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New Jersey Assembly Committee Vote in Favor of One-A-Gun-Month!

Friday, February 9, 2007

 

On February 8, by a vote of 6-0, the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee voted in favor of A-3511, the gun-rationing bill that would criminalize the purchase of more than one handgun per month by honest citizens.

 

The vote was preceded by a public hearing during which the Mayor of Jersey City and his police chief -- embarrassed by the recent defeat in court of their own local gun rationing ordinance – attacked multiple handgun sales as a cause of crime, even when those sales are made to law-abiding purchasers.

 

Second Amendment leaders and activists from New Jersey decried the bill as misguided “feel-good” legislation that will fail to reduce crime because it only targets sales by licensed dealers to law-abiding citizens who have been carefully pre-screened by the State.  Numerous other flaws in the bill were raised.

 

Now that A-3511 has been passed out of committee, it is positioned to make its way to the full Assembly.  Based on statements made by several legislators, the bill is likely to be amended first. 

 

The Committee vote of Assemblymen present was as follows:

 

Assemblyman Barnes: Yes

Assemblyman Johnson: Yes

Assemblyman Gusciora: Yes

Assemblywoman Quigley: Yes

Assemblyman Bramnick: Yes

Assemblyman Rumpf: Yes

 

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