This Is It: New Jersey Assembly Officially Schedules Massive Attack on Gun Rights
Posted on February 8, 2013
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.
The New Jersey Legislature convened last week, and has made restricting our Second Amendment rights a priority this session. While our NRA-ILA state lobbyist works to defend your rights in Trenton, your action will be needed to stop the assaults on your civil liberties. Your NRA-ILA has been has been monitoring the following misguided anti-gun bills, and will continue to keep you updated on this and other legislation as session progresses in the Garden State.
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:
Contact legislative leadership immediately!
Law-abiding New Jersey gun owners are already subject to some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and these laws have proven ineffective at reducing crime. The majority leadership in Trenton is under tremendous pressure to blame you for the actions of violent and insane criminals. Instead of introducing reasonable legislation to rationally address existing crime problems and empower the law-abiding to protect themselves and loved ones, anti-gun zealots in the legislature are proposing laws that will only punish law-abiding gun owners. Your action is needed NOW to stop these bills: