New law allows retired officers to carry


Make text smaller Make text larger





More retired law enforcement officers can legally carry firearms under legislation signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. The bill expands the list of retired law enforcement officers eligible to receive a handgun carry permit.

“This new law makes New Jersey more compliant with the federal law and our neighborhoods safer and more comfortable for everyone except criminals,” said Space (R-Sussex). “These are officers who have retired from their jobs, but not from their commitment to ‘protect and serve.’”

In 1997, then-Gov. Christie Todd Whitman signed a law allowing retired police officers to carry concealed weapons in response to the murder of a retired policeman who attempted to stop a car-jacking at a Newark cemetery. The new law includes the following retired full-time officers: special agents of the Division of Taxation; Human Services police officers; New Jersey Transit police officers; campus police officers; state park and conservation officers; Palisades Interstate Park police officers; Burlington County Bridge police officers; housing authority police officers; juvenile corrections officers; parole officers; and railway police officers.

 



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Center for Prevention hosting 'Drop-In Recovery' sessions
The Center for Prevention and Counseling is hosting a C.L.E.A.R. Program Drop-in for Recovery from 2-4 p.m. at the Sussex...
Read more »

Los Lobos coming to the Newt
Los Lobos, the American rock band from East LA comprised of members David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas,...
Read more »
Image

Asleep at the Wheel coming to Newton
NEWTON — Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 47 years ago.
Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20...

Read more »
Image

Senate passes VoTech bill
The New Jersey State Senate has passed the Career and Technical Education and Security Bond Act sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester), Senator Steve Oroho...
Read more »

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Los Lobos coming to the Newt
  • Jul 19, 2018
Local News
Mid-summer at the Lake
  • Jul 16, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