Since Governor Christie rarely if ever refers to me as “Dear Friend”, I will assume that most of you received a copy of the same “confidential” email letter as I did.
However, since it was marked as confidential, I will not reprint it here. My response, on the other hand is NOT confidential. You may reproduce it as you see fit.
Dear Governor Christie,
With all due respect, in the state of New Jersey the average law-abiding individual has no ability to exercise the right to bear arms. That is true even if that individual holds a carry permit anywhere else in this wonderful Nation. If someone lives in a state where they hold a carry permit and they cross the border into New Jersey, they immediately become a felon, unless they are willing to be disarmed. If you happen to reside in New Jersey, you will not be allowed to bear a firearm here no matter how law-abiding or qualified you are, unless you can prove that there is an immediate threat to your life.
How would one prove such a thing? Why is that requirement necessary or even legal?
The purpose of the Second Amendment has little or nothing to do with any of the things you talk about in your response. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to keep the power in the hands of the people, where it belongs in a government of the people, by the people and for the people. The Second Amendment was intended as a warning to all three branches of the United States Government not to infringe of the people’s ability to bear arms against the possibility of Tyranny. That warning protects an individual right as determined by SCOTUS in the Heller decision and was…
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