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December 3, 2014

New Jersey: Attorney General Issues Report that Smart Gun Law is Not Triggered

New Jersey’s “Smart Gun” law, enacted in 2002, seeks to mandate the sale and manufacture of only “smart gun” technology in the Garden State.  When such technology, as defined by the law, is made commercially available in any state, this law is triggered and “smart guns” will be the only handguns allowed for retail sale in New Jersey.
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October 10, 2014

New Jersey: Shaneen Allen to Keynote N.J. State Association Annual Banquet October 18!

Shaneen Allen will be the featured speaker at the NJ State Association annual meeting banquet on Saturday evening, October 18, in Edison, New Jersey.  She will also be joined by Ginny Simone of NRA News, and gun rights attorney Evan Nappen.  The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) is the official NRA State Affiliate in New Jersey (www.anjrpc.org).
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September 22, 2014

New Jersey: Senate to Vote on Flawed Bill that Could Imprison Gun Owners TODAY

Today, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on Senate Bill 516.  This legislation seeks to increase the penalties applied when a minor gains access to a firearm.  So-called “safe storage laws” are inherently misguided as they render firearms useless for self-defense by making them inaccessible when seconds matter. 
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July 2, 2014

New Jersey: Magazine Capacity Restriction Vetoed

Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed A.2006/S.993, sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6) and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37).  This legislation sought to arbitrarily lower New Jersey’s magazine restriction from fifteen rounds to ten.  New Jersey is one of only a handful of states that already has a restriction on the number of rounds permitted.  Of course, criminals ignore the law, making such measures completely ineffective at addressing public safety and violent crime.
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June 18, 2014

New Jersey: Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation Awaiting Governor’s Action

As previously reported, legislation banning certain popular firearms and restricting the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds was sent to Governor Chris Christie (R) for his consideration.  
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May 23, 2014

New Jersey: Magazine and Gun Ban Legislation Passes and Goes to Governor

As previously reported, the New Jersey Senate passed A.2006/S.993, legislation banning certain popular firearms and restricting the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds.  A.2006/S.993, as amended, passed yesterday in the Assembly by a 44 to 34 vote.
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May 12, 2014

New Jersey: Senate Passes Two Gun Control Bills

Today, the New Jersey Senate approved a pair of damaging gun control bills.  Senate Bill 993, sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37) would further restrict New Jersey’s magazine capacity restriction from 15 to 10 rounds, passed on a party line 21 to 17 vote.
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May 9, 2014

New Jersey: Senate to Consider Magazine and Gun Ban Legislation on Monday

On Monday, May 12, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 993 at noon.  As previously reported, S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban certain popular firearms.
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May 9, 2014

Another Magazine Ban in the Works

Legislation to ban ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds, with no exemption for those already owned, is one step closer to becoming law in New Jersey.  The Wall Street Journal reports that on Tuesday “the state Senate’s influential law and public safety committee supported a bill that would reduce the ammunition capacity of gun magazines to 10 rounds from the current 15.  The 3-2 vote ran along partisan lines, with Democrats supporting the bill and Republicans opposing it. . . . The bill now faces a vote in the state Senate, controlled by Democrats.”
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May 5, 2014

New Jersey: Senate Committee Passes Magazine and Gun Ban Legislation

Today, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee passed Senate Bill 993 today on a party line 3 to 2 vote.  As previously reported, S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban certain popular firearms.  
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April 30, 2014

New Jersey: Senate Committee to Hear Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation on Monday

On Monday, May 5, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 993.  Sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37), S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban many popular firearms.
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March 21, 2014

New Jersey: Update on Anti-Gun Legislation / No Senate Hearing on S.993 in Trenton on Monday

Yesterday, Assembly Bill 2006 passed in the New Jersey Assembly by a 46 to 31 vote.  Sponsored by Assemblyman Louis Greenwald (D-6), A.2006 would further reduce the state’s magazine capacity restriction from 15 to 10 rounds.
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March 18, 2014

New Jersey: Urgent Action Needed -- Stand and Fight!

