UPDATE: A.C. casinos react to federal court rulings by barring firearms

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A federal judge moved to pause key aspects of the implementation of New Jersey’s anti-Bruen gun ban last week specifically concerning parks, beaches, and casinos.

New Jersey casinos are adhering to the ban anyway.

This Monday, the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) issued a statement accouncing the state industry’s decision to ban the carrying of all firearms at Atlantic City casino properties.

“The safety and well-being of our guests and employees is a top priority for the Atlantic City casino industry,” said Mark Giannantonio, president of the CANJ. “Considering the Court Order temporarily restraining enforcement of the State law prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms in public places, including casinos, all of the Atlantic City casinos are exercising their rights, as private property owners, to prohibit the carrying of firearms on their premises.”

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Renée Marie Bumb (a Bush nominee) and Judge Zahid Quraishi (a Biden appointee) have both issued injunctive orders which suggest rough waters ahead for the Murphy Administration as it attempts to argue that the new law, specifically designed to circumvent last summer’s landmark ruling authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, is somehow constitutional.

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