Jersey City seeks too much info on gun permit applications, appellate court rules | sourced from NJ.com

Mayor Steven "Mike" Fulop, Democrat, USMC Veteran and ... has never been seen in the same room at the same time as pajama boy.  Curious coincidence??
Mayor Steven “Mike” Fulop, Democrat, USMC Veteran and one of Bloomberg’s gun-grabbing mayoral sycophants. Perhaps he has forgotten his USMC oath.  Additionally, Mike has never been seen in the same room at the same time as pajama boy.  Curious coincidence??

Jersey City veered outside of its authority when it devised gun permit applications that required “…substantially more…” information than state law allows, an appeals court has ruled.

The information sought by the city includes license plate numbers, prior employers and waivers authorizing the release of “any and all information” to police, information that is not required by state statute or by New Jersey State Police’s own application, the court ruled.

We do not conclude in this decision that Jersey City’s inquiries were unreasonable or made in bad faith,…” reads the 21-page ruling, released today. “However, the Legislature or the Superintendent of the State Police must authorize any requirement or condition for issuance of a handgun permit that goes beyond the terms of the statute and the State Police.

The ruling stems from a case involving Michael McGovern, who sought in 2012 to purchase two handguns.  The city denied McGovern’s permit, citing three arrests in Florida and “other – Good Repute.”  McGovern had declined to provide some information to the city, calling his refusal “…a matter of principle in pursuing his constitutional and statutory rights,…” according to the ruling.

McGovern said the three Florida arrests, for minor offenses between 2000 and 2002, did not result in any convictions. Continue reading

NH gunowner, not shooter, may be liable | Concord Monitor

In a case attorneys say has no precedent in New Hampshire, a federal appeals court is weighing whether the owner of a handgun used to kill three people at a Conway military surplus shop in July 2007 could be held liable for their murders.

Lawrence Secord didn’t do enough to secure the .22-caliber handgun he kept at his camp in Wentworth Location, enabling his grandson, Michael Woodbury, to steal it and open fire in the Army Barracks store several days later, according to a lawsuit brought by the mother of one of the victims.

A federal judge decided Secord didn’t have a duty to store his gun in a different manner, citing the circumstances of the case – that Woodbury had broken into Secord’s cabin – and a New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling that individuals ordinarily can’t be held liable for crimes committed by others. Continue reading

NJ Governor Christie Shows his Anti-Gun-Owner Hand | Before It’s News

“I believe that each state should have the right to make firearms laws as they see fit. I don’t believe it’s right for the federal government to get into the middle of this and decide firearms laws for the people of the state of New Jersey.”

via NJ Governor Christie Shows his Anti-Gun-Owner Hand | Before It’s News.

House passes interstate handgun carry reciprocity | The Volokh Conspiracy

By a vote of 272 to 154. (The vote on the motion to recommit was 161 to 263). On the final vote, 44 Democrats voted in favor, and 7 Republicans voted against. H.R. 822 now goes to the Senate. In the previous Congress, a broader bill on interstate carry was narrowly defeated by a filibuster led by Sen. Charles Schumer. Of course whether the bill ever comes up for a vote in the Senate is up to Majority Leader Harry Reid.

In September, I testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, in support of the bill. My testimony focused mainly on the Congress’s constitutional authority to pass the bill under the powers granted by section 5 of the 14th Amendment. Among the explicit purposes of the 14th Amendment was to give Congress the power to enact legislation protecting the right to interstate travel, which is one of the Privileges or Immunities of citizens of the United States. My written testimony is here. A video of the subcommittee hearing is here [Enigma note: this testimony is a MUST WATCH] …

via The Volokh Conspiracy » House passes interstate handgun carry reciprocity.