NEW YORK – Everytown Law, the nation’s largest team of gun violence prevention litigators, released the following statement in response to the federal district court’s decision in Koons v. Reynolds to temporarily halt part of New Jersey’s gun safety laws. The case challenged some sections of the law New Jersey lawmakers passed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which struck down one element of New York’s public carry permitting system (similar to a provision in New Jersey’s law) and established a new analysis for lower courts to use when evaluating challenges to gun laws.
“New Jersey’s new law is consistent with both Bruen and the Second Amendment. This ruling, on the other hand, is not consistent with public safety or the will of New Jerseyans, who do not want guns in bars, libraries, and other sensitive public locations,” said Janet Carter, senior director of issues and appeals at Everytown Law. “This is far from being the end of this case, and we’re ready to continue our fight to uphold life-saving gun safety measures to keep everyone in New Jersey—and everyone in America—safe from gun violence.”