John Drake a Sussex County man is getting support by the NRA (National Rifle Association) on his lawsuit seeking a permit to carry his firearm outside of his home.
The national lobbying group stated it was backing Drake’s lawsuit with a forthcoming amicus brief, in support of Second-Amendment rights in New Jersey. Drake, and other plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit, petitioned last month to have their case heard in the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Law-abiding citizens have a constitutional right to defend themselve beyond their front doorstep,” said Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
Drake, of Fredon, is a business owner who owns and services ATMs – and who carries large amounts of cash, according to a report on NJHerald.com. The suit challenges New Jersey law requiring “justifiable need” to acquire concealed-carry permits, according to the report.
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