Appeals court reinstates ban on concealed weapons in certain public areas in NJ

The ruling by the Third Circuit court comes after Gov. Phil Murphy’s law was blocked by a federal court judge.

Matt Trapani

Jun 21, 2023, 2:47 AM

Updated 361 days ago

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The United States Appeals Court has reinstated a portion of a law limiting the areas where concealed firearms are allowed in New Jersey.
The ruling by the Third Circuit court comes after Gov. Phil Murphy’s law was blocked by a federal court judge.
The law prevents firearms from such locations as parks, beaches, libraries, bars and restaurants where alcohol is served.
“This decision will make New Jersey a safer state for all of us and will ensure that New Jersey continues to have among the lowest rates of gun violence in the nation,” the governor wrote in a statement.
Attorney General Matt Platkin wrote that the decision is “a tremendous win for public safety and we will continue fighting for our law.”
Murphy’s original law was blocked after gun rights groups filed a lawsuit claiming the law violates the Second Amendment.


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