False Representation in Firearm Applications, N.J.S.A. 2c:39-10

False Representation in Firearm Applications, N.J.S.A. 2c-39-10, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerNew Jersey authorities recently arrested one of their own. Indeed, last month they charged a thirteen-year veteran with false representation in firearm applications. Additionally, authorities allege he lied about alcoholism on an application for a handgun purchaser’s permit. Moreover, the officer completed the applications in his hometown police department. Furthermore, he allegedly answered no to the question: Are you an alcoholic?1 But authorities allege he had previously admitted an alcohol problem to a superior officer. Consequently, the charges against the officer delineate two counts of knowingly providing a false answer to a question on the official form used to apply for a handgun permit and/or a firearms purchaser identification card, per the news. Whether this impacted the officer’s ability to carry a service weapon, however, remains unclear. Indeed, this casts doubt on the allegations. Nevertheless, this officer will experience the justice system from a defendant’s side of the law. Read More

Historical Analysis of the U.S. Constitution

Understanding The Bobbitt Modalities

historical analysis of the u.s. constitution, second amendment, right to keep and bear arms, textualism, orignialism, judicial precedent, new jersey, criminal defense, juvenile defense, attorney, lawyerProf. Philip Bobbitt taught different approaches for interpreting Constitutional Law. These modalities include Textualism, Originalism, Judicial Precedent, and Historical Analysis of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Textualism – This modality determines word meaning in their immediate context. It is persuasive because the meaning of these words and their meaning are directly and immediately relevant to the court. But one weakness is this ignores other contextual clues.
  • Originalism – This modality involves the meaning of words to the people who wrote them. Indeed, Justice Antonin Scalia championed this modality in his jurisprudence. Read more

The Second Amendment and Gun Control

Affirming the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

As 2016 draws to a close, one cannot help but languish in the memory of all those who died this year. Sadly, United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is among them. Among his many contributions to American society, Justice Scalia stood firmly for the right to keep and bear arms under the Constitution. With the Second Amendment on my mind, this post juxtaposes this constitutional right with New Jersey law, which favors gun control. Read more

Gun Control v. The Second Amendment

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. U.S. Const. amend. II.

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Based on recent tragic events in America involving gun violence, I dedicate this post to the memory of the fallen. This is also dedicated in honor of the survivors within their families and communities, and all other mourners. Additionally, I dedicate this to those who sacrificed to secure our legal rights in America. Read more