NJ Denies Concealed Carry Permit
to Lt Col with Top Secret Clearance

By Jordan Michaels. May 26th, 2016

The state of New Jersey has denied a concealed carry permit to a Lieutenant Colonel who holds a Top Secret clearance and works at a U.S. Army arsenal that was recently the target of a terrorist attack.

Lt. Col. Terry S. Russell of the United States Army applied for a concealed carry permit almost one year ago, according to the National Review. He was denied by Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus because he failed to show "justifiable need," despite the fact that, as Russell explained in his application,

1) "service members, including family members, have been specifically targeted by radical extremist groups";

2) the U.S. military has "verified" that "ISIS has placed a significant emphasis to actively identify US military personnel"; and

3) that Picatinny Arsenal itself (where Russell works) had been evacuated recently "due to the discovery of a dry run attempt to drive a Vehicle Borne Improved Explosive Device onto Post."

The Police Chief didn't buy it. .....

This seems even more despicable, as we celebrate Memorial Day and remember our military' and all those we have lost. It is incredible that a Lt Col with such qualifications should be denied by a Chief of Police who states --
"There are no specific threats or previous attacks on you, and neither is there any special danger to your life that cannot be avoided by means other than by issuance of a permit to carry a handgun."
A suitable comment on this would be either unprintable or at very least 'impolite' -"baloney" will have to suffice!

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