New Jersey resident denied access to gun because of his wife’s criminal record

The Associated Press reports:

A state appellate court has ruled that a southern New Jersey man cannot buy guns because his wife is a convicted felon who’s been accused of domestic violence.

In their ruling issued this week, the two-judge panel found that the guns’ presence in the man’s home would give his wife greater access to firearms, creating an unacceptable threat to public health, safety and welfare. They said the man’s Constitutional right to own weapons was “subject to reasonable limitations.”

The ruling upheld decisions made by a state Superior Court judge and the police chief in the Burlington County town where the man lives. The man’s name was not disclosed in the ruling because the case involved claims of domestic violence and to protect his 13-year-old son’s privacy.

The man had sought a firearm purchaser’s identification card and four permits to buy guns.

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