The Sick Reason This Army Hero’s Gun Rights Were Denied

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After 27 years in the Army and working at a location that is under a terrorist threat, New Jersey told this man he can’t have a concealed weapon.

Lt. Col. Terry S. Russell has spent 27 years in the Army and has helps run the Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton New Jersey. The arsenal has been under a terrorist threat and could be a big target for domestic terrorists to get their hands on weapons.

Lt. Col. Terry has more experience, education and training of firearms than 99% of the people living in New Jersey but it wasn’t enough for the state to say that he could get a concealed carry permit.

In New Jersey you have to show a reason you need to have a concealed carry permit. There has to be a real threat to your safety in order to get one.

Since the place where Terry works is under threat but he isn’t personally, the state didn’t see it wise to give this man permission to carry a concealed weapon.

The judge in the matter made a statement about not having a “justifiable need”.

“None of these threats appear to specifically relate to this applicant — he is in no different position than any other person who is assigned to that facility.”

So if you want to be able to carry a concealed gun in New Jersey you can’t do it until you have a threat against you. By then it might be too late.

Do you think New Jersey is right or wrong by not allowing Lt. Col. Terry S. Russell to have a conceal carry permit? Let us know in the comments below.

Candice has almost 20 years of experience reporting for various conservative publications. When she's not writing, she enjoys being outdoors--especially camping, hiking, and hunting. She lives in Harrisburg, PA, with her husband.