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A Case For Reciprocity: N.J.’s Gun Laws

When you think of law-abiding citizens getting caught in a restrictive net of gun laws, one of the worst offenders that comes to mind is probably New Jersey.

It doesn’t matter if someone is an out-of-state utility worker helping the state recover from a storm, or a tourist just passing through the state. Even someone who spent years wearing a uniform and fighting for the United States can get ensnared and end up having to fight a nightmarish legal battle.

Adlee Mederrick, a retired Marine, is one such example. He was pulled over for a moving violation while he was visiting New Jersey, but things took a turn for the worse when he opened a compartment in his vehicle to get his registration and the police officer saw a gun. It didn’t matter that Mederrick had a carry permit from Pennsylvania, because New Jersey doesn’t recognize out-of-state carry permits.

Reporter Ginny Simone recently sat down with Mederrick and tells his story on this NRATV news video that underscores the importance of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The bill, which the House of Representatives passed late last year, is scheduled to be discussed in the Senate during the current congressional session.

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