an individual’s seized firearms and gun license.

They're sharpening the ice skates in hell as we speak.

9 posted on 06/22/2012 9:37:37 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Revtwo

I can’t believe Christie allowed this to happen!

(Yes I can; he isn’t perfect, but he is right of center, which is more than we here in NJ could have ever hoped for)


10 posted on 06/22/2012 11:19:40 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Pharmboy
Pharmboy said: "The Heller decision might very well go down as the most important 2nd Amendment court decision in the last 100 years. "

I think there is very little doubt that Heller deserves to be in at least a tie for first place.

Sharing first place is the infamous Miller decision of 1939. The District Court agreed with Miller's lawyer that the Second Amendment protected Miller's possession of a short-barreled shotgun and dismissed the case. On a direct appeal the Supreme Court reversed and remanded the case, creating a burden on a person to somehow prove the usefulness of his arms to the goals of a Militia.

Later rulings completely mis-stated the Miller decision and created the "collective right" nonsense which prevailed for almost three-quarters of a century.

11 posted on 06/23/2012 12:23:14 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: kearnyirish2
(Yes I can; he isn’t perfect, but he is right of center, which is more than we here in NJ could have ever hoped for)

If he's right of center the center is so far left of me it's scary.

12 posted on 06/23/2012 1:18:20 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: mvpel

More like a resurrection from the dead.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 4:20:40 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Revtwo

Good start. But if it winds up before the State Supreme Court, the “justices” there rewrite statutes as they choose,are very imaginative in interpreting the law, and perhaps, are the most uniquely least qualified from a bench perspective, to render Constitutional decisions. In short, they are a collection of attorneys who are political hacks and rabid liberals.

We shall see.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 4:30:52 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Revtwo


15 posted on 06/23/2012 4:39:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: OneWingedShark

Unless you lived in the pre-Christie NJ you wouldn’t understand.


16 posted on 06/23/2012 10:56:54 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

You do know that Christie was for the AR-15 ban in the 1990’s, don’t you?


17 posted on 06/23/2012 11:10:20 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: kearnyirish2

You do know that Christie was for the AR-15 ban in the 1990’s, don’t you?


18 posted on 06/23/2012 11:10:34 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: kearnyirish2
Unless you lived in the pre-Christie NJ you wouldn’t understand.

Yes; I'm saying I don't understand.

19 posted on 06/23/2012 11:26:32 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m living in 2012; what has Christie done in the last decade?


20 posted on 06/24/2012 3:26:08 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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