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NE, SD, WY join 2nd Amendment Court battle

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Nebraska Attorney General Bruning announced Feb. 12 that Nebraska joined with 18 other states in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing New Jersey’s handgun restrictions for legal gun owners.

“Law-abiding gun owners should not be required to show evidence of threat to legally carry a weapon,” said Bruning. “This law clearly flies in the face of our right to bear arms under the 2nd Amendment.” New Jersey’s handgun restriction only allows an individual to carry a handgun outside the home if he or she shows a “justifiable need,” by demonstrating “urgent necessity evidenced by specific threats or previous attacks.”

Authored by Wyoming, the brief was also signed by attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia. F

–AG Bruning