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Supreme Court Side-Steps Second Amendment Again

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Supreme Court Side-Steps Second Amendment Again

Once again, the US Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in a case concerning the Second Amendment and bearing arms for self-defense outside the home.
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On Monday May 5 2014, without comment, the Court rejected the case of Drake, et al. v. Jerejian.

The case challenged New Jersey’s law regarding concealed carry.

Under that law, a person applying for a license to carry a concealed firearm must prove a “justifiable need” to even be considered, and can still be denied at the whim of local law enforcement.

The “justifiable need” provision requires that the person prove “specific threats or previous attacks demonstrating a special danger to applicant’s life that cannot be avoided by other means.” The plaintiffs in the Drake case included a man who restocks ATM money machines, a Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy, a civilian employee of the FBI, and a person who was the victim in an interstate kidnapping. All of them had been denied the right to carry by New Jersey’s system.

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