Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Sucks being treated like one of the commoners, doesn't it?

A New Jersey law is preventing some retired police officers from applying for and receiving a concealed carry permit. The law in question excludes retired public university police officers from its provisions, according to a report that was published last week.

New Jersey statute 2C:39-6 (I) lists only federal, state, county or municipal officers, sheriff’s officers, corrections officers, park police and county prosecutor investigators as eligible for a concealed carry permit, the Newark Star-Ledger reported. Although the law makes provisions specifically for any retired former “full-time member of a state law enforcement agency” to apply for and receive a permit, it remains unclear whether or not former public university police officers qualify under these provisions.
Ah, the horror of finding out your not the right kind of Only One to get special treatment.


Another reason(as if we needed any more) to get rid of DHS: the corruption.
The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday dismissed an ICE whistleblower it was secretly smearing to reporters after she testified before Congress about her troubles with the agency. 

Special Agent Taylor Johnson — who had a storied career until she irked Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid by objecting to a visa program for foreign investors tied to the senator’s son — says she declined to take a $100,000 severance package because it included a non-disclosure agreement. 

Gee, what a great use of taxpayer money that would have been. Pay a woman not to talk about what already got nationwide coverage when she talked about it before Congress.


And up in Washington: pass a stupid law, it gets ignored.  In part because a number of LE people have flatly said "I'm not going to enforce this."

Must be causing huge annoyance- at the least- to the people who pushed it.

4 comments:

Pawpaw said...

I don't know why New Jersey bothers with such laws. LEOSA 04 covers it nicely. Hell, I'm qualified to carry in NJ, and I haven't been in the state since I stopped there in 1980. Don't care to go back, but I can damn sure carry there.

I just re-read the pertinent provisions, and yeah, those retired state university cops are covered as well. They really should read the law before they get their panties in a wad.

And yes, it is really nice to be able to carry virtually anywhere in the US without worring about reciprocity. It's one of the benefits of having a crappy job for several decades.

raven said...

"And yes, it is really nice to be able to carry virtually anywhere in the US without worring about reciprocity. It's one of the benefits of having a crappy job for several decades. "

It is not a "benefit" conferred by prior employment- it is a right, founded in natural law and spelled out in the Bill of Rights, that is being denied to your fellow citizens.













John said...

What Pawpaw said.

Couple of days ago I had a nice chat with a stranger when I noticed his 218 card in his wallet.



Pawpaw said...

It is not a "benefit" conferred by prior employment- it is a right, founded in natural law and spelled out in the Bill of Rights, that is being denied to your fellow citizens.
I agree with you fundamentally, and I suspect that we're pretty much in agreement. However, some of the residents of some states tend to vote for folks who would ignore the Constitution. As such, they live in places where the Constitution is abrogated to whatever the politicians feel like.

We keep our freedoms at the polls, by not electing people who would take our freedoms, and not electing people who appoint judges who would take our freedoms.We must be vigilant, always, to cast our ballots for people who would expand freedom.

While I agree that self-defense is a natural right, that right encompasses many things, firearms being simply one of them. Many people have no conception of a "natural right" because they have never been taught about such things.