19 States Challenge NJ Gun Law

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -

Wyoming is leading a coalition of 19 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them submit a brief supporting a New Jersey man’s challenge to that state’s concealed weapons law, The Associated Press reported. An appeals court last summer ruled against John Drake’s challenge to a provision in New Jersey law that says people seeking permits to carry a concealed firearm must prove to police that they have a justifiable need. The brief says that Wyoming and the other states are concerned that if the ruling stands, it could threaten their less-restrictive concealed carry laws.