After the Bruen decision, pretty much all the may issue states freaked out and drafted laws that made shall issue so impossibly onerous as to make it worse than may issue.
New Jersey was one if those states.
The legislature made so many places in New Jersey “sensitive locations’ where concealed carry was prohibited, that it made the state effectively one big gun free zone.
The state is being sued, and the case is Koons v. Platkin.
The Curie County Prosecutor’s Association of New Jersey filed an amicus brief with the court to give their justification why citizens shouldn’t carry guns.
It’s a hoot.
The reason you shouldn’t be able to carry in New Jersey is that the Garden State’s roads and highways are congested dog shit and New Jersey drivers are insane assholes.
It doesn’t matter how good of a person you are, once you experience New Jersey traffic, you’re going to start murdering other drivers because they are insufferable.
Case in point, this amazing anecdote.
How can you, ordinary citizen, be trusted with a gun on New Jersey public roads, when they are so bad, and the other drivers so terrible, that it drove one of New York’s finest into a gun waving rage monster?
You won’t be able to resist the temptation to start blasting other New Jerseyans once you have to deal with them in public.
“People can’t carry guns because everyone is an asshole and the roads are shit and they’ll kill each other on non-stop road rage incidents.”
To be fair, this is probably accurate, but I’m amazed that they would admit to it in court.