.

Morris Business Owner Fights NJ Gun Law to Carry Weapon for Work

Owner of ATM machines says he needs to carry gun for security purposes while dealing with money.

Patch File Photo
Patch File Photo
John Drake's line of work is to deal with piles of cash on a daily basis. 

Because of that, he wants to feel protected by carrying a gun with him.

But because that's illegal in New Jersey, Drake can't carry a gun with him during work as a small business owner who operates Automated Teller Machines (ATM) out of Whippany.

According to My9's Chasing New Jersey, he's taking his fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. Drake's lawyer is currently in Washington D.C. going through the legal process, and the case came before the judge last Friday. In that session, the report said, no action was taken, and it has been re-listed for conference this Friday.
tim leary April 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Every one who is a us citizen with no felony convictions is guarantied the right to keep and bear arms to protect himself,his family and his country.theres a reason it's the 2nd amendment.and that's to protect #1 remember that and vote for your rights all of them not just the ones that you like but all of them!
Pete April 23, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Unfortunately, the constitutional guarantee is often shortstopped by local and state officials. Does anyone reading this remember how, back in the 50s or early 60s, the chief of police in Par-Troy abrogated the Second Amendment by the simple stratagem of refusing to give anyone the APPLICATION form for a permit ?
Jake Mathews April 23, 2014 at 04:01 PM
There should be no reason to a carry permit other that a criminal conviction
Al Rooney April 24, 2014 at 01:04 AM
I believe Jake meant to say "There should be no reason to DENY a carry permit...."
alan rosenbaltt April 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM
IF YOU WANT TO STAY FREE YOU HAVE OT HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARM S THIS MAN HAS EVERY RIGHT TO A FIRE ARM

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »