On April 21, Carol Bowne from Berlin Township, NJ, applied for a license to own a handgun, which she wanted to protect herself from a former boyfriend against whom she had a restraining order.(See also: this article from the Courier-Post.)
On June 3—while still waiting for the state to give her permission to own a gun—Bowne’s former boyfriend, Michael Eitel, allegedly stabbed her to death in her own driveway.
There you have it! A man's life was protected as a direct result of New Jersey's strict "gun control" laws, up to and including discretionary "may issue" licensing to own — let alone carry — a handgun. It's common-sense, don't you know! For the Children!
What? You didn't seriously think New Jersey's "gun control" laws would save the innocent person's life, did you?
[UPDATE 6/8/2015 10:00 am PST:] Dave Workman (see hat tip below) has more on NJ's gun laws here and more on the mainstream media ignoring the story here. The image on the second article gives me an idea for a form of silent protest. [/UPDATE]
(Hat tips: Ian Argent at Shall Not Be Questioned for the Breitbart link and Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman for the Courier-Post link.)