On Thursday, May 10, the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee decided to take no action on Assembly Bill 3494, sponsored by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-6) and Assemblyman Peter Barnes (D-18). A3494 would drastically raises all firearm license and permit fees and would allow the Superintendent of State Police the discretion to annually reconsider fees for a manufacturer or dealer license, a carry permit, the firearms purchase I.D. (FID), and the pistol purchase permits.
The committee also voted 4 to 2 to amend Assembly Bill 3998, sponsored by Assemblymen Reed Gusciora (D-15), Michael Panter (D-12), and Robert Gordon (D-38), which would ban the possession of all .50 BMG rifles by declaring such items to be a “destructive device.”
Even though A3998 has been amended to exempt certain firearms from being banned, it is still a gun ban bill. A3998 has been referred to another committee for further study and amending.
Please take a moment to thank Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblyman Nelson Albano for voting against A3998 and standing up for our Second Amendment rights.
Assemblyman Brian Rumpf (R-9)
Assemblyman Nelson Albano (D-1)
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