New Jersey Serviceman Denied Gun Even After Dire Circumstances Presented

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States that implement unconstitutional gun legislation, like California and New Jersey, are bastions of criminal activity. They have been known to hamper law-abiding citizens in their quest to carry a gun for protection. Even service members are now forced to beg the state for permission, but even with dire circumstances presented, they are being denied their right to carry.

New Jersey demands that, in order for a citizen to carry a gun, a “justifiable need” must be presented to the government for approval. Although an unconstitutional law, a service member in the state of New Jersey complied and submitted his forms for approval to carry a gun.

 Lt. Col. Terry S. Russell

Lt. Col. Terry S. Russell

However, Lt. Col. Terry S. Russell was denied his right by the state. Why would a member of the armed forces be denied a gun permit? According to the state of New Jersey, threats of terrorism at the facility where he works do not warrant self-protection.

We all know New Jersey is a bleeding-heart liberal cesspool of idiotic gun legislation, but documented threats of terrorism should have been enough reason to get the ridiculous permit in the Garden state. Russell is more than qualified to carry a loaded gun. He is a 27-year U.S. Army soldier and holds a senior position at the Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton. The fact that he is knowledgeable and the Picatinny Arsenal has been under the threat of terrorism was not enough to warrant the man self-protection.

In the denial letter, Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus said Russell was unable to demonstrate “justifiable need” because there had been no specific attacks or threats made directly on him, but only against the facility as a whole. Considering that Russell has been “vetted through the Department of Defense security office every five years for the past 25 years” to have Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance and an attachment to his application showed that he already holds a concealed carry permit in the state of Texas, New Jersey’s decision is beyond absurd.

This is an example of blatant tyranny, an infringement on a constitutional right. No person should have to beg the government for permission to protect their own lives, especially from terrorists. No person should have to pay to buy back their rights from the government.

Self-protection is a natural right. One can only hope Russell will engage in some form of civil disobedience for the sake of his own life.

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