Your immediate help is needed to combat anti-gun legislation in Trenton!  Assembly Bill 2006, sponsored by Assemblyman Louis Greenwald (D-6), and Senate Bill 993, sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37), both seek to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban many popular firearms.  A.2006 could be voted on in the Assembly as early as this Thursday, March 20.  S.993 could be heard in Senate committee as early as Monday, March 24 and then voted on in the state Senate.  If left unchecked, S.993 could be sent to Governor Chris Christie’s desk, after passing the state Senate and Assembly, as early as next Thursday, March 27.  Please contact your state Senator and Assemblymen now!
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March 14, 2014

New Jersey: Assembly Committee Ignores Hearing Room Full of Angry Citizens

Yesterday, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee approved Assembly Bill 2006, sponsored by Assemblyman Louis Greenwald (D-6), by a 5 to 3 party line vote.  The bill further reduces the state’s magazine capacity restriction from 15 to 10 rounds.
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March 10, 2014

New Jersey: Thursday's Assembly Gun Control Hearing to Occur at 1:00 PM

On Thursday, March 13, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing in Trenton on Assembly Bill 2006, introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6).  A.2006 would lower New Jersey’s magazine limit from 15 rounds to 10.  This bill was originally scheduled to be heard last week; however, the Assembly committee hearing was postponed due to inclement weather.
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February 27, 2014

New Jersey: Relentless Anti-Gun Lawmakers Continue Onslaught in Trenton

On Monday, March 3, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on Assembly Bill 2006, introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6).  A.2006 seeks to lower New Jersey’s magazine limit from 15 rounds to 10. 
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February 21, 2014

New Jersey: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Pick Up Where They Left Off Last Year

New Jersey news media began reporting late yesterday that a “deal” had been reached to pass a bill further restricting New Jersey’s magazine limit from 15 to 10 rounds.  This agreement has been worked out between state Senate and Assembly Democrats.  It appears one party huddled their anti-gun lawmakers together in Trenton and opted to inflict more gun control on the citizens of New Jersey, calling it a “deal.”  The NRA will vigorously oppose this unconstitutional infringement on the rights of New Jerseyans.
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February 7, 2014

New Jersey: Gun Owners’ Voices Heard, “Defaced” Firearms Bill Amended in Committee

Yesterday, February 6, Assembly Bill 823 was heard by the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee. Sponsored by Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-31), A.823 was introduced with a provision that would increase penalties related to “defaced” firearms. 
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February 5, 2014

New Jersey: Assembly Bill Plagued By Dangerous Provisions

Tomorrow, February 6 at 2:00 p.m., the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider Assembly Bill 823.  Sponsored by Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-31), A.823 is police safety legislation that includes a number of items.  However, A. 823 also contains a provision that increases penalties related to “defaced” firearms.
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October 11, 2013

Don't Miss the NJ State Association Annual Meeting Banquet on October 19!

Don't Miss the NJ State Association Annual Meeting Banquet on October 19!
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September 27, 2013

New Jersey: Take Back New Jersey! Attend FREE NRA-ILA Workshops Oct. 2 and 3!

Please attend one of our FREE NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshops in Morristown, on October 2nd, and Cherry Hill, on October 3rd.
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August 16, 2013

New Jersey: Governor Christie Vetoes Major Anti-Gun Bills and Gun Owners Secure a Significant and Rare Victory

Today, Governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed a trio of anti-gun bills after nearly seven months of contentious public debate.  Misguided anti-gun state lawmakers introduced more than 80 anti-gun bills at the beginning of the year.  By this summer, more than a dozen bills cleared both legislative chambers and were sent to the Governor for his consideration and action.  Earlier this month, Governor Christie signed ten of those gun bills into law, but he left three deeply flawed bills for today’s action.  Your NRA-ILA was there every step of the way to oppose these onerous and overreaching bills.  Of all the legislation introduced, the three bills vetoed today were the most egregious.
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August 8, 2013

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE SIGNS GUN BILLS! NO ACTION TAKEN YET ON SWEENEY FID BILL OR .50 CALIBER BAN!

