This Might Be The Perfect Time To Do It
You know...just thinking that if you REALLY wanted to experiment and spend a bit more money on the project - you could go to a pro-gun attorney and have the attorney draft your "letter of need" for you on law firm stationary.
Probably right now and immediately following the SCOTUS ruling - if they think you're willing to make yet another Supreme Court case out of your potential denial then I'll bet that they will go ahead and issue you one.
AKA They may just take the Path Of Least Resistance.
Just a thought.
Helpful Site for Enjoying Your Rights and Privileges
:yup:May Issue Tips is a site you may find helpful if you substitute "New Jersey" for "California". Salient points include doing the "Letter of Need" one time and one time only and doing it right by avoiding any mention of constitutional right or any other :argue: rebellious ideas. :scruntiny: It advises your consideration of who will be examining your application and how to prepare for your interview (if they do that in Jersey). Hope this really helps.