Update: Cal Carlstrom Receives His Concealed Carry Permit in New Jersey!

 In 2nd Amendment

Marine Veteran Cal Carlstrom has been fighting for his 2nd amendment rights now for nearly 4 years in the anti-gun state of New Jersey. In January, we reported that the NJ Supreme Court gave him a win in that the case was kicked back to the court where his concealed weapons permit was held up. That Judge finally reversed his decision and Cal has now been granted a concealed weapon permit. Now he will be able to carry his weapon on the job as a security guard.

“Finally after almost 4 years, and much hassle, thanks to you helping me with my GOFUNDME….. the Judge on pressure from the Supreme Court Of NJ reversed his denial and granted me my permit to carry for work.  I cannot thank you guys enough for your generosity…..it’s been quite a headache.  I have recouped half the lawyers bill,  but the 2nd Amend has prevailed, that’s the POINT!!!!!!” Cal Carlstrom

Cal has fought the good fight over the last few years. He was denied a hearing over the concealed weapon permit, even after he followed the state’s procedure and obtained consent of the local police chief.  Usually hearings are set up when a person cannot obtain the police chief’s ok. Carlstrom did not have that problem, as his police chief willingly accepted his application. Why was it held up in the first place? We’ll never know. The decision was reversed under pressure from the NJSC.

The Ruling of the NJ Supreme Court stated:

“[I]f a court has any questions regarding the applicant or his or her permit to carry application, it must hold a hearing to address those questions. The court should not simply deny the application. 

“[A] hearing must be held whenever the court contemplates denying a handgun carry-permit[.]”

That statement could provide due process for many others who are seeking to obtain a concealed weapons permit in the state of New Jersey. The courts cannot simply deny their applications without a hearing.

Cal still needs to recoup the rest of his attorneys’ bill, which will likely be hefty.  If you’d like to give him a hand with that, go to his GoFundMe.

Congratulations, Cal Carlstrom!

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  • Bonnie Schulz

    Here in the Republik of New Jersey, that qualifies as a miracle!!!!

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