A New Jersey judge on Dec. 13 enjoined enforcement of a local ordinance limiting handgun purchasers to one gun a month. In a suit that tested the power of cities to write their own laws to curb gun-related violence, Judge Maurice Gallipoli said he doubted that goal would be achieved by the ordinance, which he said was pre-empted by the state's extensive gun-control plan. Finding that the law violated equal protection grounds, Gallipoli deemed it arbitrary, capricious and lacking a rational basis.
N.J. Judge Voids City's Gun Control Law
New Jersey Law Journal
December 20, 2006