The Supreme Court Takes Up a Gun Permit Case

The Supreme Court announced late today that it has granted certification in In re Application for Permit to Carry a Handgun of Calvin Carlstrom.  The question presented on that appeal, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s office, is “Among other issues, was petitioner entitled to a hearing on his application for a permit to carry a handgun?”  The Law Division denied the applicant, a security guard for AMC Movie Theaters, a permit to carry a gun in that capacity.  There was no hearing in that court.  A two-judge panel of the Appellate Division affirmed in an unpublished opinion, rebuffing the applicant’s arguments under the Second Amendment, the separation of powers, and due process.  Now the Supreme Court will take its turn.