Gun Rights Activists Target NJ Permit Applications

A New Jersey group of gun owners called the “New Jersey Second Amendment Society” has released a series of videos that they say document the discrimination people face when attempting to buy firearms and applying for a gun permit.  They are criticizing the system of applications, and declare that the government is being more discriminatory than they would allow an ‘ordinary citizen’ to be.

In an interview between Alexander Roubian, president of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society and the host of a NJ 101.5 radio show, Roubian asks the people of New Jersey to contact Governor Christie and the NJ police departments about what they feel is discrimination in the gun permit application process.  Among the many examples he cited was a young woman seemingly being told by an officer that she would not be “able to handle it”.

The series of videos were taken undercover without the knowledge of the police officers who were handling the permit process, and attempt to show the difficulty that New Jerseyans face when purchasing a gun. Roubian says that the videos show sexism against women, as well as discrimination against the disabled, young, and elderly people attempting to buy guns. In one of the undercover videos, a permit worker is asked a series of questions by a disabled applicant, and expresses his personal views of the process.

In the interview with Radio 101.5, Roubian also declared his support for home gun shops, and continued to press for a response from the government that he calls “fear-mongering” and believes that background checks should be executed by the stores which sell guns.

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