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Man’s Fight To Bear Arms

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Sussex County, NJ (My9NJ) - John Drake is a New Jersey business owner who’s fighting for the right to carry a concealed gun in public and he’s willing to take his battle all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Drake owns a business operating ATMs and wants to carry a weapon because, as part of his job, he carries anywhere from $4,000 to $50,000 in cash from the trunk of his car to ATMs inside the stores in order to fill them up.

Drake said that he has had three close-calls with criminals while carrying large amounts of cash and filed for a permit to protect himself.

The state of New Jersey rejected the application saying that he didn't have an urgent necessity for self protection under his circumstances.  The state did not consider his request a "justifiable need."

“Our Second Amendment right which is, of course, one of the amendments in our Bill of Rights applies to all us states in the United States. It’s actually why they call the United States as singular and not plural,” he explained.
Drake, with help from the Second Amendment Foundation and the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.

19 states have also joined the legal fight against New Jersey's concealed weapons law.

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