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“This case could resolve the right to carry issue not only for New Jersey, but for the entire nation,” added Scott Bach, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs. “So far the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the issue in other cases, but this case may be different due to the extreme nature of New Jersey’s law, which effectively denies law-abiding citizens their fundamental right to self-defense outside the home.”

He continued, “The petition is an exceptional piece of legal work that is well worth taking the time to read. It extensively documents the differing opinions of lower courts throughout the nation that need to be reconciled, and observes: ‘The notion that carrying handguns outside the home is ‘conduct falling outside the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee’ simply cannot be squared with Heller…[H]istory, consensus, and simple common sense do not remotely support New Jersey’s law, a relatively modern and intensely controversial regulation that exists in only a small handful of states’.”

Gottlieb, whose organization is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research and legal action group focusing on the Second Amendment, said, “It is time for the high court to clarify that the right to bear arms does not stop at someone’s front door.