According to njtvonline.org, “[Michael] Tumminelli says he wants and needs the gun to protect himself, his wife and their 3-year-old son. He’s a civilian employee of the Department of Defense . . . assigned to counterterrorism task forces that target the Islamic State and others. He prepares and trains agencies in explosives and cooperation in the event of an attack. Tumminelli has a wall full of accomplishments. He also has high-level security clearance.” But New Jersey won’t give him a permit to carry his .45 outside his abode. Newton Police and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office say Tumminelli hasn’t shown . . .
“…an urgent necessity for self-protection, as evidenced by specific threats or previous attacks which demonstrate a special danger to [Tumminelli’s] life that cannot be avoided by means other than the issuance of a permit to carry a handgun.”
Does that mean he has to ditch his supply of C4 and thermite grenades? The report above poses the question – without asking it directly – if someone like Tumminelli can’t get a license to carry in New Jersey, who can? And again, who can’t? That would be anyone who doesn’t have the political juice to get it done. “May issue” my ass.