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Small Business Owner Attempts To Make Gun Law History In NJ

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Whippany, New Jersey (My9NJ) - John Drake is a small business owner who is trying to make history in the Garden State. He is currently fighting the state of New Jersey over his right to carry a gun in public and he’s taking his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Drake says that he needs to carry a weapon as self-defense because he runs a business operating ATM’s and often has thousands of dollars in cash on him at any given time.

“I was simply just going for the right for myself to be able to carry a weapon to protect myself while I was out working on my ATM machines, whether it would be fixing them or putting money in them. Some of the locations that we’re at are maybe not the most desirable, a little bit dangerous and I have been threatened in the past and so I applied in the state of New Jersey through the state police for a carry permit,” he said.

Drake’s lawyer is currently down in Washington D.C. speaking to the U.S. Supreme Court Justices and asking them to hear this case. Drake says that both he and his legal team are optimistic that this will end in their favor.

“This morning the United States Supreme Court decided to do what they call, ‘take no action’ on our case that they had in conference last Friday. They typically would make a decision on Friday night or Monday. Now the good news is they didn’t deny it and even what I would consider myself better news is they relisted it for conference this coming Friday,” he explained.

So the question remains, will John Drake make gun law history here in the Garden State? Stay tuned…


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