Lieutenant Colonel Terry S. Russell a soldier of the United states military, and a resident of Oceanport, New Jersey.
Which makes him no stranger to firearms.
For the duration of his 27 years as a soldier, Lieutenant Russell has been ‘fully trained and qualified’, at the bare minimum annually, to skillfully utilize handguns and rifles.
Today, he is positioned at New Jersey’s Picatinny Arsenal.
This is where he serves as the ‘Product Manager for the Army’s Individual Weapons and Small Arms program.’
This specific, is by all accounts, is a senior role.
Picatinny isn’t basically one installation of several but the national headquarters of the United States Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center.
In addition Lieutenant Colonel Russell supervises not just the weapons on his own base but all “small arms” for the U.S. Department of Defense.
There are a number of people in the America who know more about guns.
Yet get this, the state of New Jersey is not going to give Terry Russell a concealed-carry permit.
Does local and state gun restrictions violate the Second Amendment?
Almost a year ago, he applied for a license for the reason that he could carry a handgun when driving from his base at Picatinny to his home in Oceanport, New Jersey.
In an assist of his request, Russell explained that “service members, including family members, have been specifically targeted by radical extremist” groups. That the U.S. military has “verified” that “ISIS has placed a significant emphasis to actively identify US military personnel”; and that Picatinny alone happened to be evacuated recently, “due to the discovery of a dry run attempt to drive a Vehicle Borne Improved Explosive Device onto Post.”
He also mentioned that he has been, “vetted through the Department of Defense security office every five years for the past 25 years.”
The fact that he has a “Top Secret (TS) Sensitive Compartment Information (SCI) clearance”.
As well as, he is already in possession of a “Texas concealed handgun license.”
The forces that be just shrugged.
In response to the application, Oceanport’s Chief of Police, Daniel W. Barcus, asserted that Russell was unsuccessful in demonstrating “justifiable need”:
Barcus wrote, “There are no specific threats or previous attacks on you.”
Neither is there any kind of “special danger to your life that cannot be avoided by means other than by issuance of a permit to carry a handgun.”
His answer to the question was “no.”
So, now the police, counties, and state officials are attempting to tell us the fact that the 2nd amendment is only for them?
Hmm I saw this coming…..
Leaving aside the completely burlesque idea that one ought to be able to exercise their right to self-defense:
Only if a person has previously survived an attack and overlooking for a moment how unacceptable it is to demand free men and women to provide a “good reason” before they may enjoy their constitutional right?
The right to bear arms and a city’s ability to regulate guns are being challenged in the chambers of the nation’s highest court.
At the heart of the debate regarding gun laws is the 27 word long Second Amendment.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The right to bear arms is not explained further in any document throughout the history of the country.
The right of the man or women to have guns continues to be implied.
Which allows every state and local government to adopt gun restrictions.
How does this abide by the 2nd Amendment?
New Jersey is just one of the states in America that is creating loop holes to do away with our Second Amendment in the United States Constitution.
So why won’t Congress intervene?
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