In the case of Duke v. Filko the 3rd Circuit rejected a constitutional challenge to New Jersey law that requires that applicants for a gun carry permit show that they have a “justifiable need” to carry a weapon outside the home.

 The Court in a split decision asserted that even though we are guaranteed the right to bear arms, the government can decide who really “needs” a carry permit. This appears to turn the Bill of Rights into a “Bill of Needs” with the government determining who needs what.