Today, we are pleased to announce that Albert Almeida received his permit to carry in New Jersey!
The case is styled, Almeida v. Hon. N. Peter Conforti, et al. Civil Action No. 16-CV-03411-KM-JBC, and is filed in District of New Jersey, Newark Division.
It is a fantastic result, given that Mr. Almeida has waited years to exercise his Second Amendment rights in New Jersey, only to be forced to file a federal lawsuit to be vindicated. While this process is slow and takes a considerable amount of time, energy and resources, we are pleased that New Jersey finally admitted Mr. Almeida met justifiable need; something it knew back when it first denied his permit in October, 2013 and gave him three options: which included to shut down his business, conduct his private business in a different manner, or hire a private armed security guard.
Thank you to Party of Six, Ryan Watson and Alan Beck. We will continue to work for New Jerseyans and seek to restore their Second Amendment rights through strategic litigation.