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Good News For Gun Buyers In Jersey City

Friday, December 5, 2008 1 comments

A state appeals court today struck down a controversial Jersey City law seeking to limit the number of handguns people can buy. Jersey City tried to limit people of purchursing only one handgun per 30 days. The unanimous appeals panel said Jersey City exceeded its authority and didn't have a right to enact a local law since state law already regulates the sale of handguns.

"All Jersey City's law did was stop people who have gotten a permit, including a background check by police, from buying guns. It impacts only law abiding citizens. Criminals don't buy their guns from dealers."

Yet this isn't necessarily a victory for gun supporters. The decision was based on the City's authority not on people's rights.

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1 comments: to “ Good News For Gun Buyers In Jersey City so far...

  • MikeT December 5, 2008 at 3:36 PM
     

    That's the way that it is in Virginia, as well. The state doesn't even let it get to that level of philosophical debate anymore with gun control. The state simply tells local governments to shut up, get in line and don't even think about passing local gun ordinances.

    Personally, I think that the state constitution should say that police cannot carry any weapon in official capacity that is inaccessible to unlicensed gun owners.

 
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