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Thursday, August 11, 2005


Jersey: Worker's Paradise


Court overturns ruling allowing ship's captain to carry a gun

A state appeals court has reversed a ruling by a Warren County judge that allowed a sea captain to carry a gun while guiding ships along the New Jersey coast.
But the New Jersey Superior Court's appellate division found that the judge erred when he determined that Atanasio met the "justifiable need" requirement to carry a concealed firearm. The appeals court noted that apprehension by people who work around potential terrorist targets is not enough to allow them to carry a firearm.

"If such were the test, then conceivably every airline flight attendant, every bus driver, every truck driver transporting hazardous materials, every person employed by or with access to potable water reservoirs or fuel storage facilities, would be legally entitled to carry concealed firearms," the appeals court wrote in a ruling made public yesterday in Trenton.

Each of those people should absolutely be allowed to carry a firearm. What, don't we trust them? Are you telling me that we trust a guy to drive a hazardous materials truck enough to be sure he won't turn the stuff over to terrorists, but not enough to let him protect himself with a gun?

Like I said, Amazing.

Man, I hate this attitude:

"I think in general, our office scrutinizes those applications to carry a weapon very intently," Ferguson said yesterday. "We felt that it just wasn't appropriate under the circumstances. When you grant an application, it often opens the door for similar applications, which potentially can cause difficulty."
Who gave you the power to "scrutinize" those applications so closely? Might I remind you:

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.
Note that the 2nd amendment (unlike the 1st) does not state that "Congress shall make no law abridging" or any such thing. It says that the right to keep and bear arms "shall not be infringed", period. That means you, People's Republik of New Jersey!


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