NEW YORK – Everytown Law, the nation’s largest team of gun violence prevention litigators, released the following statement in response to the federal district court’s decision in Koons v. Platkin to block parts of New Jersey’s new firearm safety law, including provisions prohibiting firearms in sensitive places such as libraries, zoos, and bars.
“Today’s decision will undoubtedly make New Jerseyans less safe. The court’s decision to strike down parts of New Jersey’s law directly undermines public safety and puts our communities at risk,” said Janet Carter, senior director of issues and appeals at Everytown Law. “Prohibiting guns in sensitive public locations like libraries, zoos, and bars is entirely consistent with the Second Amendment. New Jersey’s law is a common-sense approach to improving public safety and reducing senseless gun violence. The court’s ruling cannot stand and we are ready to help fight this dangerous decision on appeal.”