Governor Chris Christie signed 10 gun bills into law today.  Of the bills signed, two benefit gun owners and two were opposed by NRA.  The remaining six bills have a negligible impact on gun owners and were not opposed.  Most importantly, the three most egregious bills which NRA lobbied strongly against remain on the Governor’s desk.  It is critical that gun owners continue to contact Gov. Christie’s office and respectfully ask him to oppose those measures. 
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June 28, 2013

New Jersey: Final Gun Control Legislation Passes Senate and Awaits Governor Chris Christie’s Signature

This week, the New Jersey Legislature took final action on the remaining “centerpiece” gun bill, Senate President Stephen Sweeney's Senate Bill 2723 / Assembly Bill 4182.  This legislation passed the Assembly on a 43-34 vote on Monday and the Senate on a partisan vote of 22-16 on Thursday.  This bill now moves to Governor Christie's (R) desk to await consideration.  Contact Governor Christie to request his veto of S 2723 AND the .50 caliber ban bill Assembly Bill 3659 / Senate Bill 2178, which also received final approval this past week.
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June 25, 2013

New Jersey: Sweeney FID Bill and .50 Caliber Ban Pass in Assembly

Yesterday, the New Jersey Assembly took another step toward finalizing extreme gun control measures which have been hotly contested all year.  Despite loud protest from lawful gun owners across the Garden State over the last several months, state lawmakers continued on their relentless course toward even more gun control.  
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June 20, 2013

New Jersey: Attack on Second Amendment Continues in Trenton

Lawmakers in Trenton are close to completing final action on the “centerpiece” gun control bill next week despite the flagrant and embarrassing disregard for legislative process. 
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June 14, 2013

New Jersey: Sweeney FID Bill Scheduled for “Re-Do” in New Assembly Committee on Monday

After an unusual and embarrassing series of events transpired in the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee last week, Democrat Leadership simply stopped a failing roll call vote in progress, pulled the bill from committee and assigned it to another committee where the outcome is most likely pre-determined.  This disgraceful attack on gun owners demonstrates just how ruthless and desperate anti-gun lawmakers are in the Garden State. 
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June 7, 2013

New Jersey: Assembly Considering Misguided Gun Control This Week

Only weeks after some anti-gun state Senators were caught on a live microphone discussing the need for “confiscation” of firearms after a Senate Budget Committee hearing, their Assembly colleagues fumbled through an embarrassing hearing this week on Senate Bill 2723/Assembly Bill 4182.  The New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee failed to garner enough votes to pass the centerpiece gun control bill offered by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3).   
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May 31, 2013

New Jersey: Senate Approves Remaining Anti-Gun Bills

Yesterday, the New Jersey Senate passed multiple dangerous gun control bills.  Some of these bills will now go to the Governor for his consideration, while others will be returned to the Assembly for concurrence with Senate amendments.  Unfortunately, the state Senate failed to use their opportunity this session to instead make easy fixes to longstanding issues that have plagued law-abiding gun owners in the Garden State.  Among the fixes still desperately needed are clarification of current law to prevent law-abiding gun owners from being turned into criminals over minor technical transportation violations, enforcement of the thirty-day permit issuance deadline already required by law but ignored by permitting authorities, and extension of handgun permits to one year.
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May 28, 2013

New Jersey: Senate to Vote on Gun Bills this Thursday

This Thursday, May 30, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on multiple dangerous gun control bills.  However, the state Senate has failed to use this opportunity to make easy fixes to longstanding issues that have plagued law-abiding gun owners in the Garden State.  Among the fixes desperately needed are clarification of current law to prevent law-abiding gun owners from being turned into criminals over minor technical transportation violations; enforcement of the thirty-day permit issuance deadline already required by law but ignored by permitting authorities; and extension of handgun permits to one year.  Anti-gun extremists in the state legislature are so bent on criminalizing law-abiding gun owners that they have halted these reasonable, common-sense proposals.
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May 17, 2013

New Jersey: Gun Control Package Advancing in Trenton

The state Senate approved several gun control measures on Monday, May 13, and the New Jersey Assembly has placed them on their calendar for consideration this Monday, May 20 at 1:00 pm.  The Assembly floor agenda is subject to change.  The remaining bills passed in the Senate on May 13 may require action in Assembly committees before they can be taken up on the Assembly floor.  As of today, the Assembly is currently scheduled to consider the following bills, among others:
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May 9, 2013

New Jersey: Gun Control Package Advancing in Trenton Despite Outcry from Gun Owners

