The NJCSD is proud to annouce our partnership with Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Second Amendment March (SAM) to take the RTCRS national. Please see below for our press release.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Larry Pratt, Executive Director
Gun Owners of America
Telephone Number: 703-321-8585
GROUPS TAKE SELF-DEFENSE ON THE ROAD
SPRINGFIELD, VA, January 19, 2010 — Gun Owners of America announced today that it has partnered with the New Jersey Coalition for Self Defense (NJCSD) and the Second Amendment March to launch a national program which assists citizens in asserting their Constitutional and human rights to self-defense.
The “Right-to-Carry Road Show” is a mobile processing system where all of the steps necessary to obtaining a permit to carry a firearm are consolidated. In some states, politically-motivated bias against gun owners is so extreme that many local police departments refuse to perform the fingerprinting, going so far as to intentionally give citizens the runaround or intimidate people into giving up.
In the past, completing the application process may have required several days to complete by the time the applicant arranged for fingerprinting and notarizing, sometimes even causing time off from work to coordinate scheduling with frequently uncooperative local agencies.
“The ‘Right-to-Carry Road Show’ brings all the elements together in one place and lets people get everything done in about one hour,” said Robert Kreisler, President of the NJCSD. “We even put all the paperwork in an envelope, seal it up, and ship it to Florida for you. No more petty bureaucrats or politically-motivated roadblocks, just a fast easy way to assert your right.”
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, said, “This is a perfect fit for GOA. We have always been firm on our position regarding the 2nd Amendment and this program will be a way of making a statement, bringing more Americans to our issue, and helping affirm our rights. We look forward to partnering with the NJCSD to bring this program to states where citizens’ rights have been sold up the river by legislators with an agenda.”
To date, the RTCRS has successfully processed hundreds of Florida permits without a single denial. “With the involvement of Second Amendment March, the Right-to-Carry Road Show will soon be available in more states through this special program. The three organizations have developed an infrastructure where interested parties may operate their own shows using a packaged system supported by training, promotion and even automated online reservation and payment processing” said Skip Coryell, founder of the SAM.
In states like New Jersey, where obtaining an in-state carry permit for self-defense is virtually impossible, the Right-to-Carry Road Show makes Florida permits available to those who want them. Since Florida has reciprocity with many states surrounding New Jersey and allows non-residents to apply for permits, offering the Florida permit is the next best thing for New Jersey gun owners.
Anyone wanting more information or wishing to participate should contact the NJCSD by visiting www.rtcrs.org, or by calling toll-free 877-890-5460.
The New Jersey Coalition for Self Defense is an independent not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 to defend a citizen’s right to protect himself with a firearm in one of the most restrictive states in the nation.
Gun Owners of America (www.gunowners.org) is a non-profit organization based in Virginia founded in 1975 by California Senator H.L. Richardson (Ret.) to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.
The 2nd Amendment March is a grassroots movement to galvanize the courage and resolve of Americans and to petition our elected officials against establishing anti-gun legislation by holding a peaceful march on Washington DC on April 19th of 2009. For more information, please go to www.secondamendmentmarch.com
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