Proposed anti-gun laws that have been debated and discussed for weeks in Trenton continue to move closer to approval in the state legislature.  Many of these onerous legislative proposals, previously reported here by the NRA-ILA, have already passed in the Assembly and are now tentatively scheduled for floor action in the Senate on Monday, May 13.  The state legislature has reached a critical point in its process, and New Jersey gun owners must continue to pressure state lawmakers to defeat these dangerous gun bills.
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May 3, 2013

New Jersey: Anti-Gun Bill Package Moving In Trenton

The Statehouse in Trenton was bustling this week with gun owners who turned out to oppose yet another round of gun control during a two-day hearing.  On Tuesday and Thursday, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee heard testimony on the firearm bills previously reported here.  
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April 26, 2013

New Jersey: State Senate Committee to Hear Testimony on Anti-Gun and Anti-Sportsman Bill Package

Next week, the New Jersey Senate will be introducing their gun control package.  Next Tuesday and Thursday, the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will be hearing testimony on these bills.   After sifting through the 22 anti-gun bills that passed in the Assembly in February, the state Senate has chosen those they plan to focus on, and the list of attacks on your rights is long.  
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February 22, 2013

New Jersey: Assembly Passes Over 20 Anti-Gun Bills

Yesterday, the New Jersey State Assembly passed over 20 pieces of anti-gun legislation that we previously reported on here. These bills now go to the state Senate and can be heard at any time, so please begin contacting your state Senator. We have been told that action on these bills is likely to happen in March or April, however, continue to follow NRA-ILA alerts.  When these bills do start to move in the Senate, New Jersey Second Amendment supporters will need to protest in record numbers against them.   
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February 14, 2013

New Jersey: Fireworks in Trenton

Yesterday, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee passed twenty anti-gun bills over the vehement protest of gun owners.  Their hearing was moved to a larger committee room when it became obvious gun owner turnout was going to exceed expectations, but the room still wasn’t big enough.  Audio was piped into another overflow room and still more gun owners gathered outside the Capitol.  The state police issued an emergency demonstration permit due to the estimated crowd of more than 500 gun owners in attendance.
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February 11, 2013

New Jersey: More than 20 Extreme Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Committee this Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 13th, the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will hear more than twenty extreme anti-gun bills.  These bills, which border on being some of the worst anti-gun legislation currently being considered in the United States, are attempts that will fail to prevent future crime.  Past attempts at similar legislation have proven that they do not prevent crime and only punish law-abiding gun owners.  If these bills pass through committee, they could be considered by the full Assembly as soon as this Thursday.  You must act now!
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February 8, 2013

This Is It: New Jersey Assembly Officially Schedules Massive Attack on Gun Rights

Since the beginning of the New Year, NRA-ILA alerts have detailed the massive anti-gun package being crafted at the State House.  The time has NOW arrived for gun owners to come together and stand up in Trenton for our Second Amendment rights.  The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is meeting at 10:00 a.m. this Wednesday, February 13 to consider and vote on more than twenty anti-gun bills.
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February 1, 2013

New Jersey: Governor Christie Announces Public Meetings for the NJ SAFE TASK FORCE

For three days next week, Governor Chris Christie’s newly-created task force will hold public hearings in Camden, Lincroft and Newark to discuss crime and violence issues in New Jersey.  Governor Christie’s office issued a media advisory this week with details about the hearings, including dates and locations.  NRA members are encouraged to attend and respectfully voice their opinions.  It is important that this discussion focus on real problems like mental health and the societal issues that lead to violence.
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January 25, 2013

New Jersey: Your Calls to Stop the Anti-Gun Bills Have Overwhelmed Legislative Leadership Offices!

Yesterday, NRA members began contacting the Senate and Assembly Majority Leaders and have overwhelmed their offices with phone calls and e-mails!  Your telephone calls are making a difference in New Jersey!  It is important that you now redirect these calls from leadership to your own state Senator and Assemblymen.  Remind them that law-abiding New Jersey gun owners are already subject to some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and these laws have been proven ineffective at reducing crime. Tell them their constituents oppose further restrictions on their Second Amendment Rights, and urge your legislators to introduce reasonable legislation to rationally address existing crime problems and empower the law-abiding to protect themselves and loved ones.   Don’t let anti-gun zealots in Trenton punish the law-abiding gun owner.  Below is a list of some of the worst bills in play so far this session.  While many other bad bills have been filed, your action is needed NOW to stop the most egregious among them: 
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